banana kefir smoothie r

What can I say about this smoothie? It is delicious and not so sweet (although you can make it as sweet as you like). I love to have it on a hot day or after a nice run – cold, slightly acidic taste, flavor of bananas, quenching my thirst. Ahh… And all those healthy bacteria from kefir!

The constistency of kefir is somewhat similar to yogurt, but not as smooth, and definetely taste is different. Since during fermentation some carbon dioxide is produced, it is actually perceptible in a drink, which makes drinking kefir an interesting experience (in a good sense!).

Also, kefir can be tried by people who are lactose intolerant, as most of them can tolerate it. The reason is that lactose is used during fermentation process to produce lactic acid and carbon dioxide. Small amount of lactose is still present in finished product, but plentiful of bacteria in kefir mitigates possible symptomes. Just remember to try it in small amounts first (if you know you’re lactose intolerant)!

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16 Responses to Banana-Kefir Smoothie

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  2. jess says:

    I just used this recipe 2x this week and I love it! I decided to freeze my bananas because it just wasn’t coming out cold enough. But it’s really yummy and I down it in seconds!


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  5. Elina says:

    I also added a handful of strawberries to the recipe, and it was so delicious! Thanks for posting this!

  6. KefirFan says:

    Not that sweet aye? I would call three ripe bananas and a table spoon of sugar plenty sweet for me!

    • Monika says:

      Hi KefirFan! I guess it is a matter of personal preference 🙂 and it would be this much only if you drank entire thing by yourself. For one serving it would be half of it and to me ~1.5 teaspoon of sugar is not so bad (some breakfast cereal has more in one serving), especially when mixed with tangy kefir 🙂 But maybe I just have really sweet tooth.

  7. jimy says:

    why even add sugar, really? the benefit of kefir is that it takes the sugars out of the milk when it is fermented, I have made kefir everyday since 2010 and make over a gallon daily.. take is straight slam it and be done wow..
    the only benefit the banana adds,is PREBIOTICS that the probiotics can feed on..

    • Monika says:

      Hi Jimy, thanks for stopping by.

      It is all about taste and variety really. As someone who grew up drinking kefir (and a lot of it), almost always plain (love it especially during summer, cold from the fridge!) I appreciate a little bit of change from time to time.

      I must also disagree about benefits of kefir – you’re right, lactose is used for fermentation but bacteria itself provides much more benefit that lack of sugar itself (unless you’re lactose intolerant). Banana is a great source of energy and nutrients not only food for our flora.

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