Want to improve your gut health but don’t want to pay a lot of money for a good quality probiotic pill? Well friend, it’s time to up your intake of fermented foods. Komboucha, Keffir, Kimchi, and Sauerkraut are the main ones, in my opinion, sauerkraut is the easiest to make, least expensive and yummiest!
Improving your gut health can improve digestion as well as improve your immunity, and who doesn’t need a little boost at this time of year (hello daycare and school moms). My entire family just got the cold and I’m happy to say that my bout lasted for about 24 hours – when usually I would have been sniffly/coughing for at least a week!
I made my very first how-to video (hello amateur video :p ) , so you can check it out, OR find another more professional how-to video out there…either way, get making! And Eating! Your gut will thank you!
Oh, and the best thing? There are only 2 ingredients: cabbage and salt. You can also add any flavours if you like (chives, garlic, ginger, hot peppers, etc), but I suggest starting with the basic recipe, then experimenting with other flavours in later batches.
P.S. I used a Chinese Cabbage because that’s all they had at the store, and I wouldn’t use it again because the Kraut was a little soft. If you use a regular cabbage, it will be nice and crunchy!
I am such a sucker for needing some routine in my life to feel normal, productive and happy. As some of you parents know out there, it’s sometimes really hard to have any normalcy in your life with children, especially babies. So with a 3 year old and 7 month old, I have finally hit a comfortable stride and have… Read more →
I like making as few decisions as possible, especially when it comes to little things like choosing what to eat for breakfast. I now have 2 go-to breakfasts that are quick, easy and nutritious. When I’m in a salty mood (which is very rare), I make scrambled eggs with salsa, but when I am in a sweet mood (aka always),… Read more →
I have never bought a papaya (in Canada) before. I’ve always wanted to, but never have for some reason. I guess there are lots of other fruits that I love and go to before papayas. In Latin American countries, they are plentiful, so I tend to eat them more when travelling. Papaya’s have a lot of juicy goodness, and are an excellent aid… Read more →
This smoothie was a great alternative to eating raw chopped veggies. It had 3 carrots, 2 garden cucumbers and a bunch of greens hidden in the sweetness. As always, it was super easy to make and I used up all my fruits that were about to expire. Ingredients: Carrots – 3 chopped Cucumbers – 2 chopped Mixed greens… Read more →
Yup, you heard that right folks – Ice Cream for breakfast, without having to feel guilty about it! Not to mention it is sugar-free, dairy-free and very inexpensive to make!
This recipe is super easy, only takes a couple of minutes, and only requires 3 ingredients! In this batch I’ve used frozen bananas, cocoa powder and coconut cream.
Watch this short video to see how I made it:
Chocolate Banana Coconut Ice Cream
2 frozen bananas (peel freeze them when they are ripe with brown spots on them)
1 cup coconut cream (from a can – refrigerate can and scoop out cream from top)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Add bananas, coconut cream and cocoa powder to the blender, blend until smooth (it is pretty thick so you may need to help it along with a utensil). Pour mixture into a glass tupperware and freeze for a few hours or overnight.
Scoop and enjoy!
Isla is just learning to use a spoon, so this was pretty messy, but this great bowl by boon made it much easier, it has a suction on the bottom so she can’t lift it up and pour it all over their head!