5 breakfast ideas for a healthy gut
This fruity kefir smoothie is a great on-the-go, gut-friendly breakfast option. Kefir is a milk drink which has been fermented by lactic acid bacteria and yeasts to provide a natural source of probiotics. Don’t worry if your diet is dairy–free – you can use coconut or water-based kefir instead.
Shakshuka is typically comprised of spices, eggs and tomatoes, but here we’ve decided to mix things up a little… making it green and healthy with asparagus tips and broad beans. This dish is loaded with plenty of gut-healthy fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals.
All it takes is 10 minutes and five ingredients to make these vegan overnight oats, topped with grated apple, coconut yogurt and maple syrup. Oats are a great source of prebiotic fibre, which feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut. Plus, apples offer pectin which supports digestion.
These easy figs on gut-friendly sourdough toast with labneh are super-quick and easy to make. This recipe is creamy, yet low in calories, and veggie-friendly. Ready in just 15 minutes, these make for a mouthwatering breakfast, brunch or snack.
Liven up a storecupboard staple with this super-simple dish. Chickpeas are high in fibre, especially a soluble fibre called raffinose, which is broken down by beneficial gut bacteria to support regular bowel movements. Avocado offers a bunch of healthy nutrients such as magnesium, zinc and potassium to support digestion.