After a rejuvenating meditation session, it’s thyme for a healthy snack. Ground your energy with this earthy Indoor Garden Smoothie. It’s a beautiful blend of fresh herbs and superfoods that are plant-based and nourish your microbiome with vitamins and antioxidants. Trim a few leaves of mint, thyme, and basil from your windowsill and blend with honey, frozen honeydew, and our probiotic vanilla kefir. Repeat your daily mantra with each soothing spoonful.
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.
How to Eat More Prebiotics:
To optimize the environment for probiotics, it’s recommended to consume an accompanying prebiotic. Synbiotics are foods or supplements that contain both prebiotics and probiotics. Don’t let the name intimidate you, it’s very simple. If you’re making kefir smoothies (a source of probiotics) or pouring it over granola and fruit (source of probiotics), you’re eating a synbiotic meal.
Foods that contain prebiotics include fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Simply pair them with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, miso, tempeh, or kefir.
- 1 cup Madagascar Vanilla Lowfat Kefir
- 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
- 1 tsp chopped thyme
- 2 cups frozen honeydew
- 1 leaf of basil
- 1 tbsp honey
- Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached.