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3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

These kefir smoothie recipes combine some awesome ingredients to make a delicious and nutritious breakfast with no added sugars! Whether you use your own milk kefir or a store-bought version, these are the perfect way to start your day!

3 different healthy kefir smoothies on a marble surface with a white tile backsplash in the background.

 

One of my favorite things to make for breakfast is smoothies. Not only are they delicious and refreshing, they allow you to pack a bunch of nutrient-dense foods all into one meal.

It’s a great way to kickstart your day.

Today I’m sharing three healthy kefir smoothie recipes that have very different flavor profiles despite having a common base ingredient!

Okay, let me show you how to get the benefits of kefir in a delicious way!

A bottle of Kalona SuperNatural grass-fed kefir on a marble surface.

 

What is Kefir?

All three of these easy smoothie recipes contain an amazing ingredient that I consider a superfood: Kefir!

What exactly is kefir, you ask? It’s basically milk that has been cultured with beneficial probiotics.

Kefir is kind of like yogurt’s cousin. It’s usually less thick than yogurt, and lends itself nicely to drinks. Like smoothies!

You can use homemade kefir in these recipes (just make sure to strain out the kefir grains first!), but let’s talk about one of my favorite kefir brands!

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothies

Why I Love Kalona SuperNatural Kefir:

Kalona SuperNatural is definitely my favorite store-bought kefir. It’s one of the few brands that make real-deal full-fat kefir. Another rarity: it’s non-homogenized!

It also doesn’t contain any stabilizers (it’s full-fat so it doesn’t need any!). To top it all off, it’s certified 100% grass-fed.

But I wouldn’t be as excited about this kefir if it didn’t taste good, too! I love that it’s creamy and mild – not overly sour!

Now, let’s jump in and I’ll show you some awesome smoothies that you can make with kefir!

A chocolate blueberry avocado kefir smoothie on a marble surface with chocolate chips in the foreground and half an avocado in the background.

 

Blueberry Chocolate Kefir Smoothie Recipe

First up, we have this delicious Blueberry Chocolate Avocado Kefir Smoothie.

This flavor is my kids’ favorite smoothie of the three because: CHOCOLATE.

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

Ingredients:

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this smoothie:

  • Frozen blueberries: wild blueberries would be amazing here! The reason I don’t recommend using room temperature or fresh fruit is that your smoothie won’t be as thick if you do. 
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: Dutch processed or regular will work here.
  • Vanilla extract: This helps to round out the flavors of this smoothie.
  • Cream: Adding a splash of cream makes this smoothie more luxurious and adds extra healthy fats from quality dairy products!
  • Frozen banana: This helps to add smoothness to the smoothie (ha!) and sweetness. Frozen banana is my favorite fruit for quickly adding some natural sweetness to a smoothie. Unless you like a really tangy flavor, you’ll want to counterbalance the sourness of the kefir a bit. And again, the frozen fruit helps to thicken up the smoothie.
  • Half of an avocado: Okay, here’s the specialty ingredient in this smoothie. It may sound weird to include an avocado in a sweet, fruit smoothie, but it works!
  • Kefir: Of course this is a kefir smoothie, so there’s no need to explain this ingredient choice. 

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

Place everything in the blender and give it a whirl until completely smooth.

And there you have a delicious, probiotic smoothie!

A chocolate avocado blueberry kefir smoothie on a marble surface with fresh blueberries and cacao nibs on top.

Serving:

It’s amazing how well these flavors play together! I hadn’t tried blueberries and chocolate as a combination for smoothies before, but it’s really good!

The avocado adds some healthy fats and creaminess, and the kefir lends and bit of tang to the situation. Yum!

For presentation, you can put a few fresh blueberries on top and add a sprinkle of cacao nibs.

I don’t find it necessary, but if you are wishing for any of these smoothies to be a little sweeter, you can add some maple syrup to sweeten it up!

A kale pineapple kefir smoothie with fresh kale and a whole pineapple in the background with fresh ginger and stainless steel straws off to the sides.

 

Superfood Raspberry Green Kefir Breakfast Smoothie

Up next we have this Green Superfood Kefir Smoothie.

This is a great healthy breakfast for those days when you’re craving something fresh, or you need to round out your greens quota.

All of the ingredients needed to make a green kefir smoothie laid out on a marble surface.

Ingredients:

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen bananas: Again, frozen bananas are what give this smoothie a nice creamy texture and sweet flavor. I personally like a tangy drink, but if you find that you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you could always add a little honey or maple syrup.
  • Frozen pineapple chunks: This adds a bit of tang and freshness to the flavor profile.
  • Frozen raspberries: For a little extra zing, I like to add frozen raspberries as well. They also lend some extra antioxidants to the mix! And of course frozen berries help to thicken up the kefir smoothie.
  • Kale puree: For best results, I recommend cooking your kale first and making kale puree with it (learn how to make kale puree in this post). You could substitute a few handfuls of washed raw spinach, but it won’t be quite the same.
  • Ginger: It may seem strange to add ginger to a smoothie, but it works! It’s so fresh and warm and lovely.
  • Collagen peptides: To boost the amino acids in the smoothie, add a scoop of collagen peptides!
  • Cream: Again, I really like to add cream to my smoothies to make them rich and, well, creamy!
  • Plain Kefir: Of course you can’t forget the star ingredient! You gotta get the benefits of those gut-friendly bacteria!

