This no-churn frozen kefir is sweet, creamy, and each bite has a little crunch of toasted pecan. Maple syrup is a healthier alternative to artificial sweeteners because it contains important vitamins and minerals, including zinc and manganese, as well as powerful antioxidants like benzoic acid, gallic acid, cinnamic acid, and flavanols. Pecans have monounsaturated fats for heart health, and our coconut honey organic whole milk kefir has 12 live and active probiotic cultures, which may support a healthy gut microbiome and strong immune system. It’s a sappy, sweet probiotic tree-t that’s good for your guts.
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 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 system.
- 1 cup Coconut Honey Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup whole pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add 1 cup of coconut honey kefir + one cup of coconut cream to the bowl of a standing mixer and place in the fridge to chill.
- In a medium sauté pan, combine the coconut oil, sugar, coconut cream with maple syrup and the kosher salt. Cook while stirring over medium-low heat until it is thick and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. I would put it in the fridge to help things along.
- Meanwhile toast the whole pecans on a sheet pan. Bake them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and then take them out and set aside to cool.
- Whip the chilled coconut kefir cream to stiff peaks.
- Then fold in the chilled maple mixture to the whipped coconut cream.
- Pour the combined ice cream base into a metal loaf pan or cake pan and then gently stir the toasted pecans in. Cover with Saran wrap and freeze for at least 10 hours before serving.