Probiotics are important. I know that. But why are they important? And why have I not been so focused on including them in my diet? There are always things we can do to improve our diet, and I'm so glad I was able to spend some time with the guys from PurePharma at the CrossFit Games last month because they reminded me of their importance. It's always great to hang out with likeminded individuals who also happen to be very smart. They're passionate about diet and nutrition and extremely intelligent when it comes to developing high quality products that supplement our diets in the best way possible.
So what did I learn? A lot. Probiotics are the good bacteria in our gut that keep us healthy, and by maintaining the balance of our gut flora we support our immune system and help to keep our digestive track healthy. But it doesn't end there. Probiotics have many benefits. I could go on but PurePharma has a great article here with All You Need To Know About Probiotics.
I was recently craving some iced tea. It's been hot this summer and we had a bunch of peaches and blackberries in the garden so I whipped this up and it was so delicious and refreshing. It was also super easy to make, and I'm all about things that are quick and easy to prepare.
Peach Berry Iced Tea with Probiotics
Prep 15min, plus 1 hour to cool
Makes 8 cups
- 8 cups water
- 4 black tea bags
- 4 flavored tea bags (I used a peach tea)
- 1 peach, sliced
- 1 cup blackberries
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 packets of PurePharma SB3
- Bring the water to boil.
- In a heatproof pitcher add the tea bags and pour in the water. Let steep for 10 minutes, then remove the tea bags.
- Add the sliced peach, blackberries, honey and lemon juice.
- Refrigerate until cool.
- Before serving add the SB3 and pour over ice.