This week's just better.® Recipe of the Week draws inspiration from our recent blog post, ‘Probiotics & Prebiotics: The Dynamic Duo of Gut Health.’ We're excited to share a recipe that embraces the power of probiotics and seamlessly incorporates the goodness of prebiotics. Our star dish, Kefir Overnight Oats, is a testament to how deliciously we can bring these two health champions together in a single, nutritious breakfast option.
Kefir, the key ingredient in our recipe, is a fermented milk drink with a rich probiotic profile. Each spoonful of kefir is teeming with various beneficial bacteria and yeasts, making it an excellent choice for promoting gut health.
When kefir is used to soak oats overnight, it imparts a delightful tanginess and infuses the oats with these healthful microbes. This process enhances oats' digestibility and increases their nutrients' bioavailability, making it a perfect start to your day.
Oats, a humble yet powerful ingredient, bring more than just texture to this dish. They are a significant source of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber known for its heart health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels. Additionally, beta-glucan is beneficial for blood sugar control, making it an ideal choice for sustained energy release throughout the morning.
As we celebrate National Oatmeal Month this January, our Kefir Overnight Oats recipe perfectly honors this versatile and nutritious grain, adding a probiotic twist to a beloved staple.
just better.® Kefir Overnight Oats
½ Cup rolled oats
1 Cup kefir
½ cup fresh or frozen berries
¼ Cup chopped nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans)
½ Banana, sliced
4 Tablespoons just better.® Prebiotic Fiber
1 to 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup to taste
A dash of cinnamon
In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats and kefir, mixing until the oats are fully immersed.
Gently fold in the berries, nuts, and banana slices.
Add the just better.® Prebiotic Fiber and mix well.
Sweeten with maple syrup if desired, and add a dash of cinnamon for extra flavor.
Cover and place the bowl in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, stir the mixture. If it's too thick, you can add a little more kefir to adjust the consistency.
Dish into your breakfast bowl and enjoy!
- For a tropical twist, use mango and pineapple instead of berries and top with coconut flakes.
- Or try adding apple slices and a sprinkle of nutmeg and ginger.
Versatility of just better.® Prebiotic Fiber
The beauty of just better.® Prebiotic Fiber lies in its versatility. This recipe is just one example of how it can be effortlessly incorporated into everyday cooking.
Whether you're blending it into smoothies, stirring it into soups, or baking it into bread and treats, just better.® Prebiotic Fiber is a simple way to boost the fiber content of your favorite food without altering the taste or texture.
Our Kefir Overnight Oats recipe is more than just a delicious breakfast; it's a vibrant embodiment of how probiotics and prebiotics can come together to support your gut health and overall well-being.
As we continue to explore the exciting world of gut-friendly cooking, we encourage you to experiment with just better.® Prebiotic Fiber in your recipes.
Here's to a deliciously healthy start to your day, every day, with just better.®!