A Refresh programme breakfast staple. Kefir is a powerful probiotic with up to 1.5 trillion good bacteria in this recipe alone. It is a superhero level gut food!

Serves: 1
Prepare:
5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 250ml/1 cup kefir, preferably homemade (make your own kefir)
  • 50g/½ cup raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or mixed berries OR
  • 2tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 ice cubes (optional)
  • 4-6 drops liquid stevia, to taste

Method:

  1. Add the berries or cocoa powder and ice to a bowl or jug with the kefir.
  2. Using a hand blender, blitz until smooth.
  3. Add liquid stevia to sweeten to taste. Serve. 

You can also make this smoothie using apple, spinach and kale for a green smoothie. Otherwise, try and vary your berries for maximum nutritional variety. 

Kefir helps to treat and repair lactose intolerance, so even if you find milk problematic, give kefir a try and you can use our recipe to make your own. If you have a diagnosed allergy to cow’s milk, kefir can be made with goat’s milk or coconut milk (from a tin) or you can buy coconut milk kefir ready-made.  

Kefir can occasionally create bloating as your gut rebalances. This usually passes but if you are struggling, then build up slowly from 1 tsp daily up to 1/2 a cup over 3 weeks.

Nutrition (per serving):

  • 220 kCal
  • 9g total fat
  • 6g saturated fat
  • 20g net carbs
  • 12g protein
  • 4g fibre