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Nourish and support your gut with a kefir smoothie. Get a healthy dose of probiotics, prebiotics and fiber in all 7 of our favorite kefir smoothie recipes. With a good blender and a few ingredients you can make a delicious cinnamon mocha, blueberry crisp, tropical paradise or berry medley drink.

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Tropical Paradise Smoothie
Berry Medley Smoothie
Cinnamon Mocha Smoothie
Blueberry Crisp Smoothie
Orange Cream Smoothie
Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter

Probiotic Smoothie Recipes for Gut Health

Jar upon jar upon jar.

If you’ve ever made kefir at home using kefir grains, you know how quickly your fridge can fill up with many jars of milk kefir. There are an assortment of ways you can use the kefir such as to make dip, cheesecake, sourdough bread, overnight oatmeal and low sugar desserts. One of the simplest ways to use milk kefir is in a smoothie. Instead of using traditional milk or yogurt to make a creamy smoothie, we like to swap it out for a cup of kefir.

Kefir smoothies are fabulous at any time of the day. While I often blend up a smoothie for an after meal treat, others prefer to eat it at breakfast time or as a snack during the afternoon. Most smoothie recipes contain some type of dairy, frozen fruit and occasionally a natural sweetener. In the kefir smoothie recipes below, you will find seven different variations. I’ve included a common favorite, berry medley, made with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. You’ll also discover new, exceptionally delightful recipes such as tropical paradise with pineapple, coconut and mango as well as cinnamon mocha and chocolate peanut butter. But my personal favorite is blueberry crisp. It’s like liquid pie in a glass. Delish!

So go ahead, break out your blender and start adding more probiotics into your life with a big glass of your favorite kefir smoothie.

How Do I Make Kefir at Home?

To quickly make a glass of kefir at home, add 2-3 teaspoons of kefir grains to a pint size glass jar. Pour two cups of milk over top. Securely seal the jar with a a plastic lid. Set the jar on your countertop away from direct sunlight and allow to ferment for 24 hours. The kefir is finished when it tastes sour and has a consistency of drinkable yogurt. Remove the milk kefir grains and enjoy a glass of fresh milk kefir.

To learn how to make milk kefir as well as the tips and tricks of successfully making jar upon jar of delicious kefir at home, check out this blog post.

Are Kefir Smoothies Good for You?

You bet they are! A kefir smoothie is a great way to get probiotics and prebiotics into your gut. Quality milk kefir made at home contains 56 different strains of bacteria including lactobacillus acidophilus and lactobacillus brevis as well as several vitamins, yeasts and enzymes. Here are our top reasons we drink kefir every day.

  • Rich in vitamin K2 which helps support healthy bones
  • Help to improve lactose intolerance
  • One of the most powerful probiotic foods available
  • Supports a healthy gut
  • Milk kefir made at home contains no added sugar
  • Helps build back good bacteria in your gut after the use of antibiotics
  • May help to lower cholesterol
  • Great source of B vitamins which can boost energy levels

What Fruit is Good With Kefir?

Personally I have yet to find a fruit that does not pair well with kefir. Dried dates, frozen pineapple, cherries, peaches and bananas are delicious when blended into kefir. Berries, especially blueberries are not only delicious when mixed with milk kefir, they are a wonderful source of prebiotics and are anti-inflammatory.

How Much Kefir Should I Drink a Day?

It is entirely up to you. Generally 1-2 cups of kefir a day is enough for a healthy gut. If you are new to drinking milk kefir, start with a very small amount and slowly your way up in order to not overwhelm your gut with a variety of new bacteria.

What Are the Best Add Ins for Smoothies?

Besides milk kefir, fruit, juice and extracts, here are a few other great smoothie add-ins you may want to try:

  • Ground flaxseed
  • Greens like kale, spinach or sprouts
  • Herbs
  • Collagen
  • Chia seeds
  • Oats
  • Spices such as clove, nutmeg or pumpkin spice
  • Agave or honey
  • Jam or jelly
  • Avocado
  • Carob chips

Can I Substitute Yogurt for Kefir?

