There’s an assortment of benefits to probiotics, and they seem to be a hot topic nowadays. There are so many delicious probiotic ingredients and foods; it’s almost too easy to consume it the natural way. It can help with digestion, weight loss, immune systems and urinary health (among many other things). We asked our favorite nutritionist – Mikaela Reuben – for ways to pack our diets with more probiotics. She gave us six foods that would do just that…
Yogurt: Try yogurt with berries and granola, smoothies, tzatziki, labneh, yogurt sorbet, roasted vegetables with herb yogurt, chia pudding, beluga lentils with pomegranate topped with yogurt, chopped mint and spiced hazelnuts, yogurt chickpea hummus, or yogurt-beetroot-horseradish dip.
Kimchi: Kimchi with crispy brown rice and Asian vegetables, kelp noodle salad with kimchi, ceviche with kimchi, or kimchi vegetable soup.
Miso: Miso salad dressing, miso soup with crispy seaweed and tofu, miso-caesar dressing, raw mushroom carpaccio in miso dressing, tuna tartare with miso, or roasted vegetables with miso.
Sauerkraut: Sauerkraut with grated apple and beets, panini with sauerkraut and roasted vegetables, spinach, arugula, and avocado topped with sauerkraut.
Tempeh: Crispy tempeh croutons with kale Caesar salad, raw spring rolls with tempeh, tempeh kebabs, scrambled tempeh, or tempeh burgers.
Kefir: Ice cream made with kefir, salad dressings, “cheese”, dip with vegetables, or smoothies.