What is Kefir? post) at least four days a week. It's delicious and nutritious, and a great snack to help me curb sugar cravings. It's also a perfect post-workout meal, because calcium after exercising = stronger bones, stronger heart, easier weight control, and faster muscle recovery. I started my kefir smoothie drinking in April of 2010, the same time I started running four days a week. I lost fifteen pounds in six months, and I feel like these smoothies were a big part of helping me to get in shape and stay in shape.
This recipe card has my two favorite smoothie combinations. The 5-grain cereal adds complex carbohydrates and fiber, which help to keep you full longer. The nuts add healthy fats and protein (plus amazing flavor), and the flaxseed adds protein. Each recipe makes about 32-ounces (4 cups)--enough for two people to enjoy a large, healthy, delicious shake.