Say Hola to your new favorite morning meal! Your mornings are about to get a lot healthier!!
With summers at their peak, don’t let the harsh heat disrupt your eating pattern. A breakfast meal is always something that most people tend to struggle with. With hectic lifestyles and long working hours, it can be easy to ignore and pack-up on your daily dose of protein and probiotics into this meal. But because few things in life can be better than a wholesome breakfast, let’s not stress anymore over what you’re going to eat first thing in the morning, and give a whole new spin to this most important yet neglected meal of the day! Start your morning off right with these easy and delectable skinny-girl morning meals you’re surely gonna love!
Probiotics: one magic word in wellness that sums up better digestive health, immunity, mental well-being, keeps certain infections at bay, reduces depression, promotes heart health, and even aids weight control. Probiotics are the live microscopic ‘helpful’ bacteria, which when consumed in adequate amounts, promote good overall health. And yes, not to forget – they also contribute to a clear and glowing complexion.
Clearly, keeping these ‘good’ bacteria happy, thriving, and well-functioning is paramount. Probiotics, from both foods and supplements, can have some amazing benefits on health, including but not limited to the treatment or prevention of:
Irritable bowel syndrome; Probiotics can help ease symptoms of stomach pain, bloating, gas and constipation.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Diarrhea, especially some kinds of infectious diarrhea and that are associated with antibiotic use
Skin conditions, like eczema
Urinary and vaginal infections
Preventing allergies, colds, and flu
Ease anxiety and depression and boost mental health and mood
Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
Timing is everything! It’s advisable to take your probiotics first thing in the morning, about 15-20 minutes before having breakfast. This gives them enough of a head start to make their way down through the upper part of your digestive system into your gut pretty quickly and start functioning well. So starting today, take charge of your health and introduce a dose of these friendly bacteria to your body!
Who said breakfast could be so dreary? Be creative and get ready to make the best breakfast of your life! Let us share some amazing breakfast ideas to keep both your gut and your taste buds happy and pack a probiotic punch first thing in the morning!
Yogurt is made from milk that has been fermented by friendly bacteria, mainly lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria, and is one of the best sources of probiotics. Eating yogurt has been associated with many health benefits, including improved bone health and lower blood pressure. It may also be more suitable than milk for people with lactose intolerance. Make sure to choose yogurt that has active or live cultures to ensure that it packs a probiotic punch.
Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk drink, made by adding kefir grains to milk and is considered a more potent source of probiotics than yogurt. It is a great breakfast meal component and is said to improve bone health, help with some digestive problems and protect against infections. Have a cup of kefir as an on-the-go breakfast, put it in a smoothie, mix it up with a bowl of pureed fruits or simply replace it with milk and add it to your morning bowl of cereal or oatmeal.
Kimchi is a fermented, spicy Korean side dish, made primarily from fermented Cabbage with a blend of seasonings for flavors, such as red chili pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, vinegar, and salt. Kimchi contains the lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus kimchi, as well as other lactic acid bacteria that may benefit digestive health.
4. Berry-Licious Almond Smoothie
You simply can’t go wrong with strawberries and oatmeal. Blend one ripe banana, a cup of almond milk, and half a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt in a blender until you get a creamy and smooth texture. Next, add a dash of strawberry crush or stir in about 10 diced strawberries, one cup of oats, and a tablespoon of chia/flake seeds. And there you are!
So… now it is up to you readers! Which one of these delicious and easy breakfast ideas will you be trying first? With just a few dietary changes in your daily eating habits along with these healthy breakfast ideas and savory recipes, you can soon enjoy a high-energy day! After all, nothing tastes better than your satisfactory health! Adios!