A spicy take on a traditional fall favorite that comes together in a flash. Even better? Our Fall Spicy Butternut Squash Soup is made with just a handful of ingredients, so no special trip to the market is required!
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You 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 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.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates (fiber) naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually doesn’t digest prebiotics. Instead, prebiotics are what probiotics feed off of to remain active in the digestive tract. Probiotics feed off prebiotic fibers for fuel, and the two work in your digestive system to keep your microbiome happy. 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 your immune system and digestive system.Servings: 2 to 3
- 2 cups cooked butternut squash or butternut squash puree
- 1 cup Lifeway Organic Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 heaping Tbsp curry spice (heat to preference)
- 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
- Basil, extra spices, pepitas and olive oil for garnish
- Add squash puree, kefir olive oil and spices into a blender and blend on high until creamy and completely mixed.
- Pour mixture into a sauce pan and heat on medium-high heat until desired temperature is reached.
- Serve in soup bowls and garnish with additional spices or kefir.