Manifest a balanced #microbiome by making our Fig & Arugula Salad with Maple Kefir Dressing. We took fresh figs and celebrated their fruity flavor by pairing them with peppery arugula, tart blueberries, tangy farmer cheese, buttery walnuts, and a sweet kefir dressing. This leafy bowl is abundant with antioxidants, prebiotics, and probiotics, making every bite a love letter to your gut.
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.
Maple Kefir Dressing
- 1/4 cup Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1/2–1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4– 1/2 cup filtered water (till desired consistency)
- pinch of salt
- pinch of black pepper
Fig & Arugula Salad
- 4 -8 fresh figs, quartered
- 5 cups baby arugula
- 1/4 cup (8 tbsp) Farmer Cheese
- 1/4 cup walnut halves
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- Maple Kefir Dressing: whisk everything together
- Fig & Arugula Salad: gently toss the dressing with the arugula and garnish with fresh figs, farmer cheese, walnuts, and blueberries.