Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

This creamy, thick Strawberry Kefir Smoothie is full of good-for-your-gut probiotics.  Blend it up for a quick and cool breakfast!

low FODMAP Strawberry Kefir Smoothie - gluten free, grain free

Have you guys even heard of kefir? (I’m still not 100% sure how to pronounce it)

keh-FEAR

KEH-fur

Regardless of how you say it, it is a fermented drinkable dairy that is usually about 99% lactose-free and full of probiotics making it great for gut health.  It tastes a lot like yogurt!

Today is Recipe Redux day, and guess what the theme is…gut health!

With cold and flu season upon us, the best defense may be good gut health. Since much of our immune health begins in the gut, show us your healthy, delicious recipe to bolster gut health.

low FODMAP Strawberry Kefir Smoothie - gluten free, grain free

I’ve always been a smoothie lover.  Growing up, mom used to make breakfast for us before school and cool smoothies were always a hit with me.  And strawberry always the favorite.

Kefir showed up in a few instagram stories, so after doing a bit of reading about it I thought I would give it a shot.  I love how it adds creamy texture and a slight tang to the smoothie, and gives my gut health a boost!

low FODMAP Strawberry Kefir Smoothie - gluten free, grain free

While I love smoothies, when I’m having a bad tummy day sometimes they aren’t the best option (too much fruit at one time can be higher in FODMAPs) so I’ve measured the fruit in this smoothie to make sure it is 100% tummy friendly.  It’s all about portion control here!

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So even though the temps are dropping, I’m still sipping on smoothies! (and wearing a blanket around the house!)

low FODMAP Strawberry Kefir Smoothie - gluten free, grain free

A cool creamy Strawberry Kefir Smoothie to help promote a healthy digestive system! #lowFODMAP… Click To Tweet

If you give this recipe a try, make sure to tag @trebleinthekchn or #trebleinthekitchen on instagram! 🙂 

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie
 
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This creamy, thick Strawberry Kefir Smoothie is full of good-for-your-gut probiotics. Blend it up for a quick and cool breakfast!
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Recipe type: breakfast, smoothie, low FODMAP, vegetarian, snack
Serves: 1 smoothie
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ banana
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 4 oz or a half cup of plain kefir
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency.
  2. Serve in your favorite glass with a straw and enjoy!
Notes
This recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content, but the portions of ingredients used are low FODMAP according to the Monash University App.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 184 Fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 31 g Sugar: 21 g Sodium: 154 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 8 g Cholesterol: 5 mg

low FODMAP Strawberry Kefir Smoothie - gluten free, grain free

Question of the Day:

  • What was a favorite breakfast when you were growing up?

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