Jumpstart your morning with Blueberry Chia Bowl. All you have to do is soak chia seeds in our probiotic blueberry kefir overnight and then serve with a sprinkling of bee pollen and blueberries. Both toppings add antioxidants to this breakfast, which may aid in building a strong immune system by rounding up free radicals in the body to prevent cell damage. With a gut-healthy breakfast prepped and ready to go, you’ll have even more time to focus on today’s to-do list.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are “good” bacteria. They are live microorganisms similar to the ones already living in your gut and may offer health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. The word “probiotic” itself is often translated to “beneficial for life.” It is derived from the Latin word “pro” meaning “for” and the Greek word “biotic” meaning “life.” Probiotics can help balance the microbiome by replenishing the good bacteria, which may lead to improved digestion and better immunity.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of 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 system.
- 1 cup Blueberry Lowfat Kefir
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Cover and set in the fridge for 4-6 hours or overnight.
- Once the chia pudding has set, layer with blueberries and bee pollen!