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Apple Cider Kefir: A Probiotic Recipe

This kefir is made from apple cider and starter; a sour ‘n fizzy concoction with a champagne-like taste …. pure effervescence rich in diverse, potent probiotic strains; basically a bunch of friendly flora that act as digestive aids to keep the gut in good shape. More benefits.

Looking for an easy, affordable way to get your probiotic dose? This might be for you. Especially if you have an issue with your gut (i.e. bloating, constipation) or yeast/bacterial overgrowth (i.e. Candida, GBS+). 

No matter what you have going on, a glass of juice kefir is a way to kick start a day and keep the internal bugs in balance.

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Dandy The Lion: A Vegetable Green Smoothie 🦁

My husband nicknamed this one and I think it is appropriate given that the French origin of the word dandelion – dent-de-lioun – means “tooth of the lion” due to the plant’s sharply indented leaves. This fierce little smoothie contains a handful of dandelion greens, if you want more of a kick, add more leaves.  

Our home resides in a community with an Earthship greenhouse and while up there yesterday, I spotted a patch of dandelion greens and thought to myself “why not?”. I love adding greens to my morning smoothies … watercress, parsley, cilantro … and given that we are in the month of April, I figure this is as good a time as any to create a delicious spring beverage for us all to enjoy.

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The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D) is a way of eating designed to address yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth in the body. A main purpose is to boost immunity by alkalizing blood and restoring inner ecosystem to naturally support the body in being the self-healing organism it is.

The goal is not to eradicate yeast, bacteria, or viruses. That would be impossible and less than ideal. Instead, the focus is to restore the body’s strength so all parts work in harmony. A first step in restoring the body’s ecology and reversing yeast, bacterial, or viral overgrowth is to starve out pathogens by no longer feeding them foods that make them grow; we also want to make the inner ecosystem (gut) an unsuitable environment for these problematic organisms to live. B.E.D. achieves this with mineral and probiotic rich foods that alkalizes the blood and colonizes the gut with friendly flora that correct the body’s pH and assists digestion and elimination. 

B.E.D. doesn’t contain gluten, sugar, or yeast and utilizes traditional methods of preparation to ensure easy-to-digest, nutrient dense, probiotic-rich food. Within a few diligent weeks, you can expect to feel a significant shift in how you feel. This diet isn’t a fad; the underlying principles are thousands of years old and can be used your entire life, even passed down to your children.

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Probiotic-Rich Cultured Cream

Cultured cream is a fancy name for sour cream, a.k.a crΓ¨me fraiche and is very simple to make …. all you need is a jar, cream, and starter* to break down down the milk protein (casein) and convert the milk sugar (lactose) into lactic acid. 

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Bubbly Blueberry Jelly: A Probiotic-Rich Recipe πŸ’œ

The second week of August is blueberry season here in Vermont …. we get about 2 to 4 gallons to freeze for the rest of year around. Most of them get laid out whole on trays and frozen (easier to separate and eat with fingers) before dumping them into quart-sized Ziploc freezer bags.

I reserve the mushier berries and puree those with chia seeds and pour that into ice cube trays that eventually get popped into Ziplocs as well. The nicest berries are put aside to make jello, almond crusted tarts, fruit leather, and of course blueberry jelly.

I stopped eating normal jelly when I was on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to heal yeast overgrowth. This gut healing protocol avoids sugar, including fruit sugars. I also really like food combining and find it hard to find anything that jelly ‘combines’ with, though it’s pretty tasty on raw flax crackers with some pumpkin seed butter πŸ˜‰

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Cultured Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe πŸ“

One hot summer morning, I woke and looked out the window β˜€ to see ripe, red strawberries in our garden. All I could think was strawberry ice cream …. for breakfast! The kids loved the idea and their response was nothing short of joyful with a splattering of kisses on my cheeks and spins of delight.

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Unsalted, Cultured Vegetables: Beginner’s Recipe

If you are new to cultured vegetables, a.k.a. cv’s, this is a good recipe to begin with. Everything is laid out step-by-step with just three ingredients …. cabbage, carrots, culture starter. A simple, colorful mixture to light up your taste buds.

Don’t let their simplicity fool you though as this food is potent and can kick-start your gut engine and have you digesting like a rock star ✨