The Best Recipes for Probiotic Smoothies

The Best Recipes for Probiotic Smoothies

It's not always easy getting your daily dose of probiotics without having the same old thing over and over again. Or if you prefer supplements such as capsules or pills, you might get tired of taking them every day. So, why not mix it up?

Yogurt is the number one food source used for obtaining the recommended amount of probiotics daily. But instead of just eating plain ole yogurt or even jazzing it up with granola and fruit, try something different with it. Why not try a smoothie!

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that our body needs to keep it functioning properly. Your body is made up of both good and bad bacteria. Probiotics are considered "good" bacteria due to their properties that help keep your gut healthy, your digestive system regulated, and to fight off bad bacteria. When you have a build-up of bad bacteria, your body will feel sluggish and even ill. Probiotics help to restore balance making you feel better.

Benefits of Probiotics

There are numerous health benefits relating to probiotics. The good bacteria not only keeps you healthy by supporting your immune system but also helps control inflammation. Good bacteria have also been known to help your body digest food, keep bad bacteria in-check, create vitamins that your body needs, support the cells that line your gut preventing bad bacteria from entering your blood and keeping your gut healthy, and to breakdown and absorb medications easier.

To learn more about probiotics and all the benefits it has to offer, check out Wild Foods' article "The Benefit of Probiotics for Your Gut Health". LINK ARTICLE

Wild Foods BEST Probiotic Smoothie Recipe!

Everywhere on social media, it seems to be the start of fall, meanwhile, here in Texas, it is still 100 degrees outside! We wanted to welcome fall with open arms (hoping it is right around the corner), but still, find a way to cool down from the hot temperatures surrounding us.

When we think of fall here at Wild Foods, we think of two things: pumpkin (of course!) and vanilla. When we think of summer, we think of that one thing that you can only get during summer: peaches! So naturally, we combined vanilla and peaches to get our Vanilla Peach Smoothie.

Vanilla Peach Smoothie

1 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt

1/2 banana

1-2 peaches (cut into chunks)

1/2 teaspoon Wild Vanilla Powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup coconut water (no added sugars, 100% coconut water)

  • Handful of ice.
  • Blend all ingredients until nice and smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Other Probiotic Smoothie Recipes

Here are some more of our favorite summer probiotic smoothie recipes. Don't' be afraid to take away, replace, or add ingredients that better appeal to your taste buds! Enjoy!

Berry-Greek Smoothie

1 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt

1 cup coconut water (no added sugars, 100% coconut water) OR milk

1 1/2 cup strawberries (cut into chunks or diced)

1 1/2 cup blueberries

Handful of ice

  • Blend all ingredients until nice and smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Tropical Greens Smoothie

1 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt

2 cups pineapple (cut into chunks)

1/2 teaspoon Wild Turmeric Powder

1/2 teaspoon Wild Vanilla Powder

1 cup spinach

1 cup coconut water (no added sugars, 100% coconut water)

1/4 cup coconut (shredded, optional)

Handful of ice

  • Blend all ingredients until nice and smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Sweet Mango Smoothie

1 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt

1 cup coconut water (no added sugars, 100% coconut water)

3/4 cup mango (cut into chunks)

1/2 cup strawberries

A spoonful of honey OR packet of sweetener

Handful of ice

  • Blend all ingredients until nice and smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Making a probiotic smoothie is super easy! All you need is one extra ingredient: greek yogurt. Add this to any smoothie and you have yourself a probiotic smoothie!

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the best smoothie ingredients?

The best healthy ingredients to put into your smoothies are items like fresh fruit. Bananas, apples, oranges, berries, cherries, mangoes, pineapple, and kiwi are all popular choices.

What are probiotics, and what do they do?

Probiotics are live organisms that populate your gut with healthy bacteria. They are well-known for the ability to improve digestive health and immunity, and their support for weight loss, among many other things.

What you must know about probiotics and prebiotics?

Prebiotics are used to improve the balance of probiotics. 

Probiotics are in foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut, whereas prebiotics is in foods such as whole grains, bananas, greens, onions, garlic, soybeans, and artichokes. 

Probiotics and prebiotics are added to some foods and available as dietary supplements. Research is ongoing into the relationship of the gut microflora to disease.

What foods are high in probiotics?

The best probiotic-rich foods include kefir, traditional yogurt, tempeh, miso, kombucha, natto, buttermilk, sauerkraut, dark chocolate, and green olives, among others.

Further Reading

https://smoothiegains.com/the-best-probiotic-smoothie-recipes/

https://helloglow.co/probiotic-and-prebiotic-smoothies/ 

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