You have 10x as many microbial cells in your GI tract than cells that make up your body! Your gut microbiome is a crucial component of health as is modulates immune response, fights excess inflammation, promotes positive emotions and more! Throwing together this smoothie with all of its gut friendly ingredients is a great way to support those critters in your gut. Raspberries contain fructans while spinach contains cellulose, both are types of fiber that do not provide us with calories but actually feed the microbiome. Flax contains more fibers and Omega-3 fats which also feed the microbiome and fight inflammation. Finish it off with Greek yogurt for a protein source as well as active cultures to populate your GI tract.
Here's another nutrient dense smoothie recipe to try. This recipe contains 4 different types of pre-biotic fiber to feed your gut microbiome as well as probiotics in the yogurt.
A quick meal to throw together and you only need a pressure cooker. Very filling and full of plant protein and fiber! Adapted from eating well.com
Add some flavor and veggies to your eggs in the morning! A recipe that works great in the microwave and can take on a variety of veggies depending on your preferences.
Check out this pizza recipe that takes just a couple minutes to throw together and is a FRACTION of the calories from pizza from the truck stop. Picture courtesy of Prime driver Mike who made the pizza in a sandwich maker instead of the microwave for a crispier texture.