I love the energy a green shake gives me. I like having them at that 3-4pm slump. I always feel clean and revitalised after one. Adding water or coconut water kefir to my green smoothie not only increases the absorb-ability of the nutrients in the smoothies but also helps to heal and strengthen the digestive system and immune system.
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You can use any flavour of water kefir second ferments or even the unflavoured water kefir.
The coconut water is quite tart and sour so combining with greens and sweeter fruit like berries or apple can help to balance the smoothie for the palate.
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This recipe is found in Culture Your Life book along with 45 recipes to flavour your Kefir and Kombucha (hint the kombucha green smoothie uses the SCOBY!) and how to use it for cosmetics and cleaning products.Print
Green Kefir Smoothie Recipe
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 1 ½ cups coconut water Kefir (or other Water Kefir)
- 1 cup greens (can use pea shoots, spinach, sweet potato leaves, kale, frozen peas, lettuce or a mix of them all) OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
- 1–2 celery sticks
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 mini cucumber
- ¼ cup fresh herbs (Oregano, mint or basil work well or a combination)
- Fermented fruit from your second ferment Water Kefir flavours
- Mango, watermelon, papaya, pear, apple, berries, pomello, carrot or a combination
- 1 tbs powdered greens (organic is preferable)
- Chia or hemp seeds
- Handful of ice cubes
- Blend until smooth.
Get this recipe and 45 other kefir and kombucha recipes in Culture Your Life.
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