Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

A delicious gut-friendly strawberry kefir smoothie recipe ideal for breakfast.

The smoothie is made using 4 ingredients only, making it a quick way to incorporate more gut-friendly meals.

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Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie For Gut Health

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Boost your gut health with a strawberry kefir smoothie! Blend frozen strawberries with probiotic-rich kefir, a touch of peanut butter, and a banana for a deliciously creamy, gut-friendly treat.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup kefir (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Measure the ingredients carefully and set the aside.
  2. To a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the kefir and peanut butter first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  4. If the blender is struggling, add a couple of tablespoons of water to help the blending.

Notes

*For smoothie benefits & variations, scroll past the recipe.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 24.1g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.2g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Protein: 14.3g

What Are The Benefits Of Strawberry Kefir Smoothie?

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie served in a round glass cup
This kefir smoothie even though contains only 4 ingredients, it packs a punch!

All 4 ingredients are nutritious and each contributes to health benefits.

Some of the main benefits of this smoothie include:

  1. It’s Probiotic-Rich: Kefir provides beneficial probiotics to your digestive system, supporting gut health and potentially enhancing immune function.
  2. Nutrient Dense: Provides a variety of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C from strawberries and bananas, calcium and Vitamin D from kefir, plus magnesium and Vitamin E from peanut butter.
  3. Supports Bone Health: The high calcium content from kefir, is essential for bone strength and health.
  4. Energy Boosting: The natural sugars in strawberries and bananas offer a quick energy boost, while the healthy fats in peanut butter provide sustained energy.
  5. Heart Health: The monounsaturated fats from peanut butter can support heart health by improving cholesterol levels.
  6. Muscle Recovery: The protein from kefir and peanut butter aids in muscle repair and growth.
  7. Antioxidant-Rich: Strawberries and bananas are loaded with antioxidants, helping to combat oxidative stress and inflammation.

If you like this smoothie, you should also try my layered kiwi kefir smoothie, as well as my breakfast banana and kefir smoothie!

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

Since the smoothie contains 4 ingredients only, there are so many different ways to elevate this recipe.

From adding more ingredients to even swapping some.

Here are some suggestions I have personally tested:

  1. No Banana Variation: If you dislike bananas, you can swap them for mango, pineapple, or even another type of berry. Just make sure they are frozen.
  2. Nut-Free Smoothie: Swap the peanut butter for sun butter, or use chia seeds instead.
  3. Green Boost: Add a handful of spinach or kale for an extra nutrient boost without impacting the flavor of the smoothie.
  4. Protein Boost: Increase the protein content of this smoothie easily by adding a scoop of protein powder.
  5. Increase The Sweetness: You can add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness.

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender x
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie is quite thick and doesn’t have much liquid in it, which is why not all blenders are compatible.

You will need a high-speed blender to be able to break down all the ingredients with minimal liquid.

Nutribullet is my favorite for this job.

Smoothie FAQs:

Is Kefir Better Than Yogurt?

According to Healthline – kefir is a lot more powerful than yogurt in terms of probiotics. Kefir contains an incredible up to 61 strains of bacteria and yeasts. Compared to yogurt, kefir is simply a better choice. Kefir is also low in lactose, making it suitable for people who might be slightly sensitive to lactose.

I Don't Have Frozen Fruit - Can I Use Fresh?

You can of course use fresh fruit instead of frozen, but the texture of the smoothie will be changed. It won't be as thick and cooling.

Does Blending Kefir Destroy It's Benefits?

No. Blending kefir does not impact it's nutrients or benefits. You can freely blend it with your fruits and chose ingredients without losing any benefits or nutrients.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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