IT STARTED WITH KEFIR
One day last year my mom busts through my front door anxiously and animatedly talking about this amazing device that makes yogurt and she knows the inventor and blah blah blah as she grabs my hand and starts leading me to her house (next door to my house). It has been a very long time since I had seen my mom so excited. We walk through her back door and right into her kitchen where a tall man was standing next to a counter full of milk jugs. It was kind of surreal and immediately it was something I knew I needed to Instagram. Literally, no one really knew what was going on, but my mom’s excitement trumped any uncomfortable or awkward feeling.
My mom then introduced me to Merrick, the inventor of the Probiotic Maker. It is a super simple and amazing device that turns a jug of milk into kefir overnight. Kefir is drinkable yogurt that has tons of health benefits and millions of live probiotics. It helps gut health and digestion, is antibacterial, helps bone health… and the list just kept going as Merrick mixed drinks and blended smoothies for us. I quickly saw why my mom was so excited and I quickly jumped on the bandwagon.
AND NOW, THE RECIPE
My mom has been having Kefir shakes daily since then. It is not only super healthy for you but it really is delicious. It is hard to mess up on any variety of flavors but here is one of our very favorite recipes:
AND NOW, THE INGREDIENTS…THRIVE LIFE
Costco has the most amazing guava juice (Grown Right Organic Guava Nectar) that comes in a 2 pack. Make sure to grab some of that next time you go or you can buy it here.
I don’t always have fresh fruit around so obviously, I dip into my Thrive Life stash and the drinks always come out so so good! I also throw in a little bit of Thrive Kale or Thrive Spinach. You can buy direct from the Thrive Life website.
For the Kefir, you will need a probiotic maker. Here is a link to the one I use. Use code Abi for 15% off!
This has been my go-to for smoothies, but I have tried all sorts of different Thrive Life fruits and veggies and honestly, they are all awesome!
Remix this recipe and let me know what amazing concoctions you come up with!
1 Cup – Kefir (Milk or Yogurt as a substitute)
1/2 Cup – Guave Nectar Juice
1/4 – 1/2 Cup each – Thrive Life Fruit: Strawberries, Peaches, Blueberries
1 tbsp – Thrive Life Kale or Spinach
Make sure the ingredients have been refrigerated before use.
Place kefir, guava juice, and Thrive Life fruits and vegetables in a blender.
Blend for about 60 seconds, or until desired texture.
Add some ice if you want the shake to be colder.