Homemade Probiotic Onions

 

If you have been following me for awhile you know that I love adding probiotic foods to our meals as often as I can. This is one of my favorite recipes because it is so easy to make and can be added to just about anything. Fermented foods have numerous benefits for overall health and wellness, which you can read about here. Homemade Probiotic Onions are a great and simple way to get beneficial bacterias into your diet on a regular basis. Here is my recipe for homemade probiotic onions.

Homemade Probiotic Onions

How to Make:

Place the sliced onions in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and massage the salt into the onions. Place into a jar and add water until you get to the top of the jar and use the fermentation weight to keep the onions submerged under the water to keep from molding. Cover the jar with a paper towel and secure with a rubber band. Leave for 7 days to culture and build up that beneficial bacteria that is so good for us! You will see lots of bubbles in the jar letting you know it’s working! After the 7 days you an remove the paper towel and the weight, place a lid on the jar and keep in your refrigerator for up to 6 months, if it lasts that long! I love to add this to sandwiches or burgers or even in a salad. They are so yummy and delicious and just one tablespoon is the equivalent to an entire bottle of probiotics!

DIY Natural Flu Shot : Fermented Fire Cider Recipe

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I’m sure you have figured out by now that when it comes to health and well-being I am all about preventative, natural measures. Hippocrates once said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I am a firm believer in this because I can notice a huge difference in me and my families health when we are not eating the way we should be. This post will share with you one of my favorite preventative ways to boost the immune system, my DIY natural flu shot if you will! Fermented Fire Cider is a fermented concoction full of immune boosting foods and natural probiotics to give us a boost when we are feeling under the weather or to be used as a preventative measure. I am excited to share with you my fermented fire cider recipe!

This homemade master tonic is revered by for its ability to help prevent cold and flu symptoms and/or shorten their duration if they occur, and for good reason. It’s an apple cider vinegar infusion that contains powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, and spicy circulatory movers that make it easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help give a boost to the immune system and stimulate digestion.

Fermented Fire Cider Recipe

  • Chopped Jalapeno Pepper
  • Chopped Serrano Pepper
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped White Onion
  • Chopped Ginger
  • Chopped Turmeric
  • Chopped Horseradish
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Raw Honey
  • Zest and juice from lemon

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Place all ingredients in a mason jar and cover with a paper towel, cheese cloth or coffee filter and rubber band. Let it ferment for 3 days. There are so many benefits of fermentation and allowing the jar to sit open will create a perfect environment for cultures to do their thing. after the fermentation process of a couple days you can seal the jar with a lid and let it sit for 6 weeks, shaking and burping the jar every couple of days.

When ready you can strain the juice and save to take wellness shots when needed, and you can also use the veggies for salsa or added to salads or dishes. For kids you can mix a small amount with fresh orange juice or lemonade. You can also use the liquid for salad dressings or condiments.  Because the concoction takes about a month to mature, I recommend starting a batch now so you’ll be ready for the Fall.

 

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Important Benefits of Probiotics & Giveaway

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***I did not receive any financial compensation for this post and received products for review/giveaway purposes only. The opinions expressed in the post are based on my own personal experience.

 

What are Probiotics

Probiotics are beneficial forms of gut bacteria that stimulate the natural digestive juices and enzymes that keep our digestive organs functioning properly. This healthy bacteria is essential for keeping the gut flora in our stomach and intestines balanced and has many other numerous benefits. Factors such as processed foods and antibiotics can kill off this beneficial bacteria and cause health problems. An imbalance of this healthy bacteria lowers the immune system and makes us much more susceptible to illness. There are many important benefits of probiotics that many people many be unaware of. This post will share with you the health benefits of this healthy bacteria and why it should be included in our daily regimen.

Important Benefits of Probiotics

Probiotics are necessary in order for the body to function optimally. Here are some of the benefits of probiotics:

  • Maintains healthy cholesterol levels
  • Supports Digestive Health
  • Promotes Vitamin & Mineral Absorption
  • Supports Healthy Skin
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Helps to Eliminate Toxins, Waste and Harmful Bacteria

There has even been recent studies showing how our gut flora has a strong correlation with mental health! If you are not currently taking probiotics here are 7 signs that you should be taking them.

How to Include Probiotics in Your Regimen

You can get probiotics from fermented foods which are easy to make and cost effective. I am obsessed with fermenting foods and drinks and add natural probiotics to anything. You can checkout all my homemade fermented foods recipes here.

You can also take a probiotic supplement. I love this brand by Dr. Mercola and am giving away a free bottle to one lucky winner in the US or Canada! It contains 10 strains of bacteria to support a healthy GI tract!

Giveaway

The winner will be announced on Thursday August 6th! Good Luck!

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