It’s no secret that we are passionate about spreading the word on how important probiotics are for supporting your physical and emotional health and wellness. But did you know that without prebiotics—the fibers that feed your beneficial bacteria—the probiotics dwelling in your gut can have a hard time surviving the daily onslaught of modern life?
Indeed, like a garden without fertilizer, a gut without enough prebiotics to fuel its hard-working inhabitants is a microbiome prone to nasty weeds like inhospitable bacteria—and we all know how quickly weeds can take over a garden! So, while probiotics and their innumerable benefits to our well-being will always be first in our hearts, we think it’s time prebiotics get some love of their own.
The good news is that a wide variety of plant-based foods—like oats, apples, asparagus, onions, and garlic—are rich in prebiotics. The not-so-good news is that, for the average person, it’s very difficult to eat enough of them to give your gut bugs all they really need to thrive in the face of lifestyles jam packed with probiotic-depleting processed foods, antibacterial cleaners, environmental toxins, and antibiotics.
The answer? Because we believe so strongly in the power of probiotics to support our health and vitality, we wanted to provide them with a meal fit for champions. Our organic prebiotic powder is just that, with a whopping seven grams of prebiotic fiber per scoop in a perfect mixture of acacia fiber, Jerusalem artichoke fiber, and green banana flour.
You can add the powder to just about any smoothie or soft food, but don’t be afraid to incorporate it into your favorite recipes—just remember that cooking and heat may change the composition of the powder, which is why we prefer to mix it into uncooked (or cooled off) fare.
We searched through our favorite gut-healthy concoctions to find the perfect prebiotic powder-infused options. So, move over probiotics, prebiotics are the stars of these recipes!
Holiday Overnight Oats
This decadent gluten-free (and easy to make ahead!) treat is absolutely brimming with nutrient-rich ingredients and healthy fats like pecans, chia seeds, and coconut oil. Just stir one scoop of prebiotic powder into your pudding before soaking overnight for a next-day breakfast that your friendly flora will devour!
Gut Healthy Green Smoothie
With kiwifruit, pineapple, cucumber, celery, lime, and spinach, this yummy—but not overly sweet—smoothie is a refreshing, vitamin-packed cup of deliciousness. The best part? It’s super easy to mix in prebiotic powder for a massive fiber boost to this already uber-healthy and gut-friendly smoothie.
Cinnamon Berry Smoothie
Don’t let its sweet name fool you—this smoothie is a veritable powerhouse of nutrients, with avocado, kale, berries, and cinnamon. In fact, we think the only thing that can take this meal-in-a-cup to the next level is a scoop of organic prebiotic powder for a prebiotic punch that will give your beneficial bacteria something to sing about.
Salted Caramel Prebiotic Smoothie
Okay, we’ll admit...we love smoothies! Not only does this particular combination of gut-healthy ingredients taste out of this world, but this smoothie may just take the cake when it comes to prebiotic potential. With bananas, dates, cashews, and honey—and plenty of gut-nourishing healthy fats—a scoop of prebiotic powder is the perfect icing on this drinkable cake.
Homemade Hazelnut Spread
This healthy version of the iconic chocolatey spread is surprisingly good for your gut, and easy to make with just a couple natural ingredients. Perfect spread on toast, as a dip, or (let’s be honest) by the spoonful, all this spread needs to make it a meal for your microbes is prebiotic powder—mix in with the cacao powder before food processing for an effortless blend.
As we work on incorporating healthy foods into our family’s daily lives, it’s easy to forget that our microscopic friends within need nourishment as well...and they are kind of like picky toddlers when it comes to what they’ll eat! That’s why adding a perfectly designed microbial meal—like a simple, daily scoop of organic prebiotic powder—to your diet will give you the building blocks you need to maintain dynamic gut and overall health.
Emily Courtney is a Writer and Editor at Hyperbiotics and mom to two fun and active boys. Emily is passionate about natural wellness and helping others learn about the power of probiotics for vibrant health! For more ideas on how you can benefit from the power of probiotics and live healthier days, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.