Lettuce celebrate the beginning of July with a Probiotic Caesar Salad! We used our plain whole milk kefir to add the perfect tangy note to this classic dressing, making it the perfect complement to slightly bitter romaine and salty parmesan. You can even use this dressing as a marinade when you’re prepping to grill this holiday weekend. Adding kefir to your dressings and dips is an easy way to give your sides and salads a superfood boost.
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.
- 3/4 cup Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 5 anchovies
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 small garlic clove, chopped
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Whisk everything together and enjoy over a salad or your favorite veggie/protein!