A smoothie is a delicious and healthy breakfast option, especially on a warm summer day. Smoothies are also a great way to get your daily dose of probiotics and prebiotics to support the health of your microbiome. What’s your microbiome? Good question! Your microbiome is the beneficial microbes that live in and on your body to regulate your immune system, digest your food, and prevent pathogens from growing, among many other benefits.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in the colon to support digestion and immune health. Plain yogurt and kefir, a fermented milk drink, are both excellent sources of protein and probiotics. Adding a probiotic supplement, like the Dermala SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix is another great way to add probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, and nutrients to your daily diet.
Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers found in foods that support the growth of the probiotics in our colons. Oats (steel cut, oil-fashioned oats, quick-cooking oats) contain a high concentration of both soluble and non-digestible fibers. Regularly including oats in your diet is linked to healthy gut bacteria, lower LDL cholesterol, better blood sugar control, and reduced cancer risk. (1,2) Flaxseeds are another great source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids that support gut health and provide the body with countless nutrients and healthy fats. (3,4)
Finish off your smoothie with a wide range of fresh fruits and veggies to add additional vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber to your meal. Check out our favorite summer smoothie recipe for skin and gut health.
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup Kefir
- ½ cup milk of choice
- ¼ cup Oats
- ½ frozen banana
- ¼ cup Blueberries
- a handful of spinach
- 1 Tbs flaxseed
- 1 capsule of the SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix twisted open
1. Combine all ingredients except the SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix in a blender and blend until smooth. Twist open the SUPPLEMEANT to Be Daily Pre + Probiotic Mix capsule and sprinkle it on top of your smoothie. Drink immediately.