Healthy Gut Microbiome Smoothie
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.
- 1 cup raspberries frozen
- 1 cup baby spinach packed cup
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup water or ice cubes, your choice
- Add ingredients to blender and blend.
Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 16gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 462mgFiber: 12gVitamin A: 2918IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 228mgIron: 2mg
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