As someone who suffered from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) growing up, making healthy food choices was never an option for me; it was a necessity. But many of my clients and readers who have IBS tell me that they find it to be difficult to eat clean and healthy during the holiday season. In addition to finding the right probiotic to help with the dietary management of IBS, the trick is to know which ingredients trigger IBS symptoms, eliminate them, and prepare foods that will still please everyone’s palate.
So, today I’m sharing with you a few of my palate pleasing IBS-friendly recipes.
Probiotics are clinically proven to help with belly trouble such as IBS and ulcerative colitis and ileal pouch.
While many people are familiar with the general term “probiotics,” most do not understand the importance of knowing which specific strain of organism should be used for which specific disease or condition. Probiotics work in three areas of the gut: the microbial barrier, chemical barrier and physical barrier.
And to show off a lovely (and super simple) recipe that can be belly-friendly and satisfying, here’s my Almond Milk Hot Chocolate (without sugar, dairy, gluten and soy!). You can serve this warm for an evening treat or as an afternoon pick-me-up sipper. The choice is yours but I know you’ll love the warming (and belly-soothing) feel this cup of hot chocolate will give you… just in time for the holidays!
Heat the almond milk over medium heat in a small saucepan.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a low boil, then simmer for 2 minutes and season to taste with cinnamon and salt. Serve immediately.