The holidays are a time of celebration with friends and family, festive holiday parties, and let’s face it — indulgences and temptations. We’re not about to put a kibosh on your holiday partying (because what fun would that be?), but we are going to ask you to pay extra attention to how your tummy feels when you wake up after a night of celebration – Not too good, right?
Health and Wellness Enthusiast, Nicole Modic of Kale Junkie, weighs in and whips up the healthiest guilt-free egg nog smoothie loaded with probiotics, proving to us once and for all – healthy can be decadent and delicious at the same time. Beat the bloated, groggy and grumpy feelings of overindulgence with this delicious and equally beneficial smoothie.
We’ve heard the same thing over and over again, but it’s just THAT important that it deserves repeating: Good health begins in the gut.
The good news: It’s not too late to add probiotics into your daily routine for optimum gut health. Probiotics are live microorganisms (or “good bacteria”) that aid your digestive processes and help your digestive organs function optimally. Having that good bacteria in your gut is desperately needed in order to properly break down the foods you eat.
You can get some good probiotics from certain foods, such as yogurt, kefir, kraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso soup, and more. You can also get probiotics through different types of supplements (in liquid, pill, and powder form).
Today I’m sharing my recipe for a holiday smoothie packed with probiotics from Dr. Lipman’s very own line. I love Dr. Lipman’s probiotic powder because it contains 5 strains of super-powerful probiotics, and it’s been specially formulated to exclude gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and yeast. It’s a win-win for you. Here’s the recipe:
Egg Nog Smoothie
1 frozen banana
3/4 cup holiday nog almond milk from Califia Farms (the ingredients are pretty clean!)
1 teaspoon maca powder (hello hormone balance and boundless energy!)
1/2 teaspoon Probiotic Powder.
Fill your high-speed blender with all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Top with pomegranate seeds, goji berries, and any other fun toppings of choice, if desired.