Is there anything Lifeway Farmer Cheese can’t do? Today, we’ve combined our tangy soft cheese with berries and dark chocolate to create a mouth-watering treat that’s bursting with blueberry flavor and packed with probiotic goodness to support your microbiome. Love at first bite, these Frozen Blueberry Farmer Cheese Bites will quickly become a staple for snack time. With just four simple ingredients, these naturally delicious bars are a breeze to make.
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 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 Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’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.Prep Time: 4-8 hours Servings: 4-6
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup whipped Farmer Cheese
- 1 cup dark chocolate
- 1-2 tbsp. coconut oil
- Mix together frozen blueberries and whipped farmer cheese
- Spoon dollops of the mixture on parchment paper. Freeze for 2 hours
- Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in 30 second increments in the microwave, or use a double boiler over high heat. Allow the chocolate to cool a little bit, but make sure it is still liquid.
- Dip the frozen blueberry farmer cheese bites into the chocolate. Store in the fridge.