But first, brunch! Bring the heat on national BLT day by sipping on our original probiotic BLT Mary mix cocktail. The juicy flavors taste like you’re biting into a delicious BLT sandwich.
Tomatoes = Vitamin C
Vitamin c is particularly important for skin health. It helps collagen production in our bodies to maintain skin integrity. Here’s a little health hack for you: it’s best to consume tomatoes with a source of healthy fats so that your body can absorb the most vitamins. Trying pairing tomatoes with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, avocado, or even paired in a dip made with our full-fat kefir!
Tomatoes are a Natural Antioxidant
Lycopene is a natural antioxidant that helps fight free radicals that can cause damage to cells in our bodies. Studies have shown that regular consumption of foods rich in lycopene can help lower the risk for both cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
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.
One cup of low-fat plain Lifeway Kefir has 110 calories and 11 grams of protein, making it a great option for any lifestyle. It’s easy and convenient enough to consume on its own, but versatile enough for cooking and baking. Lifeway’s kefir is gluten-free and contains 12 live and active probiotic cultures (more than DOUBLE of traditional yogurt and milk), which may help increase the diversity of your gut microbiota.
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.
- 1 cup cucumber lightly chopped
- 1 small tomato
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1.5 - 2 oz vodka
- 1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 cup Plain Lowfat Kefir
- 1 1/2 cups Tomato juice, low sodium
- 6 Ice cubes
- 2 slices of cooked bacon for garnish
- 2 romaine lettuce leaves for garnish
- chili powder for rimmed glass
- Set aside bacon and lettuce for garnish and blend everything else together. You can add alcohol to this recipe to make it a Bloody Mary.