Yes. While kefir may contain more strains of beneficial bacteria to improve gut health, yogurt has many health benefits that kefir does not. Yogurt can be substituted 1 for 1 in these homemade smoothie recipes.

floral cup filled with a tropical kefir smoothie topped with a slice of pineapple and a yellow striped straw

7 Smoothie Recipes With Kefir

Get some good bacteria into your gut with these 7 probiotic smoothie recipes. Each recipe is made with gut healthy milk kefir, fruit, fiber and absolutely no added sugar.

Tropical Paradise Kefir Smoothie

With just one sip, the tasty combination of pineapple, mango and coconut in this smoothie recipe will have you dreaming of a vacation to the beach with sunny skies and ocean views. A perfect refreshing drink on a hot summer day.

Serves: 1-2


1 1/4 cups kefir
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango
2 tablespoons shredded coconut


In a blender combine all ingredients, blend until completely smooth. Pour into a glass and consume immediately.

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Berry Medley Kefir Smoothie

Blend milk kefir, a banana, a scoop of jam and your favorite berries to create this delicious berry medley smoothie. If needed, this recipe lays the foundations for the ability to hide medicinal herbs and super greens, for an extra dose of nutrition.

Serves: 1


1 cup kefir
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and/or blackberries)
1 1/2 tablespoons raspberry jam


In a blender add the kefir, banana, strawberries, mixed berries and jam. Blend until combined and smooth. Serve and enjoy!

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Cinnamon Mocha Kefir Smoothie

Velvety smooth with a bitter bite of espresso and chocolate and a sweet kick of banana, this cinnamon mocha  smoothie is one you won’t want to miss. Serve it as a healthy dessert after a meal or as an alternative to a cup of coffee.

Serves: 1


1 cup kefir
1 frozen banana
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
5 ice cubes


Add kefir, frozen banana, cinnamon spice, espresso powder, vanilla extract and cocoa powder into a blender. Toss in ice cubes. Blend smoothie until combined and ice cubes have been completely crushed.

blue cup full of blueberry kefir smoothie

Blueberry Crisp Kefir Smoothie 

Blueberries, real oats and cinnamon join together to create a blueberry crisp flavor in this incredibly wonderful blueberry kefir smoothie recipe.

Serves: 1


1 1/4 cups kefir
1 frozen banana
1 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt


Place all ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Secure lid on blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the desired texture is reached. Pour kefir smoothie into a glass and enjoy.

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Orange Cream Kefir Smoothie

Creamy and tart, this citrus smoothie tastes like a liquid creamsicle. Made with 100% orange juice, probiotic-rich kefir and a healthy splash of vanilla extract.

Serves: 1


1 cup kefir
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 ice cubes


Place kefir, orange juice, cream, vanilla and ice cubes into a blender. Blend until combined and smooth.

small glass cup with banana smoothie inside sits on a cutting board covered in oats and sliced bananas

Banana Oatmeal Kefir Smoothie

You’ll go bananas for this delicious banana oatmeal smoothie. Great for breakfast or as a treat after lunch. This drinkable oatmeal smoothie is a favorite among kids and adults alike.

Serves: 1


1 cup kefir
2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt


In a blender add the kefir, bananas, oats, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Blend until smooth. Serve.

tall clear glass mug filled with a chocolate smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kefir Smoothie

Together with cocoa powder, peanut butter and vanilla, this chocolate smoothie tastes just like one of those beloved peanut butter cups. The indulgent-tasting concoction is much healthier than the well-know candy. It is made with probiotic-rich kefir and no added sugar.

Serves: 1


1 cup kefir
1 frozen banana
2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 ice cubes 


Place the kefir, banana, cocoa powder, vanilla, peanut butter and ice cubes into the blender with the lid secured. Turn on machine, blend on high until ingredients have become one and have smooth, glossy consistency.

More Ways to Use Milk Kefir

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Kefir Eggnog

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