5 Delicious Probiotic Treats (That Aren't Yogurt!)
Youâ€™ve heard time and again that â€œgoodâ€ bacteria are important for aiding immune function and nutrient absorption and keeping your digestive system running smoothly. But if youâ€™re feeling yogurt fatigue, look no further: Companies are disguising healthy bugs in all sorts of snacks and drinks. Weâ€™ve got a good gut feeling about these new buys.
Suja Pressed Probiotic WatersÂ ($3 for a 14.5-oz. bottle; at Target stores)
At only 10 calories and 1 gram of sugar or less per bottle, they manage to pack a fruity sweetness without any freaky additives.
FlapJacked Mighty MuffinsÂ ($26 for a pack of 5; amazon.com)
The baking-mix company offers 12 flavors in its line of instant muffins, including peanut butter and maple pumpkin. Mighty, indeedâ€”these snacks have probiotics plus 20 grams of protein, and theyâ€™re ready after about 35 seconds in the microwave. Just add water!
GoodBelly Protein Shakes ($3.50 for a 15.2-oz. bottle; goodbelly.com)
Power shakes are the latest thing on tap from the probiotic drink company. Each of them is loaded with 15 grams of plant-based protein and 40 billion probiotic cultures.
JÃ¹s by Julie Probiotic Cold Brew CoffeeÂ ($8 for a 16-oz. bottle; jusbyjulie.com)
Get your a.m. energy (along with major digestive benefits) with a bottle of original or vanilla that will satisfy any coffee snob.
Naturally More Almond ButterÂ ($13 for a 16-oz. jar; amazon.com)
The brandâ€™s new recipe features roasted California almonds, vegan probiotics, flaxseed, and a hint of coconut sugar.