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.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Servings 12 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Quart Warm Water
  • 4 Teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Large Carrots Sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic Optional

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

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: