This #SmoothieSaturday, we skip the cookie aisle but still satisfy our sweet tooth with our Almond Cookie #Smoothie. Made with our non-dairy Lifeway Oat as its base, this #recipe uses fruit, nuts, and a bit of maple syrup to mimic that fresh-baked cookie taste that we love. It’s loaded with nutrients too. Dates are high in soluble fiber and almonds are loaded with antioxidants. Our Lifeway Oat lifts this smoothie to an even higher level by adding 10 live and active #vegan #probiotic cultures, plus the #prebiotics to support them.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
- 1 Cup Vanilla Oat
- 2 tbsp Vanilla protein powder
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 tbsp chopped almonds
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.