Gut health is at the root of your health. When your gut is healthy, digestion is good, and you get the most nutrition out of your meals. When your gut is unhealthy, digestion is poor, and you may not absorb all the nutrients you are consuming.
One of the best ways to beat candida is by getting digestion stimulated first thing in the morning. Building healthy stomach acid levels, and improving bile flow, is vital to long term gut health.
We also encourage you to get fermented foods into your diet. Fermented foods can be purchased from an organic grocery store or made at home. Stay tuned for future recipes on how to make fermented foods!
There are many other gut healthy recipes our Zuma Nutrition team is working on. Stay tuned!
Also check out our blog best foods for gut health for a comprehensive list of the best foods for gut health.
The happy gut breakfast bowl is an excellent way to feed your gut good bacteria and kill off the bad stuff. Here is how to make it…
Happy Gut Bowl Ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp. oil, use either Italian imported olive oil (organic)
- 1/2 cup cauliflower or broccoli florets (organic)
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow squash (organic)
- 2 eggs (organic)
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice (organic)
- 1 cup dandelion greens (organic)
- 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced (organic)
- 2-3 Tbsp. kim - chi (organic)
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced (organic)
- ½ cup cilantro
- Himalayan sea salt
Instructions for Happy Gut Breakfast Bowl:
- Make the 1/2 cup of brown rice with 1 cup of purified water. Do not use tap water. Transfer to a bowl.
- Layer in the dandelion greens, raw. These bitter herbs encourage bile flow and digestion.
- Heat Italian olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the green onion, broccoli florets and the sliced squash and season with Himalayan Sea salt. Sauté, stirring once or twice, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 6 minutes. Make sure to try to drain the water out of the vegetables by cooking on high heat without burning. Stirring consistently is key. Draining water out of the vegetables helps to make these vegetables easier on the stomach. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl on top of the brown rice.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Crack in the egg, cover the skillet and cook until the egg white is lightly browned underneath, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the fried egg to the bowl with the vegetables.
- Garnish the bowl with the sliced avocado, kim- chi, cilantro, a little bit more olive oil, and Himalayan Sea salt.
Enjoy! This is one of our favorite recipes and can be eaten for breakfast or lunch!