Tart and tangy Lifeway probiotic kefir pairs with bright and juicy lime in this zesty Cilantro Lime Kefir Salad Dressing! It’s the perfect way to add flavor and probiotics to your favorite crisp salads with Lifeway Kefir, a powerhouse of probiotics for your gut health, immune system health support, and overall microbiome. We hope you give it a try and love it!
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 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 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.
- 1/2 cup Lifeway Organic Organic Plain Whole Milk Kefir
- 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves (stems removed)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients into the pitcher of a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth, or until desired consistency is reached. Chill at least 10 minutes before serving.
- This dressing tends to be on the thin side. If serving as a dip, we recommend straining a 32 oz bottle of kefir first, then using 1/2 cup of the cream.