Kefir, Mango and Banana Protein Smoothie

Kefir, Mango and Banana Protein Smoothie

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This Kefir, Mango and Banana Protein Smoothie is a delicious smoothie, rich in goodness and probiotics. We are using Milk Kefir here, which is a cultured probiotic drink made with Kefir “grains”. Kefir drinks are easily available these days, next to all the other probiotic drinks, but in my house, it’s homemade. All you need to get started is a kefir starter, which consists of the “grains”. But more of that, in an actual post on kefir.

Draining homemade kefir milk

This smoothie is absolutely delicious, and is just one of many ways that we use kefir at home. As I have my smoothies as part of my workout nutrition, they always have some protein powder in the mix. You can do the same, or leave it out, and still have a protein drink.

I add some ginger and turmeric to the mix, and when you use turmeric, you have to have a touch of black pepper to increase the absorption. Read more on turmeric here.

The final flavour is a rich, creamy and tangy drink that is going to do you a world of good!

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Kefir, Mango and Banana Protein Smoothie

This Kefir, Mango and Banana Protein Smoothie is a delicious smoothie rich in goodness and probiotics. We are using Milk Kefir, a cultured, probiotic drink.
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Course: Drinks, Healthy Recipes
Cuisine: International
Keyword: mango, smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor

Ingredients

  • 250 ml kefir milk
  • 1 banana sliced
  • ½ to 1 mango chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric or a tiny amount of fresh
  • about 1 cm fresh ginger
  • a dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp chia seeds or any others, even a small amount of nuts
  • 1 tsp honey optional, to counter the sour kefir

Instructions

  • Grate the turmeric (if fresh) and ginger.
  • Place everything into a blender and blend to a smooth drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 799mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 2829IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 355mg | Iron: 1mg
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16 thoughts on “Kefir, Mango and Banana Protein Smoothie”

  1. Fresh ginger? Hmm. I never really liked this but I’ll give it a try. Atleast the chia seeds are there. 🙂

  2. I’ve never been a big banana fan, but I’ve been trying to like it more by mixing it with other flavors and mango may be just the ticket!

  3. Taty Pradilla

    These looks very delicious and perfect for breakfast. I am going to have to try it out in the morning.

  4. Elizabeth O.

    That sounds amazing! I don’t really put protein powder in my smoothies so this recipe is okay with me. I love the combination of mango and banana!

  5. Yum. That looks like a delicious smoothie. I bet it’s filled with vitamins and protein. I should try it sometime.

  6. I’ve really been trying to eat more fermented foods recently. I’m trying to repair my gut bacteria so this will really help!

  7. Mango and banana together are good, but this smoothie has probiotics in it too so that makes it great! I’m making this soon as I find mangoes at the store. If I can’t find Kefir, I’ll use a different probiotic preparation. 🙂

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