If this beautiful smoothie doesn’t make you smile, we don’t know what will! Our Blueberry Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie is full of goodness in every single way. Blueberry Lifeway Oat’s probiotics and prebiotics keep your gut feeling amazing while the antioxidant-rich wild blueberries, healthy seeds, and nut butter serve as the backbone of this nutrient-dense recipe. It’s naturally sweet thanks to the dates and bananas, which are both full of vitamins, minerals, and prebiotic fiber. No sugar rush here! Just plant-based goodness.
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 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.
- 2 1/2 cups Blueberry Oat
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries (you can find these in the freezer aisle at the store!)
- 2 heaping tbsp. natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. ground flax or chia seeds
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 pitted Medjool dates
- optional: 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
- Toppings: fresh peanut pieces, rolled oats, and additional frozen blueberries
- 1. Add all the ingredients in the order listed to a high-speed blender. Blend on low to incorporate, then ramp up to high and blend until completely mixed. Pour into cold glasses or on-the-go cups and add the toppings. Then enjoy!