Spruce up your salad with our Lemon Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing. Made with Lifeway Oat, this dressing is whipped up in no time and adds a nice tangy flavor to your leafy greens, root veggies, and fresh fruits. The irresistible flavor will make this dressing your new standard for salad, but that’s not even the best part. This recipe shines because of how it may help your gut. By using Lifeway Oat as the main ingredient, we’re boosting this dressing with dairy-free probiotics and prebiotic fibers to help support your microbiome.
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 Blueberry Oat
- juice of 2-3 large lemons
- 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
- 1/2 tbsp. cashew butter or tahini
- dash of black pepper
- Serving ideas: over a bed of fresh greens with fresh blueberries, roasted carrots or sweet potatoes, raw pumpkin seeds, and fresh herbs, such as tarragon.
- Add all the ingredients to a small blender or a mini food processor. Process/blend on low until completely mixed and creamy. Make sure everything is properly blended, then store in a jar and use on your favorite salads. We enjoy topping a bed of leafy greens with fresh blueberries, roasted carrots or sweet potatoes, pumpkin seeds, and fresh herbs, such as tarragon.