A diet rich in prebiotic fiber supports gut health and our overall wellness in menopause. Prebiotics change our gut ecosystems in ways that benefit our physiology. They improve our absorption of nutrients, reduce pathogens, lower cholesterol, improve our immunity and prevent weight gain. And two of the best sources of prebiotic fiber are oats and greenish bananas–both key ingredients in this recipe.
We live in symbiosis with the “friendly” bacteria in our intestinal tract. We feed them prebiotic fiber, like oats and green bananas, and they help keep us healthy! Stress, antibiotics and age can all have a negative impact on the numbers, diversity and activity of our gut bacteria and therefore on our health as well. Also, there is a bidirectional relationship between our intestinal tract and our hormone production. When our guts are healthy, we are better able to produce and balance our hormones.
The cinnamon adds a tasty, blood sugar-balancing twist. And you are welcome to make this seasonal. Fresh strawberries in summer are amazing, but in the winter you could add pear, for example.
Advance planning here is important. Make this recipe the night before, save time during morning rush hour, and enjoy all its goodness in the a.m.! For other healthy and delicious breakfast recipes, take a look at Sage+Sister options. Another advance planning idea: Order your pantry staples from Thrive Market, where you can get cinnamon, canned goods, rice, and much much more!
- 1 green-tipped banana diced
- 1 Tbsp. creamy almond butter
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 strawberries Diced for jar, plus 1 for serving fresh
- Mix and seal in an airtight mason jar & refrigerate overnight. Warm in the morning (or serve cold.) Add a fresh, diced strawberry for serving.