Get in a delicious detox with our Spiced Pear smoothie. Rich in protein and probiotics, this smoothie is perfect for refueling after a calming walk in the woods or an intense HIIT workout. Now’s the time to start preparing your gut for the holiday feasting!
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
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.
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.
- 1/2 cup Plain Lowfat Kefir
- 1 cup of pear (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 small avocado (1/2 cup if using frozen chunks)
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup ice
- Add all ingredients into the pitcher of a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired texture is reached.