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Bagel and Lox Kefir Bowl

The classic flavors of bagel and lox, but in a higher protein, lower carbohydrate bowl. Gather the essentials like lox, cucumber, red onion, and capers and arrange over a base of our kefir cup for a combination that satisfies your bagel cravings. Extra @traderjoes everything bagel spice is mandatory.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive system.

Servings: 1 - 2

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine kefir with lemon juice, green onions and everything bagel spice.
  2. Spoon equally into two bowls.
  3. Top with cucumber, red onion, capers and lox. Top with more everything bagel spice and serve with bagel chips and lemon slices.