‘Bacteria’ generally sounds scary. You don’t want that on your hands, so why would you want it in your food?
The answer is simple: because good bacteria exists, and it plays an important part in the healthy functioning of your gut. When you eat, you’re also feeding the trillion bacteria in your digestive tract. So what do the little fellows like having? Don’t worry, they’re not fancy like that. Plants, fiber-rich foods, and probiotics are all recommended, while highly processed foods – you guessed it! – aren’t.
Start your day right with a breakfast that’s beneficial for your gut health. Think bananas, almonds, whole wheat, yogurt, kombucha, oats, kiwi or kefir. We have some combinations we think you’ll love trying.
Oats are high in soluble and insoluble fiber, which improve digestive health and bowel regularity. Mix with coconut milk and yogurt, plus some toppings – it’s so easy, yet so good for you!
Coconut Bircher Muesli from Sarah Bell Nutrition
Didn’t realize you could have fermented foods for breakfast? Of course you can! A bunch of kraut on a combination of quinoa, legumes, steamed kale and root vegetables is just what your gut was waiting for.
Cultured Breakfast Macro Bowls from The Full Helping
Did you know that a healthy gut will boost your immunity and even defend you against flu? This pumpkin spreadable cheese is a great source of probiotics, while still being completely delicious. Pair it with whole wheat bagels or crackers for a healthy breakfast.
Pumpkin Spreadable Cheese from Cape Fear Nutrition
Chia seeds are rich in fiber, oatmeal is your gut’s favorite, while collagen peptides aid digestion. With matcha, blueberries and hemp seeds on top, this breakfast bowl is a superfood overload!
High Protein Matcha + Blueberry Oatmeal from The Nourished Mind
Naturally sweetened, easy on the digestion system and more nutritious than your typical cornbread, this recipe is easy to make ahead and have for breakfast or lunch through the week.
Kefir Fermented Honey Thyme Sourdough Cornbread from Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Prepare the night before and spend your morning eating, rather than hurrying! Made with oat milk, but packed with plenty of fiber, this chia jar is a great way to keep your gut healthy without dairy-based probiotics.
Breakfast Chia Jar from Wellness With Taryn
This truly satisfying breakfast is loaded with goodness: quinoa, gut-friendly olive oil, protein, healthy fats and tons of greens. The perfect start for a busy day, when you’re not sure what you’ll grab for lunch.
Super Green Middle Eastern Breakfast Bowl from The Healthy Hunter Blog
Almonds and coconut are both amazing for your digestion and a healthy gut, and this homemade yogurt combines the two for extra benefits. This is a great option for a dairy-free diet, when you still want to get your probiotics healthily.
Coconut Almond Yogurt from Bloom For Life
A smoothie is the easiest way to satisfy your hunger without overdoing it. This one is packed with probiotics, greens and aloe vera juice, which works wonders on the digestive system.
Ultimate Gut Health Smoothie from Hello Glow