There’s nothing more tempting during quarantine life than snacking on all the junk food you can get your hands on, and that’s 100% okay. During uncertain times like these, it’s necessary to be kind to ourselves and take comfort in anything we can. It’s important to remember, though, that the foods we eat affect our mood, energy level, and overall health. If unhealthy snacking is putting you in a quarantine rut, try out this healthy, delicious, and super easy recipe. This microbiome-friendly recipe will not only support your beneficial gut bacteria, but it is also a great way to boost your mood.
Peanut butter banana Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a delicious, no-fuss breakfast to start your day off right. Oats and bananas are both rich in fiber that works as a prebiotic, meaning our healthy bacteria can ferment it into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). SCFAs lower the pH of our guts and prevent harmful bacteria from growing.
Both peanut butter and chia seeds are nutrient-dense and add more fiber, protein, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids to the dish. Combine these all with Greek yogurt and a capsule of the Dermala SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix for probiotics, and you have yourself a delicious, microbiome-friendly meal to boost your health and mood!
Serving size: 2
Notes: This recipe can be prepped ahead and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
½ banana, mashed
2 tbs peanut butter
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
¾ cup milk of choice
1 tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 capsule of the SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix
1. Combine the banana, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, milk, honey, and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix until smooth.
2. Add the oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon to the bowl and mix until incorporated.
3. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 2 hours.
4. Twist open a capsule of the SUPPLEMENT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix and sprinkle the contents on top.
5. Eat cold and enjoy!
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