Our Raspberry Jalapeño Toast is not your average piece of toast, we can say that for sure. The hot flavor of jalapeños peppers mixed with cool sautéed raspberries and our protein-rich Lifeway Farmer Cheese is a treat for the senses; it’s sweet, spicy, tangy, and creamy. And with Lifeway Farmer Cheese’s 12 active probiotic cultures, it’s also a treat for the gut. These probiotics support immunity, gut health, mood, and can also help the body absorb nutrients more efficiently. Check out the recipe, and be sure you give our Farmer Cheese a try if you see it in stores near you!
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. Our Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all the 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.
- 2 cups raspberries
- 2 tsp. cane sugar or sweetener of choice
- 2 jalapeños, chopped
- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- Toast of your choosing (use gluten-free if needed)
- In a medium pot, cook down raspberries and add cane sugar (or your choice sweetener) on medium high heat to help the raspberries cook down and combine with the sugars to caramelize the flavor.
- Once the raspberries thicken up, add in chopped jalapeños.
- Jar the jam and let it cool.
- Toast bread, top with Farmer Cheese and Raspberry Jalapeño Jam , and enjoy!