Get a taste of cinnamon, spice, and everything nice with our recipe for Cinnamon Spice Farmer Cheese Spread. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is an amazingly versatile and easy-to-use ingredient that’s a nutritious addition to any recipe. It’s a probiotic, protein-packed cheese that mixes just as well with sweet options as it does savory. Here, we’ve blended it with a touch of vanilla, a drop of maple syrup, and a wintery mix of cinnamon and brown sugar. The result is a soft, creamy spread that’s guaranteed to take your toasted bagels to the next level.
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. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body doesn’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 systems.
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tbsp. honey
- 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- bagel of choice
- Whip 1 cup of Farmer Cheese with 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a food processor until smooth.
- Top whipped farmer cheese on top of toasted bagels, top with raisins, cinnamon, fresh orange slices.