Add some green goodness to your day with our Coconut Pistachio Green Smoothie featuring Lifeway Oat. Full of probiotics and prebiotics, Lifeway Vanilla Oat is our dairy-free delight that delivers when it comes to taste and health benefits. It’s an excellent choice to support your microbiome if you’re looking for some gluten-free and organic goodness. Our Coconut Pistachio Green Smoothie has healthy fats from pistachios and coconut, along with digestive-friendly pineapple that’s high in anti-inflammatory enzymes. Fresh spinach and a dash of greens powder complete this recipe to make you feel good from head to toe. Get the recipe below!
Not Just Oat Milk: Cultured Oat Milk Benefits 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 also 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, a combination of fiber and probiotics is even more beneficial for the gut, immune system, and for brain health due to the way this combination strengthens the microbiome, the powerhouse system of your entire health. This is where Lifeway Oat is so beneficial since it is an organic, cultured oat milk beyond just another standard oat milk. Lifeway Oat contains both fiber and probiotics to help support a healthier body and brain, which means an overall healthier you.
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.
- 1 cup Vanilla Oat
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk (refrigerated kind, not canned)
- ¼ cup raw, shelled pistachios
- 2 cups loose-leaf spinach or a mixture of other fresh greens (baby kale, spring mix, arugula etc.)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 tsp. preferred greens powder (optional)
- 1 cup ice cubes or 1 frozen banana
- Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order listed. Then blend on low to get the mixture going and turn to high to blend until completely smooth. Top with unsweetened coconut flakes/shreds and/or 1 tsp. more pistachios. Enjoy with a friend, all by yourself, or save ½ for leftovers (up to 24 hours in the fridge).