Probiotic Heart Health Recipe

Winter is just the time to build up your healthy gut bacteria. But what does
this have to do with heart healthy month? Quite a bit!

Controlling blood pressure — Those suffering from hypertension may
manage their blood pressure levels by consuming probiotics. ( J Hum
Hypertens. 2004 Nov;18(11):795-802. )

Try these delicious smoothies as a fast and tasty way to feed your gut
microbiome. If you are dairy free, use a fermented coconut Kefir. The
colours are beautiful to look at, and the taste will lift your mood.

Happy Heart Healthy month!

Pre and Pro-biotic Smoothies

Blueberry Tummy Tamer

• 1 cup organic Kefir milk
• 2/4 cup frozen blueberries
• 1-inch piece of ginger grated if you don’t have a high-powered blender
• 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
• Honey to sweeten if desired

Mango Sunrise

• 1 cup organic Kefir milk
• 3/4 cup mango
• 1/2 cup strawberries
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Dark Chocolate Breakfast Milkshake

• 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
• 1 cup organic Kefir milk
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 small banana cut into pieces and frozen overnight in a freezer bag
• 1 tablespoon ground flax

Combine ingredients in blender, blend until smooth