Our Berry Mango Dressing with Lifeway Oat is light, sweet, tangy, and great for gut health. It’s packed with prebiotics and probiotics, and perfect for summer. We whipped up this dressing in no time and tossed it over a bed of greens with fresh fruits, veggies, healthy seeds, and plant-based protein from quinoa. So what are you waiting for? Dive into our new recipe and discover something new!
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.
- 1/2 cup fresh, ripe mango slices
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup fresh mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries work best)
- 2 cups Strawberry Oat
- juice of 1 lemon
- juice of 1 orange
- Serving options: Serve over a bed of fresh greens with fresh fruits and veggies of choice, pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds, and some cooked quinoa for a boost of protein. Or, pick your favorites!
- Add all the ingredients (except the serving options) to your blender or a food processor. Blend on low, then progress to high. Pulse to break down the bits of berry seeds if needed. Feel free to add fresh herbs if you enjoy, then serve over a bed of fresh greens with pumpkin or sunflower seeds, fresh veggies, other fruits, and some cooked quinoa for a boost of protein. Enjoy!