- ½ cup of basic milk kefir
- ¼ cup of cranberrieswhole frozen
- ¼ cup of cranberry juice
- 8-10 medium sized blueberries
- ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 dash of vanilla extract
If you like experimenting with the taste of milk kefir, you will like this recipe. A blend of cranberries, blueberries, lemon juice, and even a little vanilla can send your taste buds on a whole new level of taste.
For this recipe, the star of the show is the cranberry. These delicious but tart berries are popular for Thanksgiving meals but they have so much more to offer so why keep them hidden until your next Thanksgiving meal? These berries are great for conditions such as urinary tract infections, or UTI. Because the berry containers high amounts of proanthocyanidins, certain bacteria’s that can attach to the urinary walls won’t be able to which will lessen your chance of a UTI developing. In addition, cranberries can also help reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease development when consumed in your diet. Cranberries can also slow down the development of tumors within the body which can decrease your chances of the development of cancer and it containers Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Fiber, and more.
Since cranberries have a tart taste, it’s hard to just grab a hand ful and start snacking so you can invite cranberries into your daily diet by dehydrating them and placing them in your trail mix or oatmeal, bake them in a muffin, or add them to this recipe.
In addition to this recipe, you will be adding a couple of tablespoons of frozen blueberries. These small to medium sized blue colored berries bring to the table essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K, zinc, calcium, and iron. These vitamins and minerals can provide your body with the best defense against harmful diseases and conditions.
The juice of a lemon will also be used in this recipe. Now you may be wondering how the tart cranberry and the lemon juice will work in harmony once combined in your smoothie. You will not taste the individual taste of these tart fruits but instead, you will taste a balance of the ingredients because they do work well together.
Don’t forget to add vanilla to this recipe. You don’t need a lot, only a small dash to complete it. Vanilla has a balance taste which helps the tart ingredients play nicely together. Vanilla is the one ingredient that grounds it all. Don’t add too much otherwise, vanilla will be overpowering but adding a simple dash will create balance for your taste buds. Vanilla offers its own benefits such as reducing inflammation, strengthening your hair, preventing acne from developing, aids in weight loss, and can help calm anxiety. With the combination of cranberries, blueberries, lemons, and vanilla, your smoothie will be a super packed boost of deliciousness.
To prepare this recipe, you will need a basic recipe for milk kefir. If you haven’t made your first glass of milk kefir yet, you will first need to order the kefir grains necessary for the first batch. You will need to ensure that you are ordering the grains from a reputable company or private individual. Once you make the initial purchase of kefir grains, you will be able to use them to make more. For the basic milk kefir recipe, click here.
Add Ingredients Together
Add the frozen cranberries, blueberries, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and vanilla into the blender.
Pulse the ingredients together until the kefir is gently mixing with the fruit.