One of the pleasures in life is having a nice mug of hot chocolate, for a wind down after a long day at work. The aromas that fill your nostrils. That warm, comfortable and nostalgic taste flows throughout your body. But it can feel rather guilty, indulging yourself in sugary, sweet chocolate. There is a way though, to still get this same experience we all know and love, and not feel guilty, but instead promote a good health practice. So this is where we’ll talk about prebiotic chocolate. Still tastes like chocolate, but with the extra benefits, prebiotics have for your gut health.
What is a prebiotic? Is that the same as a probiotic?
There can be some confusion between prebiotics and probiotics, and no wonder. They have very similar names and both are beneficial to your gut health, but there is a difference.
Prebiotics, not to be confused with probiotics, are the fibres that bind the foods together, and are good for your gut health. A lot of healthy foods that are high in fibre, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables all contain prebiotics.
Probiotics are live organisms that can be found in foods, such as yeast. These organisms are actually good for you and, help to populate the good bacterial count in your system. Foods such as yogurt, soups, sourdough bread, kefir, kombucha, just to name a few all contain probiotics.
Next time you’re out hunting for health foods, you’ll know the difference, between a probiotic and a prebiotic.
How are prebiotics good for you?
You cannot digest prebiotics completely in your stomach as they are a fibre, but instead, promote good bacterial growth in your stomach. The bacteria in your stomach helps build your immune system to fight off any infections or chances or diseases, and prebiotics are the food and fuel for this bacteria within you.
By ingesting bad foods such as junk foods and processed foods you will introduce bad bacteria into your system. Your body has the capabilities to fight almost any disease that may enter your system, but it just needs the right help and guidance to get there. Introducing prebiotic foods into your diet is a simple way to help you build up your immune system to fight for itself.
Prebiotic Chocolate is the perfect entryway to a better gut health life
Prebiotic chocolate contains zero sugar, and a high fibre count to promote your gut health. This is the perfect entry-level product to introduce into your diet, to replace the sugary and unhealthy milk chocolate found in stores. This is a great first step to becoming healthier both in your gut and mind, and all you have to do is replace chocolate, with chocolate. That isn’t a bad deal.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you should comprise eating food you get excited for, but instead catering your diet to your bodily needs and being aware of what you’re consuming.
Prebiotic hot chocolate
This is a simple recipe that’s as easy as making an ordinary hot chocolate. Get that same rich, decadent flavour you know and love, with the added benefits of prebiotics. If you have a handheld milk frother, you can make this beautifully frothy, for all that extra indulgence.
- 2 tbsp NourishMe Organics Prebiotic Hot Chocolate
- 2 tsp coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 cup of boiling water
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened organic almond milk
- Pour almond milk into mug and froth if you have milk frother.
- Add Prebiotic Hot Chocolate, and coconut sugar
- Pour boiling water in
- Froth again, and sprinkle a dusting of cinnamon powder over the top.
Prebiotic Chocolate and blueberry smoothie
Blueberries and chocolate are the perfect mix for a cool drink on a hot day, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t combine them in a healthy way for a delicious drink. Boost your immune system with the added benefits of blueberries kefir milk with this delicious prebiotic chocolate smoothie. Blueberries are filled with vitamin c and antioxidants that help fight cancer cells and reduce risks of heart diseases. Kefir milk helps with digestive issues and boosts your gut health.
- 1 cup of organic blueberries
- 4 tbsp of Prebiotic Chocolate powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 cup kefir milk
- 1 cup water
- Combine blueberries, prebiotic chocolate powder, cinnamon powder, kefir milk, and water
- Blend until smooth
- Add more kefir milk if needed