If you aren't familiar with kefir, it is a cultured milk drink, and a great source of probiotics. Probiotics are helpful for digestion, as well as for the immune system. My favorite brand of kefir is Nancy's Organic Low-fat Plain kefir. This particular brand contains 13 live culture strains. I don't tolerate normal milk products, but cultured milk products are entirely different. Like yogurt, the live cultures in kefir are helpful for digestion and I need all the help I can get.
But as I sat on the deck in the warm sunshine sipping this delightful smoothie, I wasn't thinking about it's nutritional and digestive merits. I was simply savoring the moment.
1 cup plain low-fat kefir (or less if you like a thicker consistency)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
About 6 -8 fresh mint leaves
Process it all together in a blender, making sure the blueberry skins and mint leaves are completely pulverized.
Servings per recipe: 1
Serving Size: 1 1/4 cup
Total Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 151 mg
Total Carbs: 26 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g