Recipe by Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.
Enjoy this creamy, sweet, satisfyingly tart smoothie as a celebration of sunshine (or an invitation, depending on the weather where you are). Tropical fruits like bananas and mangos are higher in sugar than fruits like apples and berries so they should be consumed in moderation. Think of this smoothie as a treat or dessert rather than, say, breakfast. Unlike many other treats and desserts, this one is full of nutritious elements like fiber, essential fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin B6, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Kefir is a fermented milk beverage similar to yogurt. While making your own kefir will provide significant amounts of probiotics, good quality store-bought kefir is now also widely available.