Into the woods we go for Toast Tuesday! Our Berry Forage Toast is a collection of tart, tangy, and sweet notes that will have your taste buds on a flavorful adventure. We macerated blueberries and blackberries and baked them in the oven to caramelize the natural sugars. Topping warm toasted bread with our creamy farmer cheese and baked berries, the garnish of mint and sea salt was the perfect way to bring all the earthy flavors together.
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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.
- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries cut in half
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 slices of toasted bread
- fresh mint & honey to garnish
- pinch of sea salt
- On a baking sheet toss blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, salt, and maple syrup together. Place in the oven with the broiler on, once the berries start to soften and breakdown take them out of the oven and let cool.
- Smear farmer cheese on the toasted bread and top each slice with a thick layer of roasted berries. Garnish with mint and honey.