I’ve written several posts about my gut issues. I wish I could say I’ve found the right remedies by now but I really haven’t. The only true remedy for stomach issues is a perfect diet as well properly managing stress and I really struggle to be consistent. I often deal with what I call “nervous stomach”. This means I carry all my worries and tension in my gut. I’m very self conscious about my stomach because I’m often bloated and constipated. I hate to admit that but hey, I’m here to improve my lifestyle as well as yours so you might as well just know, pooping is like rocket science to my body. I guess you could say I have a sluggish digestive system. In a way it’s a blessing because I’m always trying to be good to my body because of it. What I do know is that I can never skip probiotics. NEVER.
Let me tell you-the more good bacteria I add in the form of probiotics and live culture rich food, the better I feel. Probiotics have been miracle workers in my gut. If you are dealing with slow digestion, bloating, constipation, cramping and/or diarrhea, probiotics are most likely the answer.
I wrote THIS post all about the power of probiotics and how to incorporate them into your day. Today, I’m sharing a fun way to incorporate even more probiotics into your day. I’m really wondering if you can have too much good bacteria? So that being said, I’m always coming up with new ideas on how to add some type of live cultures into my diet. I’ve come up with a fun, easy recipe that is kid approved and super easy to make. Not to mention it’s jam packed full of probiotics! Oh, and did I tell you this popsicle tastes like a Dr. Pepper float?!
1 cup Vanilla or Honey Greek Yogurt
12 ounce bottle of LIVE Kombucha Soda-Pure Doctor
1 TBSP. Chia Seeds (0ptional)
1 TBSP. Flax Seeds (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Freeze then Enjoy!
The key to these popsicles is the Kombucha. What is Kombucha you might ask? Kombucha is a fermented drink. It contains bacteria and yeast that are responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar. After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, probitoics and enzymes. I found my Kombucha at Target. It’s the LIVE Kombucha Soda and it has to be Doctor flavored. I did find the kombucha on Amazon but it’s crazy expensive-find it HERE. Your local health food store will for sure sale it individually.
The Greek Gods Honey flavored yogurt is my absolute favorite. It is so super creamy. As we all know, yogurt is the most obvious food that contains probiotics.
I add chia seeds and flax seeds to everything I blend because it’s extra goodness with no added flavor. Chia seeds add 5.5 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and 4.5 grams of good fat. They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2. Flax seeds are also high in fiber, add a fair amount of protein and have been known to help regulate estrogen!
As you can see, my youngest LOVES these popsicles! I certainly don’t suggest eating these instead of your probiotics. I eat them in addition to. I love THESE probiotics. Heidi loves THESE. And one more thing-I found THESE popsicle molds for babies-what a great thing for little tummies and teething pain!
I’m preaching to myself when I say, learn to love your gut. Many diseases originate from an unbalanced, unhealthy gut-including acne.