Healthy Gut

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Healthy eating and exercise aside, a healthy gut–making sure your system is working properly and absorbing all the nutrients you need, along with ensuring your digestive system is on the right track (among other things!) are extremely important to consider when looking to achieve new goals and maintain a healthy body.

Probiotics are always key in aiding the gut, so things like yogurt or probiotic pills are a good idea. Bone broth certainly had a moment of trendiness and being in the spotlight, but for good reason. And then there is always garlic and kombucha! Those are easy to throw into the mix at any time.

Here are a few recipes to boost gut health:

Chicken Zoodle Soup via Mind Body Green

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 6 cups Bonafide Provisions Organic Chicken Bone Broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1 large zucchini, spiralized
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Full recipe here

Happy Gut Breakfast Bowl via Rachl Mansfield

  • ⅓ cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite nondairy milk)
  • ¼ cup yogurt (look for one with active cultures)
  • 1 banana sliced
  • ¼ cup Purely Elizabeth Probiotic Granola (it is so yummy!)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Full recipe here

Quick Kimchi via BBC Good Food

  • 1 Chinese cabbage
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2½ cm/1in piece ginger
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce or chilli paste (see below)
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 8 radishes, coarsely grated
  • 2 carrots, coarsely grated
  • 4 spring onions, finely shredded

Full recipe here

Ginger and Turmeric Carrot Soup via Gourmande in the Kitchen

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 to 3 small green onions, white and light green parts only, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ pounds young carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-inch piece of turmeric root, peeled and grated (or use ½ tsp ground)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 cups (1 quart) filtered water
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or full fat coconut milk for serving
  • Chopped flat leaf parsley or carrot fronds for garnish

Full recipe here

 

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