Blueberry Kefir Smoothie Flavoured with Rose & Good for Your Gut

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie Flavoured with Rose

Kefir smoothies are my go to weekday breakfast. They are both nutritious and delicious and keep me going happily until lunchtime. Kefir is also incredibly good for your gut. This summery blueberry kefir smoothie is flavoured with rose and a bit of a treat.

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

I do like a healthy start to the day, even if things go downhill later on. Green smoothies made with fresh leaves are my favourite. I usually add a banana to sweeten things up a bit, but that’s generally the only fruit I use. However this blueberry kefir smoothie is a fruit smoothie and I wanted the flavour of the blueberries to shine through. I find bananas can muddle the taste sometimes. So, no banana was used in the making of this smoothie.  Instead I added an apple for sweetness.

There are only six ingredients needed for this blueberry kefir smoothie, although you can add a teaspoon or two of your favourite superfood powders if you like. Just make sure they’re not green ones or you’ll end up with an unappetising brown drink instead of a vibrant purple one. Rose syrup is easy to make and adds a wonderful floral accent to fruit smoothies, bakes and desserts.

I use organic milk to make my kefir, but you can use a dairy free alternative or even water kefir if you are vegan or have a dairy intolerance. Find out what kefir is and how to make it by following this link.

Blueberry Kefir Smoothie

To make this blueberry kefir smoothie, you’ll need

  • A power blender
  • milk kefir (dairy or vegan)
  • blueberries
  • apple
  • rose syrup (can use rose extract instead)
  • chia seeds (or linseeds)
  • rolled oats

Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender

I used the Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender to make this blueberry kefir smoothie. It’s a fantastic machine which blends in seconds and has a marvellous vacuum function that helps to keep fruit and veg from oxidising, thus retaining more of their vital nutrients. If you’re interested, you can read all about it in my Optimum Vac2 review. For other recipes using this fab machine take a look at my Full on Froothie page.

Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender

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Blueberry Kefir Smoothie – The Recipe

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Blueberry Kefir Smoothie Flavoured with Rose
Blueberry Kefir Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
 
An easy fruity summery smoothie with floral notes. It's both nutritious and delicious.
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keywords: blueberries, kefir, smoothie
Servings: 4 people
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
Ingredients
  • 750 ml kefir
  • 200 g blueberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp rose syrup or 3 drops Holy Lama Rose Drops for a no-sugar alternative
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • Your choice of superfood powders - optional. I added 1 heaped tsp baobab and 1 heaped tsp purple corn powder
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a power blender and blitz for around 30 seconds, depending on what blender you're using. For the Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender, use the vacuum function followed by the smoothie function.
  2. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Can serve 4 to 8 people, depending on what size glasses you use.

 

Will easily keep for 48 hours in the fridge without separating if the vacuum function is used.

 

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Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Cathy @ Planet Veggie
    12th July 2018

    I love smoothies for breakfast (and most lunches at the moment, too). Now I’m going to follow your link and learn about kefir 🙂

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      Choclette
      16th July 2018

      Kefir is brilliant stuff. We make it with dairy milk, but I understand it can be made with vegan milks too.

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    Diana
    12th July 2018

    I love kefir and this smoothie sounds very healthy and delicious!

  3. Leave a Reply

    Ceri Jones
    12th July 2018

    I love kefir! I’m not often a smoothie drinker, but have found when its been hot its something I crave. Will give it a go! A gorgeous colour!

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      Choclette
      16th July 2018

      I don’t think I’d ever had a smoothie until I got my first Froothie blender. We used to drink a small glass of kefir neat each morning instead. But I’m now addicted to smoothies, they’re such a good way of getting in a lot of nutrients early in the day.

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      Choclette
      16th July 2018

      We consume most of our kefir in the form of smoothies. It makes it so easy as well as delicious.

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    Heidi Roberts
    14th July 2018

    I just bought a big box of blueberries in the market for loads of kefir smoothies!

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    Jacqui | Recipes Made Easy
    15th July 2018

    Have to confess to not having tried Kafir yet. This does sound delicious though maybe now is the time! Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

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      Choclette
      16th July 2018

      Kefir is the sort of thing that once you get used to it, you wouldn’t be without it.

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    Corina Blum
    17th July 2018

    I still haven’t tried kefir but this does sound like a gorgeous summery smoothie! Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

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      Choclette
      18th July 2018

      Thanks Corina. Kefir has become so much a part of our life over the last 20 years, life would seem a bit strange without it now.

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    Nico @ yumsome
    17th July 2018

    I’ve only ever tried kefir once (again, in Thailand!) – it was locally-made from coconut water. I wasn’t impressed, TBH.

    We sell bottles of it at work, and I’m now thinking that since your smoothie looks so lovely, I’m going to grab a bottle, and use it in a smoothie. What a great idea – thank you for the inspiration! Definitely going to make your recipe first, before venturing into uncharted territory! xx

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      Choclette
      18th July 2018

      Well, I’ve only every tried milk kefir made with dairy milk and water kefir made with water, so I can’t vouch for a coconut version. But water kefir can be really good (when you get it right), especially in the summer. It creates it’s own natural fizz and you can add ginger or fruit to flavour it.

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