Blueberry Kefir Smoothie Flavoured with Rose & Good for Your Gut
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.
To make this blueberry kefir smoothie, you’ll need
- A power blender
- milk kefir (dairy or vegan)
- rose syrup (can use rose extract instead)
- chia seeds (or linseeds)
- rolled oats
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Blueberry Kefir Smoothie – The Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy.
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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- Strawberry watermelon smoothie via Little Sunny Kitchen
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