Gut-Friendly Recipes

Gut-friendly foods are those that promote a healthy, thriving and balanced gut microbiome that supports digestion and overall gut health. Fibre-rich foods such as whole grains and legumes can promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, by providing the “substrate” for these bacteria to feed on. Probiotic foods are those that already contain beneficial bacteria, and these include fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchi, miso and fermented pickles.

The Microbiome
The microbiome refers to the trillions of microorganisms that live in and on the human body. They are often referred to as “good” or “friendly” bacteria because of their positive effects on the digestive system and our overall health. A healthy and diverse gut microbiome is associated with various health benefits, including improved digestion, immune function, and even mental health.

10 Great Gut-Friendly Recipes

Veggie Burger with California Prunes

No fast-food guilt here! The wholesome plant-based ingredients in these veggie burgers hold the promise of a diverse gut microbiota. Fiber and antioxidant-packed beans, seeds and California Prunes are a recipe for supporting a thriving community of beneficial bacteria in the gut. An abundance of these “good bugs” is associated with better overall health and well-being for body and brain!

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California Prune Paradise Smoothie Bowl

Fiberlicious! Berries, nuts, seeds and California Prunes are the foundation of this fiber-rich powerhouse. Fiber is not only essential for digestive health but also serves as a prebiotic. Prebiotics are substances that promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the gut. California Prunes also add a touch of sweetness, plus vitamin K, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants!

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10 Great Gut-Friendly Recipes

No-Bake California Prune Power Balls

These delicious and nutritious power balls not only fuel your fall outdoor activities, but they power up your gut bacteria as well! Sunflower seeds, California Prunes and higher fiber cereal will also get those gut bacteria moving, multiplying … and thriving! Happy trails!

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Pan-Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Prunes and Almonds

Warm-up with this satisfying fiber-packed comfort-food that will also provide a nourishing boost to your gut microbiome. Cauliflower, quinoa, chickpeas and California Prunes oh my! Showcasing dozens of the top super-nutrients to include soluble and insoluble fiber, an array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in a plant-based, texture filled, flavourful gift to your gut!

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10 Great Gut-Friendly Recipes

California Prune Chia Pudding

Chia-ching! Bank on this sweet ready-to-go breakfast or nutritious snack to satisfy the billions of bacteria in your [healthy] gut! The soluble fiber chia seeds contain can act as prebiotics: substances that promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the gut. This, in turn, contributes to a healthier and more balanced gut microbiome.

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10 Great Gut-Friendly Recipes

Prune + Millet Tabbouleh

Millets are known for their nutritional value, as they are rich in various nutrients such as fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. The dietary fiber in millet and California Prunes is essential for maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. Dietary fiber serves as a substrate for the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

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10 Great Gut-Friendly Recipes

Spiced Purple Power Bowl with California Prunes

It’s purple-raining with gut-loving fiber from cauliflower to lentils to kale to California Prunes… to vibrant beets! Cauliflower takes center stage with compounds, such as glucosinolates and antioxidants, that have anti-inflammatory properties that may help with inflammation in the gut that is linked to various digestive issues.

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Jamaican Style Ginger and California Prune Loaf

A not too sweet treat that you can feel good about! This delicious loaf contains gut-soothing anti-inflammatory ginger and is naturally sweetened with California Prunes. The California Prunes also act as “prebiotics”, which are substances that promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

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Prune BBQ Zoodle Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Yippee! It’s pizza night for you and one trillion of your buddies inhabiting your gut! The cauliflower dominated pizza crust boasts fiber and gut-soothing anti-inflammatory properties, while the zucchini and California Prunes offer their own phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals and gut-bacteria boosting soluble fiber.

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10 Great Gut-Friendly Recipes

California Prune and Pumpkin Devil’s Soup

This soup is gutsy! A healthy digestive system is closely linked to a balanced and diverse gut microbiome. Pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber, and its flesh or “guts” is particularly rich in soluble fiber which is known to support a thriving gut microbiome. California Prunes add a unique flavour and boast their own offering of gut-benefitting fiber and micronutrients.

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