This carrot cake smoothie contains kefir milk, one of my favorite fermented foods to support our immune health. Most people are aware of the benefits of yogurt, another example of of a fermented food made from milk. But, there are a few important differences between kefir milk and yogurt.  Learn more about the benefits of fermented foods HERE.

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Kefir Milk

carrot cake smoothie

For starters, kefir milk has a larger number of health-promoting bacteria strains. Most kefir milk has 12 different strains of live and active cultures and 25-30 billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) compared to the average yogurt of 1 to 5 strains with 6 billion CFU. I love to use kefir milk in smoothies because 1  cup of kefir milk has 12 grams of protein compared to 6 grams in yogurt. If you’re looking for a low-sugar option, go with plain. Plain kefir has only one gram of added sugar. And, if you’re lactose-intolerant, kefir milk is a great bone-boosting option because it is 99% lactose-free.

We combined kefir milk with a handful of carrots, bananas and pumpkin pie spice to create this easy, immune-supporting smoothie! Happy slurping!

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carrot cake smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie with Kefir Milk


  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 c. vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2 c. kefir milk
  • 1 medium banana (frozen is best!)
  • 1/2 c. carrots, raw, cut into chunks
  • 12 T. coconut flakes
  • 1 t. pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Blend and enjoy!

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Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a Registered Dietitian, Media Spokesperson, and co-author of Prevention's Mediterranean Table Cookbook. She and her team of Registered Dietitians aim to help their clients go further, make change last, and unlock their potential. She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband, and three young sons. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please visit our contact page.