4 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this pumpkin spice whipped farmer cheese spread. Whether you need an appetizer to bring to your next gathering or something to snack on for a night in, this quick and easy recipe is the solution to both. Pair with graham crackers, apples, and gingersnap cookies for a combination that includes all of our favorite fall flavors.
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.
How to Eat More Prebiotics:
To optimize the environment for probiotics, it’s recommended to consume an accompanying prebiotic. Synbiotics are foods or supplements that contain both prebiotics and probiotics. Don’t let the name intimidate you, it’s very simple. If you’re making kefir smoothies (a source of probiotics) or pouring it over granola and fruit (source of probiotics), you’re eating a synbiotic meal.
Foods that contain prebiotics include fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Simply pair them with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, miso, tempeh, or kefir.
- ½ cup Farmer Cheese
- ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree unsweetened (NOT the canned pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup plus extra for serving
- ¼ tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Puree for a few seconds until smooth.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and swirl the top with the back of a spoon. Drizzle with additional maple syrup and serve.