Our Spiced Oatmeal Cookie Shake will leave you speechless with delight! It’s one of our favorite new recipes made with Lifeway Oat, which will give you a powerful dose of probiotics and prebiotics with a healthy, sweet oatmeal cookie flavor. This Spiced Oatmeal Cookie Shake is the perfect way to enjoy a healthy dessert for Natural Herbs and Spices Day.
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. This is how Lifeway Oat is so beneficial for gut-health, and makes it an excellent plant-based option for those interested in a dairy-free lifestyle.Prep Time: 2-5 Minutes Servings: 2-4
- 2 pitted Medjool dates
- ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tsp. almond butter (or cashew butter)
- 1 ½ tsp. natural sweetener of choice
- 1 cup Blueberry Oat
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ginger
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- Add Lifeway Vanilla Oat to a blender, then add the dates, rolled oats, almond or cashew butter, sweetener, spices, and ice cubes.
- Blend on low, then progress to high until the ice and dates have dissolved and the mixture is creamy and frosty.
- Pour into two small glasses or one large glass, and enjoy!