A healthy, probiotic-rich twist on a classic favorite! Give your lunch an upgrade with our delicious Kefir Ranch Dressing.
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.
How to Eat More Prebiotics:
To optimize the environment for probiotics, it’s recommended to consume an accompanying prebiotic. Synbiotics are foods or supplements that contain both prebiotics and probiotics. Don’t let the name intimidate you, it’s very simple. If you’re making kefir smoothies (a source of probiotics) or pouring it over granola and fruit (source of probiotics), you’re eating a synbiotic meal.
Foods that contain prebiotics include fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Simply pair them with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, miso, tempeh, or kefir.
- 1 ½ cups Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Whisk all ingredients together, cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- If you want a thicker dressing, use strained kefir. Read how to strain your kefir here.