Can we have s’mores, please? Our Marshmallow Rice Cake recipe takes the chocolatey marshmallow goodness of s’mores and elevates it to give you a better-for-you version thanks to us using Lifeway Farmer Cheese which is creamy, rich, but also bursting with nutrition. First, we switch out the traditional graham cracker in favor of a crisp whole grain rice cake. We smother the cake with peanut butter and Lifeway Farmer Cheese to boost it with protein and probiotics. Then we add a hazelnut spread and top it with toasted marshmallows. It’s delectable!
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.
- Whip together farmer cheese and peanut butter with a hand mixer until creamy. Slowly add in Lifeway Vanilla Whole Milk Kefir until smooth, but not liquidy.
- Top rice cake with whipped farmer cheese, chocolate hazelnut spread, and marshmallows.
- Toast marshmallows with a torch and enjoy!