Celebrate the holiday with these festive Patriotic Pops! Made with a medley of fruit and elevated with the 12 live cultures from Lifeway Organic Whole Milk Kefir. Their classic, firecracker image makes these Patriotic Pops just the festive treat for your patio parties, cookouts, pool parties, and more. You can also make them ahead and know you’re giving your body a dose of probiotics while showing off your patriotism at the same time.
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. Our Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
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: 15 mins Servings: 8
- Blend the red layer ingredients in a blender until smooth, then pour equal amounts into the bottom of each popsicle mold.
- Pour in the vanilla whole milk kefir in the same way you poured in the red layer to create the white layer.
- For the blue layer, blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, then pour equal amounts on top of the white layer in each mold.
- Freeze for 8 hours or overnight and enjoy!
- Keep in mind: You may get more or less pops depending on the size of your popsicle molds.