This Mixed Berry Parfait has us feeling berry chiaful. All you have to do is soak chia seeds in our tangy strawberry kefir overnight and then layer with granola and a variety of fresh berries. This delicious and nutritious recipe is packed with protein, probiotics, vitamin D, and antioxidants! With a gut-healthy breakfast prepped and ready to go, you’ll have even more time to focus on today’s to-do list.
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 fat 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.
- 2.5 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup Strawberry Whole Milk Kefir
- **to make vegan, substitute with Strawberry Vanilla Oat
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup variety of berries (strawberry, blueberry, blackberry)
- 1/4 cup granola
- 4 tbsp Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- **to make vegan, substitute with Plain Oat
- mint leaves for garnish
- Chia Pudding: soak chia seeds with strawberry kefir and maple syrup for 4-6 hours.
- Layer Cup with berries, plain kefir, granola, chia pudding, and more berries! Garnish with mint leaves.