Milk Kefir Green Smoothie

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1/4 cup juice of spinach and kale
1 frozen banana
1 heaped teaspoon each of maca, bee pollen, flaxseed, coconut cream, raw honey
1/4 cup almond milk or raw milk kefir

Kefir is a highly nutritious and easily digestible alternative to regular milk products and is a great way to re-establish good gut ecology. Most yogurts or supplements contain at least 10 million friendly bacteria from lactobacillus and bifidobacteria families per bottle or capsule. Kefir has a live organism count averaging 1 billion per millilitre so if you drink 100 mls you are getting 100 billion. Not only that, the diversity of bacteria, yeasts and other favourable organisms far outweigh that of any other probiotic product or supplement.

Raw milk contains an abundance of beneficial vitamins and minerals, but unless we can efficiently digest the milk we can’t absorb them.

Kefir grains digest milk on our behalf. They break down the milk sugar (lactose) into lactic acid and break down the milk protein (casein) into basic amino acids, ready for our intestines to absorb and use to build our own proteins.

Kefir is a great source of vitamins B1, B6 and folic acid.

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