Just another sneaky way to add extra probiotics into your life and use up that ever growing mound of Kombucha Scobys. Don’t be afraid of eating your scobys. They are made of cellulose, or long strands of linked glucose, which we know more commonly as fiber. They aids in waste removal, including metabolic waste normally…

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Saffron is actually the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the crocus flower (Crocus sativus). They are hand picked, and you only need a tiny bit, as saffron is very strong and has many benefits. Saffron is known to help with depression, asthma, arteriosclerosis, cancer, and known to offer menstrual relief. Many people do not…

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Cranberries contains flavonoids such as quercetin; studies have found it stops the production and release of histamine. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine that helps stabilize mast cells to prevent both the manufacture and release of histamine, as well as other allergic and inflammatory compounds. Cranberries and lemons are very low in natural sugars so I…

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Molasses gives these bars their rich flavor. Molasses is a rich source of nutrients, and it contains a number of essential minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, iron, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, and sodium. Blackstrap molasses is the type of molasses I use since it has a low glycemic index. This means the glucose…

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When choosing a chocolate bar, a higher “percent cacao” means less added sugar. For example, a 77 percent cacao dark chocolate has roughly 10 percent less sugar than a 60 percent cacao dark chocolate. It will also have a richer chocolate taste which really gives a lot of flavor to this brownie recipe. You can…

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Spirulina is optional in this smoothie, but it has many benefits. It’s considered a superfood made from all-organic and all-fermented ingredients. Spirulina, quinoa, millet, brown rice, chickpeas, and seeds have been fermented with live, naturally-occurring beneficial microflora. All of the nutrients in this amazing food are predigested and are easily utilized by the body. Use…

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This is a yummy, thick, and creamy drink to serve around the holidays or any time. This smoothie has a special prebiotic in it — potato starch. It’s a resistant starch that has huge benefits. You can leave it out if you don’t have it, but buy some later when you can. It will help…

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Hibiscus naturally lowers blood pressure. Hibiscus tea seems to act like an ACE inhibitor, similar to the blood pressure drug lisinopril. It was tested head-to-head with lisinopril in a small study and found to be about equally effective. (See hibiscus kombucha recipe for more info) Cherries naturally reduce inflammation through a compound called anthocyanins. Adding…

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No baking and you can make these in a flash! We love to make these when we watch football games. They take just minutes to throw together.

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If you want bubbly kombucha, then this recipe is one of the most bubbly kombuchas we’ve ever had. Pumpkin is a prebiotic so it feeds good bacteria, makes it grow and multiply, and makes for lots of bubbles!

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For a more fruity flavoring, use 4 ounces of juice. If you’re concerned about sugar content, use 2 ounces of juice. Make sure you use good bottles made for brewing.

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I love to top this with fresh coconut. Toasting the coconut is even tastier, but it’s not necessary but is delicious. I’m always in a hurry and hungry and can hardly wait to eat this yummy smoothie. If you don’t have coconut kefir, no worries. Use regular kefir and add some extra shredded coconut to…

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This refreshing drink, made with lemonade and iced tea, was made famous by the golfer, Arnold Palmer. We just switched the iced tea to fermented iced tea, added lemon juice, and oh my, my!! It’s cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. [happypot]

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Cherries they are powerful medicine and yet no one ever talks about how incredible they are for you. Cherries are rich in antioxidants and work to eliminate by-products of oxidative stress, which slows down the aging process. They also have the antioxidant melatonin, which helps regulate the body’s sleep patterns, making you more rested. All…

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Sometimes we make things too complicated when it comes to the holidays and tend to rely too heavily on familiar old, unhealthy foods from our past. This 4th you can make one or all of these delicious probiotic and patriotic smoothies for some healthy holiday fun!

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Strawberries and kombucha are a perfect match. The flavor of strawberries creates one of the best tasting kombucha’s. Add a splash of lemon and serve over ice for a refreshing treat.

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Green smoothies are such a great way to start your day. How else would you get 1-1/2 cups of spinach for breakfast? Make a smoothie!

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Researchers have found that raspberries contain a phytonutrient called rheosmin, or raspberry ketone. This can raise metabolism in our fat cells by increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production, thereby burning fat rather than storing it. Eat your raspberries!! You can add granola for an extra topping.

