Struck with Wonder! We fell down a rabbit hole and it hit us out of nowhere that we should make Berry Wonderland French Toast. It’s a whimsical blend of farmer cheese, honey, and cinnamon between golden slices of French toast. Each piece of whole-grain bread is soaked in a mixture made of flaxseed meal, vanilla extract, salt, and our vanilla kefir. Flax seeds are a plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support heart health; farmer cheese is a mild soft cheese that has a texture similar to ricotta and loaded with protein and probiotics; and vanilla kefir is an all-natural fermented superfood that’s packed with protein, vitamin D, calcium, and probiotics. Top your stack with fresh berries for antioxidants and a delicious drizzle of honey for a hint of natural sweetness. Once you finish eating, you’ll feel so good that your smile will rival the Cheshire Cat’s.
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 immunity, improve 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.
- Soak the bread in the whole milk kefir mixed with vanilla, salt and flax.
- Cook the bread on a hot pan with butter till golden brown on both sides. Set aside to cool.
- Mix farmer cheese with honey and cinnamon and begin layering the french toast with the creamy spread.
- Top the french toast with fresh berries and enjoy!