What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are a substance that is not digested, but is fermented by gut bacteria and act as food for probiotics. Different sources of prebiotics feed different probiotic strains or types. Eat a variety of different prebiotic foods to help maintain a variety of different good bacteria in your gut. Examples of foods that contain prebiotics include:
For more information on Probiotics and Prebiotics, join us on June 8th at the Verdant Community Wellness Center for our class on: "Feeding Your Gut Microbiome with Pre and Probiotics". In the meantime, check out this recipe for overnight oats! The yogurt provides probiotics, while the oats provide prebiotics. Talk about a power pair!
~Leah, Dietetic Intern
Makes 1 serving
Recipe by Leah Swanson
1/3 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup milk of your choice
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional: fruit of your choice (banana slices and frozen berries are my favorites!)
Mix it up! Other fun additions include hemp seeds, ground flax seeds, cinnamon, or chopped nuts. You can also try substituting kefir or any non-dairy yogurt for the Greek yogurt.
John b Kun
3/15/2019 11:54:02 pm
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8/17/2021 12:57:25 am
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