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This has only two ingredients and it can make kefir ice cream something really special! Kids love this. It takes only a few minutes to make and pour any extras into a glass container. The mixture does not need to be refrigerated for storage. It will be liquid at room temperature in the warm summer…

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You can change the fruit in this recipe to a different berry. I love substituting raspberries or blackberries in this recipe or mixing different berries together. This is a very versatile recipe and one of the best scone recipes I’ve tasted. It’s the one I make when I have company. Fresh strawberry scones for breakfast…

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You will love this recipe and find that these also freeze nicely and stay nice and soft when thawed. You’ll be surprised how easy these are to make. You don’t need a special pan, you can just form them into logs and they break apart easily. We use these for sandwiches and for picnic and…

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These get gobbled up at parties and they’re fast and easy to make. Kids love them and they get billions of probiotics in each bite. Cultured pickles have properties all their own. They can help with rehydration on a hot day and athletes use the juice to help they stay hydrate during strenuous sport activities.…

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Throw these on a salad or in your soup. I absolutely love this cracker-like crisp made of cheese. Make a bunch they’ll go fast! I love that you get so many probiotics in the veggies and cheese. It's billions of probiotics in one small cracker. They're a great snack or make them a meal!

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You can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, or any nut butter for a great kefir ice cream. I use stevia in place of sugar in the recipe. Nuts and legumes are prebiotics, which is food for your bacteria to make it grow and multiply. These are considered some of the most satiating foods. Studies have…

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This is one of the first recipes I made almost every day when I first started with kefir. I used regular cottage cheese and then later on I learned to make kefir cottage cheese, which makes this smoothie really creamy and rich.

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You got to admit it sure is pretty and it will please the inner world of bacteria and yeast that abide within us all. I love this stuff it has made me well and it gives me great joy to share it with you.

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This is the bread I make during the holidays. If you have leftovers it makes fabulous french toast. If it lasts that long! You will love the taste of chocolate and the tartness of the fruit. It’s fun to make and boy does the house smell great!

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This smoothie is made with Greek yogurt which is food for bacteria in your gut. It’s important to eat different types of cultured foods because they have different strains of bacteria in them which enhance the bacteria that live inside of you.

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These are every bit as delicious as graham crackers you buy at the store. You can buy sprouted flour at your health food store or make your own. Sprouted flour will last longer stored on your shelf than regular flours and is loaded with extra vitamins and minerals due to the process of fermentation. Make…

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I love this topping and I use it often. It gives everything a little probiotics and it makes my whipped cream stay fresh and last longer. A little goes a long way with this recipe. This will last in a sealed container in the fridge for several weeks.

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My daughter Maci asked if I would make her chocolate, peanut butter, probiotic, sugar-free birthday cupcakes . . . my goodness, that’s a lot of words. This is what I came up with.

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Mangoes and strawberries topped with Kefir Coconut Ice Cream. So, so good! Coconut milk makes wonderful ice cream and the fruity concoction in the bottom of the bowl makes for one of the best combos. I could eat this everyday and in the summertime I eat it often. Strawberries have more vitamin C than orange…

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I love, love chocolate. Sometimes I think it is the magnesium that chocolate contains that I crave and need. At least this is what I tell myself. This has just a little kefir mixed in the chocolate that makes the chocolate extra creamy. So I always say, if you’re gonna have sugar, have a cultured…

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Coconut milk is full of medium chain fatty acids, which supports the thyroid and gives you energy. It also provides important minerals needed to maintain blood volume, regulate heart health, and help with digestion. This recipe is a great way to enjoy kefir. Remember, you can make kefir in any kind of milk.

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This is one of the cakes I make a lot in the summer when there’s a lot of fresh zucchini available from my garden. Zucchini is also a wonderful source of potassium, a heart-friendly nutrient that helps moderate your blood pressure levels and counters the effects of too much sodium. In fact, a zucchini has…

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This is such a wonderful healthier replacement for regular root beer.This may seem like a lot of sugar but it is an extract and you only use a small amount which the yeast and bacteria will eat to convert to co2. Remember the sugar is for the microbes to eat and not for you. So…

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