5 Recipes That Will Help You Keep Your Gut Healthy

March 21, 2018 Recipes
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It is proven that having a healthy gut is important to stay healthy. It helps maintain your digestive system, immune system, and your mental health. Considering the critical role that your gut plays, here are some gut-friendly recipes that, apart from boosting your health, are very delicious.

Turmeric-ginger-carrot-soup

Turmeric-ginger carrot soup

This recipe has all the essential vitamins and digestion-aiding enzymes.

Ingredients required:

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 inch peeled/grated ginger and turmeric root each
  • 3 finely chopped green onions
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Ground pepper
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 4 cups water

How to prepare:
Put a saucepan on medium flame. Add coconut oil and green onions, ginger, garlic and pepper. Sauté until translucent. Then add carrots, salt, turmeric and cinnamon. Pour water and simmer for 20 minutes. Puree the soup mix in a blender and chill for few hours. Serve cold with coriander garnish and top with coconut milk/yogurt.

Chocolate-berry-bars

Chocolate berry bars

These bars are not only great for your gut health, but also satiate your taste buds.

Ingredients required:

  • 2 tbsp each maple syrup and coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp each baking soda, salt, and melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond meal

For chocolate layer:

  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • ½ full fat coconut milk can
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate

How to prepare:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, grease an 8×8 pan and line it. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl and toss. Press the mixture onto the greased pan, bake for 13-14 minutes and then cool. Put the chopped dark chocolate in a bowl. In another saucepan, heat the coconut milk and pour over the chocolate. Stir till smooth. Pour chocolate ganache on the crust, top with berries and refrigerate. Cut them out into square pieces and serve.

Salmon-with-a-herb-crust

Salmon with a herb crust

This recipe is very easy to prepare and is packed with nutrients like DHA that maintain gut health.

Ingredients required:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp each olive oil and Dijon mustard
  • 1 heaped tsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp fresh or dry parsley
  • Salt and pepper

How to prepare:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Put the salmon on foil, rub the Dijon mustard and drizzle it with olive oil. Mix in the parsley, coconut flour, salt and pepper in a bowl and sprinkle it on salmon. Bake the fish for 10-15 minutes.

Garlic-flavored-roasted-broccoli

Garlic-flavored roasted broccoli

This is a flavorful recipe and is very good for gut health as it has the healing properties of garlic.

Ingredients required:

  • 2 cups of small broccoli florets
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp pepper

How to prepare:

Toss the broccoli in a bowl with garlic, coconut oil, black pepper and salt. Take the florets and bake on a sheet for 15 minutes, until the sides are brown. After taking them out from the oven, squeeze some lemon juice onto it prior to serving.

Purple-sweet-potato-soup

Purple sweet potato soup

The amazing savory soup helps improves gut health and should be a part of your dinner plan too!

Ingredients required:

  • ½ slice onion
  • ½ tbsp clarified butter
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1½ pounds purple sweet potato
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup coconut milk

How to prepare:

Place a soup pot on medium flame. Add the butter and onions. Cook until translucent. Add the chopped sweet potato and vegetable broth. Boil on high heat. Simmer broth for 35 minutes until potatoes are soft. Add the remaining ingredients to the broth; cool and blend until smooth. Add salt and coconut milk to the broth and serve warm.

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