Remember when I told you all a little while ago that the phrase ’round-up’ always inspires a little rodeo image in my head?
I’ve been inspired by all the round-ups of various things floating around the internet (gluten free recipes, holiday recipes; you name it, it has been rounded up). But I wanted to bring you something a little different. Something that all of us, despite whichever food philosophy we follow, can use and really benefit from.
So I’ve put together, just for you guys & gals, the most amazing rodeo ROUND-UP of probiotic-filled goodness from some of my favourite bloggers.
Filled to the brim with beneficial bacteria for your optimal digestion. Delicious, tasty, drool-worthy recipes that will make you want to get pickling NOW.
We’ll start with some How-To’s, for the novice picklers and fermenters amongst us…
Kombucha (my favourite ferment; indulging in a cold glass as I type this post!)
Brewin’ the ‘Booch – a great guide over at Faulk Farmstead
A video tutorial over at Real Food Whole Health
Coffee Kombucha from Common Sense Homesteading – I can’t WAIT to give this a try!
See below for recipes using your Kombucha – it ain’t just for drinking!
Easy tutorial over at All Things Health, using a couple of jars and an esky ( or a cooler or chillybin, depending on where you’re from!)
Raw milk yoghurt (plus a video) from Holistic Squid, cultured on the counter simply in jars
A really thorough explanation on Divine Health, using Pickl-It jars
Greek Yoghurt and Whey at LittleOwlCrunchyMomma – whey is essential for other recipes below
And if you want something more exciting than just eating your yoghurt….
Try this Nourishing Fruit Smoothie from All Things Healthy
Easy homemade sour cream from Divine Health, never buy it again!
Now, what do you DO with all that stuff, apart from eat or drink it plain? And WHAT ELSE can you culture?
Look no further….
What to do with all that Milk Kefir?
Make this Probiotic Berry Smoothie, from Rethink Simple
Or try this Kefir Smoothie on Divine Health – and scroll down the page for another kefir treat!
Kefir Fruit Leather from Divine Health
Or even Kefir Ice Cream from Green Boot Living
And if you want even MORE probiotics than just kefir alone, this Probiotic Smoothie from Divine Health really packs a punch!
And what about the water kefir? What do I do with that stuff?
Try these Strawberry/Mango/Mint Popsicles from Real Food Outlaws
Or these Fruit Pops, also at Real Food Outlaws
Maybe you fancy a Cherry Coconut Water Kefir Smoothie, thanks to A Harmony Healing
Or a nice glass of Kefired Lemonade, from Intentionally Domestic
What if I want my Kombucha to be more exciting?
Check out these Holiday Kombucha Flavours over at Common Sense Homesteading
Or this Strawberry Kombucha from Hollywood Homestead
Or… drumroll….. Booch-ello (yes, Kombucha Jello!), thanks to Divine Health
I want to ferment MORE, this is fun! What’s next?
Oh, I’m so glad you asked! Let’s look at fermenting FOOD now – veggies, condiments, almost everything under the sun.
Lactofermented Garlic over at Delicious Obsessions
And another Lactofermented Garlic thanks to Learning and Yearning, plus bonus recipes to use it
Indian Spiced Cauliflower from Delicious Obsessions
Cauliflower Green Bean Pickles over at Divine Health
Garlic and Dill Carrots by Delicious Obsessions
Fermented Carrots by Hollywood Homestead
Ginger Carrots over at Girl Meets Nourishment
Crunchy Pickle Slices also by Girl Meets Nourishment
Lactofermented Veggies, and lots of them, from How We Flourish
Surely Sauerkraut will make an appearance at some point….
Oh, yes! Several, in fact!
Sauerkraut by Hollywood Homestead
Another Sauerkraut by Girl Meets Nourishment
Purple Cabbage and Orange Kraut thanks to A Harmony Healing
Lemon, Kale & Savoy Cabbage, also by A Harmony Healing
Cran-Apple Kraut from Food and Hearth
Rainbow Kraut by LittleOwlCrunchyMomma
Aaahhhh, the possibilities! Surely, there isn’t more?!But there always is… Check out these probiotic-pumped condiments!
Apple and Goji Berry Compote, from A Harmony Healing
Fermented Orange Rind & Juice, by Hybrid Rasta Mama
Ketchup over at Girl Meets Nourishment
Mayo (with a video) by Girl Meets Nourishment
Cranberry & Pear Chutney from Divine Health
Horseradish over at Divine Health
And another Horseradish from Learning and Yearning
And even a Creamy Carrot & Ginger Salad Dressing by Untrained Housewife
And don’t forget to finish off with a nice soda!
Apple Ginger Soda at Holistic Squid
Root Beer by Holistic Squid
Pomegranate Apple Soda thanks to Naturally Mindful
Beet Kvass by Divine Health (okay, not really a soda…)
Lemonade over at Learning and Yearning
Aaaaand my own contribution:
Lactofermented Tomato Sauce, by me!
Done! The rodeo is over. 😉
I hope you all enjoyed the ride! Don’t forget to check out all the recipes, try them, tell us how much you love them, etc etc. And share this round up with all your friends, because everyone needs a bit of extra beneficial bacteria and these are all amazing ways to get it in your belly!
HUGE thanks to my lovely blogging friends who provided recipes for this post. You’re all super duper awesome.