Probiotic Recipes..YES! Lets Get Cookin’!!!

What Are Probiotics?
Per WebMD it is defined as “Probiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health…”  These little organisms help improve our digestive system and the functioning of our bodies.  They have recently been discovered and studies are on going on getting us – the general public – concrete scientific evidence.
As for me, I have been an avid Probiotics eater.  It’s found on many natural foods and the two most specificly on my plate are pickled jalapeños and lots of lemon.  I eat these two on the daily.
The following are a list of Probiotic foods listed on Global Healing Center please click on link for full details on these items:
*Yogurt (Especially Greek Yogurt)     *Kefir     *Sauerkraut     *Dark Chocolate (Mmmm!)  *Miso Soup     *Pickles     *Kimchi     *Kombucha Tea

I promise to add more items to this list as I find them.  Seeing Dark Chocolate as part of this list has me bouncing in happiness!  There’s many items in the market now with Probiotics added in to them.  From yogurts to milk as well as certain drinks.  The following are a few brands that you may see at your local Supermakert stores.  I’ve included the links to their sites for further review and iformation:
*Activia     *acidophilusmilk.org     *Naked Probiotic Juice     
There exists many brands of cheese that are specific to your region that are labeled as Probiotic.  On my grocery shopping list I will add a note to see what I can find and try out for a review. 
You can also whip up some great recipes to add your own Probiotic component!  Here’s one fun recipe that I will test on my Kiddos.  I found it on “Wellness Mama: Probiotic Lemonade:”
  • Juice of 10 lemons or limes
  • 3/4 cup sugar or sucanat
  • 1 cup of whey
  • 2.5 to 3 quarts of filtered water
  • gallon size jar
Please view full recipe instructions on Wellness Mama‘s blog/site.

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The following are Probiotic Recipes from: 

**Please visit their link for full recipe instructions

  • 3 lbs. fresh chili peppers (Scotch bonnets, Jalapenos, Serranos etc
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined cane sugar, optional
  • vegetable starter culture dissolved in 1/4 cup water, or 1/4 cup fresh whey
  • Note:  I found the “vegetable starter culture” on line starting at $5:
    Winderness Family Naturals
    Check with your local grocery store for this item.

    I headed to the grocery store and did find the following drink in the various “Juice Sections.”  I was only able to find this one brand at hand but will be calling a couple of food chains and see what else they carry:

    This is labeled as being Vegan and Kosher.  I personally need to get used to the taste a bit, but that may be because I don’t usually drink juice.  This was on sale for a little under $5.

    I will update my findings in the coming weeks.  If you have any to recommend PLEASE DO SO.

    Remember to submit your Recipes towards this project and TELL ME if you try out the Recipes I’ve listed in this post.

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