It's time to share your probiotic breakfast ideas! In the coming weeks, we're going to hit every meal and then some. The goal being: to share ideas and recipes for getting probiotics with every bite (or at least every meal).
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The key, I think, to eating probiotics at every meal is making sure some of element of the meal is lacto-fermented. Lacto-fermentation is a broad category; it covers any food where lactic-acid producing bacteria or yeasts preserve a food. Not only can fermented fruits and veggies (like sauerkraut) be called lacto-fermented, but so can cultured dairy.
Keep in mind that in order to receive probiotic benefits, the lacto-fermented foods can't be cooked; heat destroys the fragile beneficial organisms that are so good for the gut.
Now I'll share some of my ideas. Please add more of yours in the comments, or by linking up any posts of your own.
Kefir is a great breakfast meal component. Put it in a smoothie, serve it over raw soaked granola or oatmeal, or mix it with fruit. Here are some kefir recipes on this blog.
- Chocolate Kefir Smoothie
- Summer Fruit Smoothie
- Kefir Parfait
- Soaked Muesli with Fruit
- Raw, Soaked Granola
One of our favorite ways to eat kefir is to mix it up with pureed fruit. I puree whatever fruit is in season and put a spoonful or two of that in a glass with the kefir, then stir. It is like an instant smoothie, and the fruit balances a bit of kefir's tart taste.
Don't cook the raw cheese, mind you. Just sprinkle shredded or sliced raw cheese atop eggs, omelettes, or a warmed up biscuit. Homemade feta is especially good with eggs! Use raw, soft cheese spread on biscuits or scones. Making soft raw cheese is one of the most popular lessons in the Fundamentals eCourse.
Raw Sour Cream
Soft cheese blended with raw milk makes an awesome sour cream! Drizzle it over eggs or hashbrowns.
There's got to be a million ways to eat cultured butter at breakfast. Just don't cook it! Let it melt over warm food, such as toasted English muffins, sweet soaked muffins, pancakes, waffles, scrambled or hard-boiled eggs, or hashbrowns. What other ways are there to eat butter? Please share in the comments!
Aren't there people who like to eat ketchup with eggs? Make lacto-fermented ketchup and you're good to go! Oh, and hashbrowns — very good with ketchup.
We like to mix hard boiled eggs with a bit of mayo and cultured butter. Salt and pepper, too. Oh, and garlic.
Serve your breakfast with a lacto-fermented side, such as a chutney or sauerkraut!
I hope you can see from this list — where I'm sure I just scratched the surface of the possibilities — that it is soooo easy to get your probiotics at breakfast. To ensure the best health for our guts, let's consume frequent real foods that pack a probiotic punch.
So… now it is up to you! Bloggers, link up your probiotic breakfast ideas in the thumbnail linky box above. Everyone, please do share in the comments what ways you get probiotics at breakfast. Thanks for participating — I really look forward to your ideas.
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