Spread our Farmer Cheese on whole wheat toast with garlic, peas, mint leaves, and olive oil. We guarantee your guests will go gaga for this bite-size savory treat. WARNING: this menu item is a crowd-favorite. Prepare more than anticipated.
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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.Servings: 4-6
- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/2 cup shelled peas, cooked
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 thick slices of toasted sourdough bread
- 1/2 garlic clove
- A small handful of fresh mint leaves, sliced thin
- Mash the peas to a coarse consistency using a potato masher or wooden spoon along with 2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil, pepper and more salt to taste.
- Spread some farmer cheese over the bread, sprinkle with mint and spoon some peas over. Drizzle with olive oil before serving warm or at room temperature