Street vendors across Mexico each have their own take on elotes, fresh roasted corn on the cobb smothered with spices and a cheesy crema. We were inspired to make a healthier version of this classic antojito by combining our farmer cheese with mayo, sour cream, smoky ancho chili powder, and cilantro. All the flavors of traditional spicy elotes in every bite with a probiotic twist!
The probiotics in kefir may help support a healthy gut, where 70-80 percent of the cells that make up the immune system are located. Probiotics are “good” bacteria. They are live microorganisms similar to the ones already living in your gut and may offer health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. The word “probiotic” itself is often translated to “beneficial for life.” It is a derived from the Latin word “pro” meaning “for” and the Greek word “biotic” meaning “life.”
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.
- ½ cup Farmer Cheese
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ tsp ancho chili powder
- ½ medium clove garlic, finely minced
- ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
- 4 ears shucked corn
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- ½ cup cotija cheese for topping
- Mix all ingredients together and spread evenly on corn
- Top with ancho, chili and cotija cheese