Most everyone knows about probiotics at this point. Today I have 10 probiotic recipes to start the New Year.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve written about probiotics on A Gutsy Girl.
You might be a phase of healing where you don’t want a lot of extra probiotic and prebiotic foods in your diet. If that’s the case, it’s okay. You do you. Bookmark this page and come back to it when you’re ready.
But the majority of people do benefit from these foods. Because probiotics are “good” bacteria that contribute to overall better digestion, healthy skin, happier moods, and a stronger immune system, it’s critical to keep talking about them.
10 Probiotic Recipes to Start the New Year
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When you grab this recipe, you’re going to learn all about how and why yogurt is probiotic. You’ll also get the Coconut Yogurt recipe found in The Leaky Gut Meal Plan.
Naturally Fermented Dill Pickles
A simple recipe to gain the most out of your pickling experience. The probiotic in this recipe are the pickles themselves (began as a cucumber), once fermented.
Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Miso Mash
This recipe is an awesome blend of sweet and salty. It was inspired by a restaurant in Napa, California. The probiotic in the recipe is fermented miso.
Kimchi itself is the probiotic. The fermentation process of several (spicier) ingredients make it a probiotic. If you’re wanting to ease into adding more probiotics into your diet, try just consuming a tablespoon or two of the probiotic food juices to begin with.
For example, the juice of kimchi, sauerkraut and fermented vegetables. The juice has benefits all on its own.
Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese
No, on its own, Mac ‘n Cheese is not probiotic. But because I’m constantly trying to get creative with my kids’ meals (and my own), I added a probiotic to this recipe. By adding in the probiotic, I was able to boost beneficial gut bacteria for them without changing the flavor at all. The probiotic in this recipe is an actual high-quality probiotic.
Sauerkraut Mushroom Soup
I would swap out the vegetable oil for a different, higher-quality oil. Consider using avocado oil or olive oil. The probiotic in the recipe is sauerkraut. If you’re interested in making your own sauerkraut, it’s super easy. There is a recipe for 3-Ingredient Sauerkraut on page 59 of The Leaky Gut Meal Plan.
Vegan Gluten Free Miso Soup
Holy Hannah! I made this recipe so long ago (8 years at this point), but still remember how good it was. The probiotic in the recipe is fermented miso.
Booch, bucha, the booch….you get the picture. Kombucha is popular and everywhere; always associated with probiotics and a way for getting in more good bacteria. This recipe takes you step-by-step on how to make your own.
If you don’t want to make your own, then I also have A Gutsy Girl’s Master Guide to Kombucha. The probiotic in this recipe is, obviously, kombucha.
I have fermented my own vegetables many times over the years. I have two methods to help you, if you want to add fermented vegetables to your own diet. You can ferment vegetables using a special fermentation jar and/or you can simply ferment your own veggies. Either way, once again, the fermentation process is the probiotic source.
I’m showing you one of my favorite recipes and simple ways to ferment veggies in my 30-day Gut Reset Course HERE. (Use code SKHSAVE20 at checkout to save 20%.)
Herbed Crème Fraîche
This recipe looks incredible. Instead of buying the crème fraîche, I would opt to make my own crème fraîche. That recipe uses just two ingredients: heavy cream and cultured buttermilk. Both the buttermilk and the final crème fraîche products are probiotic. If you’re going to make this recipe, be sure you’re using a high-quality heavy cream and cultured buttermilk.
How to Get a Probiotic Boost (no matter what)
Making these recipes will take a little time. That’s the nature of eating high-quality probiotic foods. What makes them high quality and probiotic by nature is (usually) the process they undergo.
By contrast, the prebiotic foods are various ingredients you can simply incorporate into your diet.
Prebiotic foods include foods like: tomatoes, artichokes, onions, garlic, etc.
However, here are my top two ways for ease with getting those probiotic boosts daily no matter what (through food vs. swallowing a pill):
Buy it at the store.
Grocery stores, even standard ones now, carry things like kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, and more.
Find a high-quality brand and product, grab and go. Eat or drink by the spoonful (gulp) and go.
Grab the Just Thrive Probiotic.
Grab a bottle of the Just Thrive Probiotic HERE. Open up a capsule, and sprinkle over anything and everything desired. Put it in nice cream, mix it with that Mac n’ Cheese, or even bake it into your favorite cookie recipes. YES! It’s that simple, but no, no you can not replicate this method with any old probiotic. To understand why, click HERE and see Myth number 4. By the way, be sure to enter in code AGUTSYGIRL at checkout for the Just Thrive Probiotic. You’ll save 15%.
Why Just Thrive Probiotic?
So why do I mention to simply “grab the Just Thrive Probiotic” and go? Because it’s a simple way to get a (or more) high-quality probiotics into your everyday meals.
Take any meal, open the capsule, and sprinkle over your food. Here are the reasons why:
- The Just Thrive Probiotics are heat and cold stable. They can be baked up to 455 degrees, sprinkled into any recipe, etc.
- With this probiotic you can be certain you’re getting the probiotic benefits because the product doesn’t even come alive until it hits your intestines.
- The formulation is as high-quality as that meal your consuming: all-natural, non GMO, and made WITHOUT soy, dairy, sugar, salt, corn, tree nuts or gluten. It’s also Paleo, Vegan, and Keto friendly.
- When you sprinkle it over your meal, the meal flavor itself will not change. It’s odor and tasteless.
- Avoiding histamines like the plague? It’s okay. This is a great probiotic option for people with histamine intolerance because the spores do not produce histamine, unlike many lactobacillus species.
- Finally, if opening up a capsule and sprinkling it over a meal is too difficult, then I am out of ways to help you boost the probiotics in your life. 🙂
Honestly, if you need more reasons why, check out All About Just Thrive Probiotic HERE.
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