Let’s go for a dip! Bold and beautiful, our Sweet Potato Hummus is a delicious dip that will bring your appetizer platter to new heights. This savory recipe comes with a twist thanks to the addition of Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Our cultured cheese boosts this inventive take on hummus with probiotics and protein. It’s perfect for pita and veggies and is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
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. Lifeway 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: 10 mins Servings: 5-6
- 2 sweet potatoes, roasted
- 1 can white beans, rinse
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pita bread and veggies of choice for dipping.
- Top with dried parsley, pepper and everything but the bagel seasoning.
- Chop sweet potatoes into cubes and toss in olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried parsley. Roast on 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until soft.
- Once sweet potatoes are roasted, add them to a food processor along with all other ingredients. Blend until smooth
- Top with dried parsley, pepper and everything but the bagel seasoning. Dip with your favorite bread or veggies!