Delicious breakfast ideas with ingredients that do good – because gut health matters, for physical and mental health
Microbiome recipes for breakfast
A gut-healthy breakfast can provide numerous health benefits and sets the tone for the day, and we have the recipes to inspire you. But before we jump to the recipes, here are some key health benefits:
- Stabilized blood sugar levels
- Enhances mood and cognitive function
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps weight management
- Improves digestion
Note that inflammation is increasingly linked to your mental well-being. And what we eat can help us reduce inflammation and boost our mood. So, by far the easiest tip is to look to your fridge for both physical and mental well-being!
- Recommended reading: Look to your fridge for mental well-being
The below microbiome boosting breakfast recipes will give you a great start and the energy you need for the day ahead!
Your guide to breakfast recipes
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Granola that supports gut microbiome health This delicious granola with seeds and honey is bursting with nutrition to boost the beneficial bacteria in your gut, making it a great way to kick-start the day! This recipe includes lots of seeds which contain healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber – which is good for the […]
Seeds contain healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber – all of which are good for gut microbiome health.
Pancakes with extra protein and fiber, for gut health Add fruit, oatmeal and extra eggs to your pancakes for additional nutrition, and you’ve got a great start to the day. Recipe below. PS chocolate drizzle on top isn’t the healthies choice, but soooo good and doesn’t hurt in moderation. The pancakes still taste delicious though, […]
Gut healthy banana bread recipe Yes, banana bread is a cake! But this is a gut healthy banana bread recipe, with its added fibre rich oats and prebiotic bananas! Bananas have a soothing effect on the gut and the resistant starch in bananas also has a prebiotic effect, helping to fuel the gut bacteria + […]
Gut-Healthy Oat Waffles These gut-healthy oat waffles make a comforting start to the day, whether it’s weekend or weekday. The recipe contains oatmeal, honey and eggs, all of which are good for your gut – making this one of the best healthy waffle recipes to enjoy. Read more below about the benefits of each of […]
Gut health smoothie with blueberry and vanilla This gut health smoothie tastes delicious and it is super good for you and your gut microbiome. Blueberries, vanilla and spinach have anti-inflammatory properties. This is important, as inflammation is linked to health issues such as diabetes 2, heart disease and rosacea. How gut health affects mental health […]
Raspberry and banana powerhouse smoothie Raspberries are so beautiful to look at with their vibrant color, but also rich in nutrients and fiber. Did you know bananas are a so-called prebiotic food, meaning they feed the good bacteria in your gut! The best diet for gut health includes both berries and bananas. These smoothies make […]
Salmon is a popular ‘superfood’ and for good reason. Some of its many benefits include being: In short, salmon is good for heart and gut health! Three easy salmon recipes Here are 3 easy, tasty ideas for getting more of this gut healthy superfood. 1) Salmon fillets, lightly pan-seared and served with: 2) Salad with […]
Examples of gut-healthy breakfast recipes
Easy and delicious gut-healthy options include whole grains, yogurt, kefir, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fermented foods like kimchi or sauerkraut.
- Yogurt and kefir are probiotic foods that contain living microorganisms like the health-promoting microbes that live in your gut. By eating probiotic foods we can help increase our body’s population of good bacteria.
- Probiotics can also be added to your diet as supplements. Read more here about how to choose the right probiotic!
It’s important to note that individual responses to foods can vary, so it may be beneficial to experiment and find what works best for your unique digestive system. Additionally, staying hydrated is crucial for overall digestive health, so be sure to include water as part of your breakfast routine.
Why seeds have super powers
Seeds are heroes without a cape and great to eat for breakfast – either in a granola or as topping on your yogurt. Seeds contain healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber – which is good for the gut microbiome. In short, adding seeds to your breakfast recipes can really make a difference to your gut health.
- Additional reading: 7 seeds that are good for your gut
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