Here is a fun, new way to add probiotic rich, fermented foods to your diet. This simple recipe uses ripe berries, honey water and a culture starter. Probiotic Raw Raspberries can be used in many ways and will help transform your health. Side effects are a flatter tummy and glowing skin. At least that’s what happened for me.
Since I added probiotic rich foods to my diet about four years ago, I’ve experienced lasting energy, I feel lighter and the bloating I used to experience is less frequent. These foods have helped me get clearer, more glowing skin. I can’t imagine life without them. You can read more about my story here.
Slightly sweet, tart, bubbly raspberries. These yummy raspberries can be used many ways. Blend them into a sauce to put on weekend pancakes or add to sparkling water for a probiotic raspberry spritzer or add chia seeds to make a chia seed jam.
Fermented, probiotic foods cleanse the digestive tract and remove the gunk from your body. They also help your body absorb nutrients.
- Reduces bloating resulting in a flatter tummy.
- Increased energy.
- Clearer, glowing skin. I get compliments on my complexion all the time. I’m telling you, diet makes a big difference in your skin.
What to expect
You will need a veggie culture starter to ferment the berries. I use Body Ecology’s Vegetable Culture Starter for this. One packet will last for several batches and it has a long list of beneficial bacteria in it. These bacteria will flourish in the berries and honey making a food good for helping you maintain a healthy weight and heal digestive issues.
After 1-2 days the raspberries will begin to bubble and fizz. Put them in the fridge at this point because they are ready to use. Spoon them on top of oatmeal, add them to smoothies or make a sauce. They are delicious!
- 2 cups raspberries
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon culture starter
- Combine warm water and honey in a cup. Stir until honey is dissolved. Let it cool to room temperature.
- Add the culture starter to the honey water and stir until dissolved.
- Add the raspberries and the honey water mixture to a bowl.
- Gently mash up the raspberries to release some of the juice and to incorporate the honey water evenly.
- Add the raspberries to a glass jar and seal loosely with a lid or cover with cotton and secure with a rubber band.
- Set out on the counter in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight for 1-3 days.
- The berries are ready when air bubbles have formed and they are fizzy. They will taste slightly tart when ready. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Body Ecology Vegetable Culture Starter