What's better than guacamole? Probiotic guacamole!
Most of us already know that guacamole is incredibly good for us. I made it the standard way for years before clicking how I could boost it's benefits even further.
We made this up after school one day and it reminded me that not only is this dip simple, seasonal and delicious... but that the addition of sauerkraut juice transforms it into a serious health food. The fermentation process of making sauerkraut leaves behind some brine/juice which has a slightly sour taste. I often add it to our tomato sauce and salad dressings so that we can ingest regular doses of gut friendly bacteria to help support our immunity, and now I also add it to our dips.
This recipe is rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients, and ferments are linked to treating digestive issues, supporting immunity and beyond. We used sauerkraut and it's juice as part of our allergy/eczema healing protocol and the benefits we saw ensures it will always remain a part of our diet. Which is funny because originally when I was contemplating a life where I had to eat fermented cabbage to try and resolve my daughter's allergies, it was the one thing that stopped me commencing gut healing for a few weeks!
Anyway, without further ado - here you go
INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
2 large ripe Hass avocados, gently mashed
1 small white onion (or half a regular onion), chopped
1 juicy tomato, chopped
1T coriander, chopped (optional)
1T lime or lemon juice
2T sauerkraut juice
Pinch himalayan or celtic salt
Chop ingredients, and mix together (or get the kids to do it!)
Serve with veggie sticks or good quality non-GMO corn chips.
Extension: I often add diced leftover organic chicken and roast kumara/carrot/parsnip to take it from a snack into a light meal... try it out!
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