Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

MenoLabs Recipes | Dec, 2020

If you were that kid who begged to have ice cream for breakfast this strawberry smoothie bowl is your dream come true.

Oatmeal is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can improve digestive health. On average, one cup of uncooked oatmeal provides 9 grams of dietary fiber. Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed your gut microbiome. 

Did You Know

Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed probiotics. Fiber acts as a food source for your gut bacteria. It slows down digestion which helps your gut bacteria extract nutrients that are then passed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream.

There are four key benefits that come from eating a diet rich in fiber.

One, fiber slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. When you eat foods high in fiber, such as beans and whole grains, the sugar in those foods is absorbed slower, which keeps your blood glucose levels from spiking which can lead to overeating.

Two, fiber makes your intestines work faster. When you eat whole grains rich in insoluble fiber, it moves faster through your intestines, which can tell your body that you are full.

Three, fiber cleans your colon. Fiber helps clean out bacteria and other buildup in your intestines, and reduces your risk for colon cancer.

Lastly, fiber helps keep you regular.  A high fiber diet helps add bulk to stool, making it softer.

Fiber can help feed your gut microbiome

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen bananas
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 3 sliced strawberries
  • ½  banana, sliced
  • ¼  cup oatmeal or muesli

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or a blender. Blend on low, scraping down sides as needed, until the mixture reaches a soft serve consistency.
  2. Top with fresh banana pieces, strawberries, and a handful of oatmeal (or any other toppings you desire).

(Recipe adapted from Cooktoria)

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