Fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut, kimchee or pickles, are loaded with good-for-you bacteria and should definitely be included in one’s diet for a number of reasons. As the vegetables ferment, they become probiotic and retain their nutrients. In lactofermentation, lactic acid is created as the bacteria feeds on the vegetables’ starches and sugars. Fermented vegetables aid in digestion by balancing stomach acid and gut bacteria. More specifically, they help the body produce acetylcholine, an organic chemical, which supports the transmission of nerve impulses. The good bacteria in fermented vegetables can kill some of the bad, and unlike typical carbohydrates, fermented vegetables are easy on the pancreas as they have already been “pre-digested” or broken-down. In this way, fermented veggies help one stay regular and are especially beneficial for diabetics or those intolerant to sugar. When the gut flora is healthy, the body is healthy and can absorb vitamins and nutrients more easily. So, the question is: How can I incorporate fermented vegetables into my diet? Try adding them to salad, kelp noodles, stir-fry or spiced-meat for more punch and flavor. We love tuna salad with dill and sauerkraut, so make sure to check out that recipe on our website.
10 Healthiest Fermented Foods & Vegetables
The recipes makes about 10 mini truffles. These truffles can be both used as an antioxidant-rich dessert or an energizing and metabolism-boosting snack.
Ingredients: ◾½ cup of creamy raw almond butter ◾2-3 tsp of matcha green tea powder ◾4-5 tsp raw honey ◾6 tablespoons almond meal
Procedure: 1.With a spatula, mix ½ cup of creamy raw almond butter, 2-3 tsp of matcha green tea powder and 4-5 tsp raw honey. 2.Mix in 6 tablespoons almond meal. 3.Form into mini balls, refrigerate and serve.
Ingredients (make about 6-8 muffins) :
- 1 peach mashed
- pinch of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
- 3 medium organic eggs beaten (Organic eggs are smaller than non-organic eggs.)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- cinnamon to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
- Grease a cupcake pan.
- Pour the mixture in the cupcake pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
- Let the muffins and pan cool.
- Then remove the muffins and place them on a plate in the fridge (As they chill, they get stickier and sweeter and hole better).
- 12 oz broccoli florets
- 1/8 cup sesame oil
- 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp roasted red pepper flakes
- 2 cups green onion chopped
- 5 tablespoons ginger minced
- 8 tablespoons garlic minced
1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2) In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and make sure the florets are coated with the mixture.
3) Roast for about 15 minutes (broccoli should be soft and golden).
4) Place in serving bowl, serve and enjoy!