Our Lemon Berry Toast puts a pop of color in your lunch by blending Lifeway Farmer Cheese with a tasty bundle of bright berries. Lifeway Farmer Cheese and fresh-picked berries are a match made in heaven. The cheese accents the sweet and tart notes of the berries, bringing out their full flavor. The berries contain prebiotic fibers, which feed the probiotics in the cheese. It’s a perfect pairing!
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: 10 mins Servings: 2
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries + additional raspberries for topping
- 1/2 cup strawberries + additional strawberries for topping
- 2 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp thyme
- 2 mint leaves
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- In a food processor, blend together Farmer cheese, raspberries, and strawberries until whipped well.
- Toast sough dough bread, slather it with the farmer cheese, top with sliced blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Top with Lemon zest, thyme and mint leaves, and honey. Enjoy!