Creamy with a hint of tang, our kefir-ized guacamole is perfect for taco night or paired with chips, crackers, and chopped veggies.
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.
- ½ cup Lifeway Plain Lowfat Kefir
- 4 ripe avocados
- ½ red onion, minced (about ½ cup)
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (or more to taste)
- ½ tsp coarse salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ - 1 tsp chili powder (to taste)
- ½ ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
- Cut avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop avocado out from peels and place in a mixing bowl.
- Using a fork, mash the avocados. Stir in the kefir, chopped onion, lime juice, salt, pepper and chili powder and mash together.
- Keep tomatoes separate until you’re ready to serve.
- Store in the refrigerator with plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent browning.
- Just before serving, mix in the chopped tomato.