All of the ingredients for the energizer kefir smoothie in a blender pitcher.

 

Throw it all in the blender, and away you go!

2 glasses of green smoothie made with milk kefir on a marble surface with fresh ingredients around them.

Serving:

Pour into a cup and throw some fresh raspberries on top if desired. You could also sprinkle some chia seeds on top for a little bit of crunch!

Benefits:

I consider this one a superfood smoothie because it has some powerhouse ingredients:

  • Raspberries for antioxidants
  • Kale for Vitamin C, Vitamin K (in the form of K1), more antioxidants, and anti-cancer properties
  • Ginger for immune support
  • Collagen peptides for joint health and protein
  • Kefir for healthy fats and good probiotics. Probiotic-rich foods actually help out your immune system by promoting a healthy gut microbiome!

Two glasses of strawberry kefir smoothie on a marble surface with fresh strawberries on top.

Strawberry Cheesecake Kefir Smoothie

If you’re looking for a delicious but healthy treat, this Cheesecake Strawberry Kefir Smoothie fits the bill.

It’s completely naturally sweetened, and tastes like a milkshake! What a delicious way to promote gut health!

This one is great for busy mornings because the ingredients are really simple and require very little prep. It’s such an easy kefir smoothie. 

 

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

Ingredients:

All you need is:

  • Frozen bananas: Again these add that extra creaminess and sweetness to the smoothie.
  • Frozen strawberries: These add a nice freshness to the flavor profile.
  • Collagen peptides: Kefir is already a good source of protein, but this lends this smoothie a little extra protein. Now collagen peptides aren’t a complete protein, but you could use whey protein powder instead, which is a complete protein.
  • Sour cream: In addition to the kefir, I like to add some sour cream for extra tang. This helps to give this smoothie that cheesecake flavor.
  • Cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Kefir: Again, you can either use homemade milk kefir or store-bought. 

 

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

Again, just plop it all in a blender and whiz it up until smooth!

 

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

Serving:

This strawberry banana kefir smoothie is definitely a kid pleaser!

It has mellow flavors, and tastes like a strawberry cheesecake milkshake (without the unhealthy sugar bomb, of course).

But it’s still a healthy smoothie recipe since it uses quality ingredients.

You can make this even more pretty by putting some fresh strawberry slices on top, and even a sprig of mint. 

Also, you could make any of these into a kefir smoothie bowl! Just make sure to blend it up nice and thick, and pour into a bowl instead of a glass! 

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

So there you have it: three easy recipes for healthy kefir smoothies you can make to start your day off right.

These are such a fun way to switch up your morning smoothie routine. 

Which flavor would you try first?

All printable recipes are below!

More Easy Breakfast Recipes:

Yield: 1

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

These easy and delicious kefir smoothie recipes are a great way to start your day and promote a healthy gut bicrobiome!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

For the Blueberry Chocolate Avocado Kefir Smoothie:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 c frozen blueberries
  • 4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 c Kalona SuperNatural whole milk plain kefir
  • 3 T Kalona SuperNatural whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Kale Kefir Smoothie:

  • 2/3 c kale puree (see note)
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 banana sliced + frozen
  • 1/2 c frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 c frozen raspberries
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides
  • 3/4 c Kalona SuperNatural whole milk plain kefir
  • 2 T Kalona SuperNatural whipping cream as needed

For the Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 banana sliced + frozen
  • 3/4 c Kalona SuperNatural plain whole milk kefir
  • 2 T Kalona SuperNatural sour cream
  • 2 T Kalona SuperNatural whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides

Instructions

  1. 3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie RecipesFor each smoothie, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding more kefir or cream to achieve desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Notes

Each smoothie makes 1 serving.

The calorie count is approximate. The Blueberry kefir smoothie is about 585 calories, the kale smoothie is about 490 calories, and the strawberry smoothie is about 390 calories.

Follow the instructions in this post to make the kale puree.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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3 Healthy Kefir Smoothie Recipes

Originally published on Apr 17, 2019 at 07:09. Updated on January 16, 2024 at 2:33.

Katie

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Thank you so much for these! They got my sister through wisdom teeth surgery and healing back up afterwards. That chocolate blueberry one might be our favorite smoothie ever. We even add kale to it now, and you don't even notice it! It's so good!

Erica Kastner

Monday 6th of April 2020

So glad you're sister is recovered from wisdom teeth surgery! I need to get that done this summer...not looking forward to it! ? The chocolate blueberry is my kids' favorite as well! Great idea to add kale as well. ?

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