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Nourish Your Gut with a Colorful and Nutritious Fruit Bowl

May 01, 2023

Nourish Your Gut with a Colorful and Nutritious Fruit Bowl

When it comes to gut health, one of the most important rules is to incorporate more plants into your diet. Aim for a variety of over 30 different plants each week to maximize the benefits. A simple and delicious way to achieve this goal is by creating a vibrant fruit bowl that combines a range of seasonal fruits with gut-friendly additions. Let's explore how you can assemble the perfect gut-healing fruit bowl packed with flavors, nutrients, and plant-powered goodness.

What you’ll need: 

  • Seasonal fruits of your choice
  • Probiotic plant yogurt
  • Flax and chia seeds (rich in omega-3)
  • Dried fruit, such as iron-rich apricots

How to make it:

  • Select a colorful assortment of seasonal fruits that you enjoy. Opt for a mix of flavors and textures to make your fruit bowl visually appealing and taste bud-pleasing.
  • Some delicious options include berries, citrus fruits, melons, kiwis, mangoes, and pomegranate seeds. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different combinations.
  • Spoon a generous portion of probiotic plant yogurt into your fruit bowl. Probiotics contribute to a healthy gut by promoting a balanced gut microbiome. Plant-based yogurts, such as those made from coconut or almond milk, offer a great dairy-free alternative. Look for varieties that contain live and active cultures for maximum benefit.
  • Boost your fruit bowl's nutritional profile by sprinkling a tablespoon of flax and chia seeds. These tiny powerhouses are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and essential nutrients. They provide an extra dose of gut-loving goodness and add a delightful crunch to your bowl.
  • Enhance your fruit bowl's flavor and nutritional value by including dried fruits like iron-rich apricots. Dried fruits offer concentrated nutrients and natural sweetness. They provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, and essential minerals, complementing the fresh fruits in your bowl.

With this colorful and nourishing fruit bowl, you can effortlessly prioritize your gut health while indulging in a tasty treat. By incorporating a variety of seasonal fruits, probiotic plant yogurt, flax, and chia seeds, and dried fruits like iron-rich apricots, you're adding a wide range of plant-based goodness to your diet.

Remember to aim for over 30 different plants each week to support your gut microbiome and overall well-being. So, take a moment to savor the flavors, celebrate the abundance of nature's bounty, and share your favorite fruits with us. Together, let's nourish our bodies and cultivate a healthier gut, one vibrant fruit bowl at a time!


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