The New Year is here already! So you know what that means. At the start of the new year everyone has different goals and redirections, but one thing we all have in common is that we want to be the best we can be and feel good. So, I have partnered with Sunsweet Growers for their “To Feel Good” campaign to help you do just that in 2019.
One way I feel good is by keeping my digestive system healthy and I recommend to all my clients to do the same. This is because having a healthy gut with the right balance of good bacteria can change the entire health of our bodies. A healthy digestive system can help provide more energy, boost immunity and may prevent chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and even depression. Given all of this, it’s pretty clear that keeping a healthy digestive system is a great first step to feeling your best.
One way I recommend keeping our guts healthy is by making sure you do something that hardly any of Americans do each day but is critical to overall health in addition to digestive health: get in enough fiber. Fiber plays an important role in healthy digestion, regularity and keeping the right balance of good bacteria. You can get fiber from whole grains, fruits, vegetables and Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice.
To feel good and keep your digestive system healthy, I am going get you started by sharing a delicious recipe that I love to eat for breakfast, my Amaz!n Overnight Oats with Prune Juice. Prune juice isn’t just for one coterie of people, but has benefits for people of all ages and groups.
This is because Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice has no added sugar and comes from the highest quality fruit: the Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune. Each delicious serving of juice is a natural source of 3 grams of fiber, including prebiotic fiber (a fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut to grow), and 5 essential vitamins and minerals to help balance and maintain your digestive health to help you feel your best. These oats also contain kefir, a fermented milk product that provides a dose of probiotics, or good bacteria for your gut.
Amaz!n Overnight Oats with Prune Juice
2 cups dry oats
1 cup Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice
½ cup low fat plain kefir
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Put all ingredients in a storage container. Mix together and let sit overnight for at least 6 hours. Stir before each use.
Note: Toppings per serving
1 tablespoon Sunsweet Amaz!n Diced Prunes
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
½ cup raspberries
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 teaspoon chia seeds