‘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.
11 Happy Gut Breakfast Recipes
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.
1. Coconut Yogurt Parfait
2. Cultured Breakfast Macro Bowls
Didn’t realize you could have fermented foods for breakfast? Of course you can! These Cultured Breakfast Macro Bowls from The Full Helping serve up bunch of kraut on a combination of quinoa, legumes, steamed kale and root vegetables. It’s just what your gut was waiting for.
3. Ultimate Gut Health Smoothie
A smoothie is the easiest way to satisfy your hunger without overdoing it. This gut-friendly smoothie is packed with probiotics, greens and aloe vera juice, which works wonders on the digestive system.
4. Coconut Bircher Muesli
Oats are high in soluble and insoluble fiber, which improve digestive health and bowel regularity. Mix this Coconut Bircher Muesli from Sarah Bell Nutrition with coconut milk and yogurt, plus some toppings – it’s so easy, yet so good for you!
5. Red Velvet Cake “Oatmeal” with Vegan Almond-Coconut Icing
Give your digestive system a rest by eating warm, cooked and easy-to-digest meals. The red velvet cake oatmeal is the perfect period breakfast as it’s warm, cooked, and rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc.
6. Pumpkin Spreadable Cheese
Did you know that a healthy gut will boost your immunity and even defend you against flu? This Pumpkin Spreadable Cheese from Cape Fear Nutrition is a great source of probiotics, while still being completely delicious. Pair it with whole wheat bagels or crackers for a healthy breakfast.
7. Breakfast Chia Jar
Prepare the night before and spend your morning eating, rather than hurrying! Packed with plenty of fiber, this chia jar is a great way to keep your gut healthy without dairy-based probiotics.
8. High Protein Matcha + Blueberry Oatmeal
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!
9. Kefir Fermented Honey Thyme Sourdough Cornbread
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.
10. Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
11. Super Green Middle Eastern Breakfast Bowl
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.
Looking for the best results fast? Here’s a 24-hour healthy gut reset meal plan, with the shopping list included.365