Monday, I was talking about gut health and how important it is to our overall health, and it works by maintaining a good barrier and maintaining healthy gut microbes. If you missed that post, you can find it here: Improve your gut health
The main ways to improve both of these naturally is by eating nutrient-dense whole foods. Foods filled with nutrition, probiotics, and fiber. And eliminating common gut irritants like added sugar, processed foods, and alcohol. In keeping with that theme, and those thoughts, I thought you might like a new recipe for probiotic rich fermented carrots.
Probiotic Rich Fermented Carrots
A delicious and easy way to get more probiotics into your diet.
Make a brine by dissolving the salt in water.
Place sliced carrots into a clean, wide mouth canning jar, packing them in tightly. Make sure to leave about 1 inch of head space at the top of the jar.
Fill the jar with brine, making sure to cover the carrots completely. Weigh the carrots down to make sure that they don't float. (I use fermenting weights.)
Close the jar and let it sit at room temperature for 1-4 days. The longer it sits, the more the flavor will develop. Feel free to open the jar and taste, to see what day you like the flavor of best.
These are the Fermenting weights that I use: 5 pack fermentation weight
If you would like a jump start to a healthier gut, my 7 Days to a Healthier Gut is a great way to start. You can read about it here, just click on the picture below: