On a lighter note, one thing I missed after being compelled to find solace at a higher ground a.k.a. “The Neighbor’s,” during the havoc Typhoon Ondoy has brought our family, is preparing Kefir Smoothie. Probiotic is the best and as much as I would love to serve it au naturel, there is no way I could have my boys take them as is. And you cannot get more probiotic than kefir. I went back to “kefiring” the day after we came back home. I figured, we all needed the immune system boosting it gives us.
I just love how the World’s Healthiest Foods come up with such fine recipes. I could make use of them, incorporate with the everyday stuff I prepare for the family and even modify them to our taste. Life goes on and as we struggle to move on, sulking is just unacceptable and we press on to glorify God everyday of our lives and one way to do that is to be good stewards of the health He has given us. I’ve done a few articles about Kefir and you could just go back to those posts for its health benefits. Just so you guys know, despite our being exposed to extreme weather conditions lately and having to get soaked in mud water (Eew!) and to sort out all the muddy stuff (can you imagine all the bacteria therein!), my family and I are all fine! Strengthened immune system, by God’s grace, through the daily Kefir smoothie our family has been taking.
So, without further ado, here’s the Strawberries Smoothie Recipe from World’s Healthiest Foods. I will replace the yogurt ingredient with, you guessed it right, kefir.
This health-promoting smoothie recipe provides a wonderful combination of flavors and nutrition to your Healthiest Way of Eating. The addition of tahini helps keep you satiated for a longer period than your usual smoothie.
Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes
4 large strawberries
ź cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 TBS tahini*
1 medium size banana
˝ tsp vanilla
1 TBS honey
* Tahini is sesame seed butter and can be found in natural food stores or Middle Eastern groceries.
Remove stems from strawberries and wash.
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.
Serve 2 (8 oz glass servings)