Instant Probiotic Smoothie


Smoothies are a great vehicle for introducing all sorts of probiotic-rich foods into your meals. Most often this comes in the form of a cultured base of the smoothie like yogurt, kefir, or coconut milk kefir. These are all great, nutrient-dense foods that lend a probiotic punch to your smoothie.

But what if you at the last of your yogurt, haven’t cultured that gallon of milk yet, or simply aren’t in the mood for a dairy-heavy smoothie and yet still want a probiotic-rich smoothie?

The answer to that question is also the answer to the “what can I do with all of that whey” question people often ask when making yogurt or kefir cheese or other strained cultured dairy products.

Whey Ice Cubes

If you’re looking for an easy way to introduce probiotics to your smoothie (or other foods) then consider freezing that bowl of whey leftover from cultured dairying into ice cubes. You can then use those ice cubes blended with fruit, juice, more cultured dairy, or other flavorings for a delicious, probiotic-rich smoothie.

Smoothie Recipes Using Whey Ice Cubes

You can use whey ice cubes in a smoothie with this very simple recipe formula:


  • 4 cups liquid (milk, juice, water, dairy-free milk, or any combination)
  • 10 to 12 whey ice cubes
  • Fresh fruit (berries, bananas, pineapple, mango, etc.)
  • Flavorings (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, etc.)
  • Sweeteners (raw honey, sucanat, maple syrup, etc.) to taste


Pour liquid into blender. Add ice cubes and pulse a few times or until ice has been broken up a bit. Add fruit and flavorings and blend until completely smooth.

Or, try it in these fun smoothies with whey ice cubes:

What’s So Great About Whey?

Whey that comes from a cultured dairy product contains all sorts of great stuff, like...

  • Probiotics
  • Organisms that ease digestion
  • Trace minerals

Whey has been used in historical times to preserve food, heal stomach aches, and even nourish the convalescing.

So why not freeze up that extra whey for a probiotic-rich smoothie any time.


Probiotic Smoothie Made with Whey Ice Cubes

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