This dish is fire! 🔥 Keep warm this winter with our Fire Roasted Tomato Soup. Made with a blend of fresh vegetables and seasonings, we add gut-healthy Whole Milk Kefir to give this #recipe a creamy consistency while boosting it with protein and probiotics. This mix of all natural, wholesome ingredients has a flavor profile that nicely complements the Grilled Farmer Cheese sandwich recipe we posted on Tuesday. Try them together and enjoy the #PerfectPairing.
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.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest probiotics, 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 system.
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 zucchini ,chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion , chopped
- 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 tsp Italian mixed herbs
- 1 cup Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Add zucchini onto a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt and put it in the oven together with the garlic for about 25 min.
- Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add onion. Cook until translucent.
- Add the tomatoes together with the vegetable stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the skin from the garlic. Place it together with all the other ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and add back your pot over medium heat.
- Add salt, maple syrup, tomato paste, mixed herbs, crushed red pepper, and kefir until desired taste and consistency.
- Serve with our Grilled Farmer Cheese