Happy Friday one and all! I was contacted by the lovely people at Palm PR again with a recipe challenge. The ingredient they wanted me to use was a new combination by Bio-tiful containing kefir and quark.
“Kefir-Quark, the is the world’s first combination of bio-live Kefir and high-protein Quark. Bio-tiful Kefir-Quark combines two of the best and most nutritious dairy products, resulting in an abundant list of health benefits and a thick, creamy texture and clean taste.”
I was immediately interested with the mention of Kefir as I have heard about it’s usefulness for gut health. With having IBD, this could be very beneficial for people like me. I have seen the odd ‘Kefir cures IBD’ posts touted around which is obviously a load of rubbish – there is no cure for IBD at the moment. I did a little research on one of my favourite, trusted blogs – A Balanced Belly -. and found that Kefir is a form of probiotic and although scientists are still working to find out their effect on IBD patients, probiotics are generally good for gut health and so won’t hurt. To see Jenna’s post which is more much scientific and informative than my description above, click here.
I have two great recipes to share with you using the Kefir-Quark which you can find in most supermarkets.
Bio-tiful Kefir-Quark Crustless Cheesecake
I got some Kefir-Quark to try and decided to make the mousse recipe. It was super simple to make with things I already had at home. A quick tip – I have a bag of frozen berries in the freezer and used these for this. Love these frozen bags of fruit! Aldi has all different ones with single fruits or different mixtures in. No going off really quickly and they are always to hand for times such as this. They are also great for making smoothies.
My mousse turned out a little ore runny but I think that is because I used too much fruit to be honest. However, the flavour was lovely and very natural yogurt like, which mixed with the flavour of the fresh berries was delicious. Definitely something I could eat every day as a probiotic. Once I have tried the cheesecake recipe I will fill you in over on my social media pages so make sure you are following those!
Thanks for having a read. If you try either of the recipes let me know in the comments below. Are probiotics something you use? After reading Jenna’s post I have discovered that the yogurt based ones I have been using are pretty useless so I am thinking of changing to something else. Have a fantastic weekend everyone
I’m not sure what medication you are on. But my rheumatologist told me if anyone is on biological injections you must avoid any live cultured foods including biotics yoghurt ☹ which I love. I just wanted to share this as hardly anyone knows this. Which should be put on medication. I hope you done mind xx
I got given some Kefir at a food event a while back and I must admit my first thought was “what do I do with it?”. I’ll have to try one of these now I know it is actually a fully edible product.
Let me know how you get on with it! X