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Banana, Raspberry, and Chia Layered Oat Parfaits

Our Banana, Raspberry, and Chia Layered Oat Parfait is a lovely treat made with fresh bananas, succulent raspberries, fiber-rich chia seeds, and Strawberry Lifeway Oat. Our organic, gluten-free cultured oat milk is infused with probiotics and prebiotic fibers, making it as nourishing as it is delicious.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You 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 immunityimprove 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.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.

Prep Time: 4-8 hours Servings: 1

Directions

  1. 1. For the base of the parfait: Grab a 16-ounce mason jar and add the Strawberry Lifeway Oat, cinnamon, oats, and chia seeds, and stir well. Then add 1/2 the banana (sliced) and the frozen raspberries. Stir again well to combine. Tip: Using frozen raspberries is best since they will slightly defrost overnight and make a deliciously sweet syrup all from their natural juices!
  2. 2. Top with the fresh raspberries, fresh banana slices, and sprinkle on a few more chia seeds, if you wish. Seal the jar well.
  3. 3. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours, then enjoy!