Infuse probiotics into your breakfast

February 27, 2012

Food, Nutrition, Recipes

When choosing the best foods loaded with probiotics, it is important to pick high-quality organic ingredients.

by Hillary Newman — 

Probiotics, or good bacteria, are tiny living organisms found in dairy and soy products that offer a variety of health benefits. It is easy to infuse probiotics into your breakfast. When choosing the best foods loaded with probiotics, it is important to pick high-quality organic ingredients. You can cut costs by buying in-store organic brands. Below are three quick breakfast recipes with a healthy dosage of probiotics.

Yogurt Parfaits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low-sugar granola or cereal
  • 1 cup organic yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh fruit
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Preparation:

Sprinkle your favorite granola or cereal and fresh fruit between layers of yogurt. Drizzle honey over the top. Serves 1.

Probiotic Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup organic yogurt
  • 1 cup organic vanilla soy or rice milk
  • Ice

Preparation:

Blend blueberries, banana, yogurt and soy or rice milk. Once the mixture reaches a smooth consistency, add ice to desired consistency. Serves 2.

Tropical Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 mango
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 cup organic yogurt

Preparation:

Slice banana and mango. Cover fruit with lemon juice. Mix fruit with yogurt and sprinkle coconut over the top. Serves 3.

 

Hillary Newman is a freelance writer at the Neighbor Agency. hillary@neighboragency.com, www.neighboragency.com or 323-932-4468.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 1, Feb/Mar 2010.

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