A little chocolate deviation

As green boot girls, we are trying to improve our lives by staying away from unnatural food products.  But, I'm 9 months pregnant, and last night I wanted a milkshake.  I was combing through Publix last night trying to convince myself as I bought organic apples, organic bananas, avocados, coconut oil (etc) that I should not drink a milkshake, but I could not shake the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:55+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Probiotics|1 Comment

Homemade Crème Fraiche (or French Sour Cream)

This recipe is easy and delicious.  We use a lot of sour cream for dipping and sauces in our home.  This recipe makes about a quart and will last a few weeks.  Here goes. 2 pints cream (or buttermilk) 2-4 tablespoons yogurt Pour 2 pints grassfed/raw/ organic cream (or buttermilk) into a quart jar and add 4 Tablespoons grassfed/organic yogurt.  Mix gently.  Place in a [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:55+00:00 February 23rd, 2012|Probiotics, Recipes|1 Comment

Benefits of Lacto-fermented Foods

I always read at night before I go to bed.  Tonight I was skimming through Nourishing Traditions and the fermented vegetables and fruits section caught my eye.  We are eating more and more lacto-fermented foods everyday.  It is interesting...the more lacto-fermented foods I eat the more my body craves them.  I guess we can have healthy cravings too.  Some great examples of lacto-fermented foods are [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:56+00:00 February 11th, 2012|Beauty Products, Nutrition, Probiotics|0 Comments

How to make Sauerkraut

I have been making homemade sauerkraut.  How do you make Sauerkraut?  It is easy and delicious!  I picked up a head of organic local cabbage from a Farmer's Market on Saturday.  I just had to make some homemade Sauerkraut.  This recipe comes from Nourishing Traditions. 1 medium cabbage, cored and shredded 1 Tablespoon sea salt 2 Tablespoons fresh whey (optional) ~In a bowl mix cabbage, [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:56+00:00 February 8th, 2012|Nutrition, Probiotics, Recipes|0 Comments

Homemade Buttermilk

We made raw butter a few days ago.  One result of raw butter is leftover raw buttermilk.  The raw cream separates into butter and buttermilk.  The buttermilk is the liquid that is left at the bottom of the bowl.  This is a great extra benefit of making raw butter.  The buttermilk tastes a little sweet and salty at the same time.  It is a great [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:57+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Beverages, Nutrition, Probiotics|0 Comments

Benefits of Whey.

What is whey?  I am not talking about the commercial protein drinks for working out and building muscle.  My husband drinks whey protein shakes right now- eck!  The whey I am referring to is a by-product of a natural process called fermentation.  The by-product of cheese making or the liquid part of yogurt (clear liquid ).  This happens when you make butter, cheese, kefir, yogurt, [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:57+00:00 February 5th, 2012|Beverages, Beyond Organic, Nutrition, Probiotics|3 Comments

Top 10 Probiotic Foods

What are the top 10 probiotic foods?  I am going to list a few of our family favorites.  We love probiotic foods. We include probiotic foods in our diet daily.  It is so important for immune support and digestive health especially in growing children. 1. Raw Kefir- A probiotic fermented milk drink made by kefir grains.  This beverage has helped many heal from severe digestive and [...]