You’re going to love #labneh. It’s a Middle Eastern dish similar to Greek yogurt that can be used as a spread or dip. Our #recipe for this luscious, creamy cuisine comes from#TheKefirCookbook, by our CEO @JulieSmolyansky. She uses Lifeway Plain Organic Whole Milk Kefir to load the labneh with #probiotics, #protein, and #calcium. Kefir labneh is an excellent superfood substitute for sour cream or yogurt, so make a batch and experiment! We like to spread it out in a bowl, drizzle it with olive oil, and then use it as a dip for our favorite vegetables. But however you decide to serve it, you’ll be delighted by this easy-to-make and versatile dish.
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.
- 3 cups Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Line a fine-mesh sieve with three layers of damp cheesecloth and set it over a large bowl. Mix the kefir and salt and pour it into the lined sieve. Allow it to drain for 24 hours in the refrigerator (or on a cool countertop). Transfer the drained labneh to a mason jar and store in the refrigerator.