30 April 2014

Blueberry-Citrus Kefir Smoothie


As a beginner, I haven't traversed too far into the world of kefir. I've seen recipes for kefir cheese and various sweet breads, but I've chosen to stick with the super healthy smoothie version for now. And because kefir has the perfect consistency for a smoothie, you don't have to add additional juices that are high in calories to make it great. I love that it keeps this smoothie low-calorie as well.

After a couple of trials using different fruits, the Blueberry-Citrus smoothie has become my favorite. This blend compliments the flavor of the kefir giving a perfect balance of sweet and tart.

blueberry-citrus kefir smoothie



 It's also a very simple recipe that's easy to remember on those early mornings when you're preparing to head out the door:

1 C Kefir milk
1 C Blueberries
1 Serving mandarin oranges (from a four-pack snack size)
1/4 C Honey (I prefer mine sweet)


blueberry-citrus kefir recipe

Toss your kefir milk and fruits into a blender.

recipe for a blueberry-citrus kefir smoothie

Then add honey. Many recipes call for 1-2 T of honey opposed to my 1/4 cup, so judge accordingly. As you can see, I like mine on the sweeter side to balance the tartness of the other ingredients.

Last, blend for 1-2 minutes.

If you have time, place it in the freezer for 30 minutes or so. Otherwise, enjoy as is.

recipe for a blueberry citrus kefir smoothie

Super easy, super healthy, super-food. Also high in protein, a kefir smoothie will keep you going all through the morning.

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12 comments :

  1. Wow, looks fantastic! I've never tried kefir and I think I'll look into it! Thanks, Sarah!

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  2. Evelyn @ My Turn for usApril 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Thanks for the lesson in Kefir:)) I had to google it, (I guess I live under a rock, HA). Just pinned this healthy smoothie!!


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  4. YUM! This sounds super delicious and healthy! Pinning!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  5. This looks perfect for a fast and healthy breakfast smoothie!

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  6. I've never heard of kefir but this looks yummy and I'm always up for a good protein boost. Pinning this to try!

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  7. This looks so delicious! I've never tried making smoothies from Kefir, good idea!

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  8. That looks so delicious. I haven't tried Kefir milk before. This might be the perfect opportunity to do so. Thanks for sharing Sarah.

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  9. I was amazed at just how beneficial kefir is. I'm currently on a mission to convert my family, + they are taking to the smoothies pretty well!

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  10. I had heard of kefir before, but had never delved into it until I was gifted my grains. After learning how beneficial it is, I had to open my mind up to the idea. Now I love it!

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  11. Thankls for the invite, Marilyn. Off to visit now :)

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