Day 18 - Yes, Sauerkraut in your Breakfast Smoothie!

Photography by Charity Burggraaf

Photography by Charity Burggraaf

Sauerkraut really is the perfect addition to almost any smoothie you’re making. An easy way to incorporate that forkful, Classic Kraut is the bright, tangy addition to boost your smoothie’s nutrition and flavor at the same time.
Picky eaters in the house? We’ve heard this is one of the easiest ways to incorporate Firefly ferments into a daily diet when someone is not a fan of sauerkraut. The blender will smooth out any texture aversions, and the flavor is easy to mask with the other smoothie ingredients. Give it a try!

Here’s another delicious recipe from Fresh & Fermented:

Banana Coconut Smoothie


Peanut butter, coconut, and bananas. Need we say more? This smoothie is kid-and picky-eater approved. Protein-rich and loaded with potassium, good fats, fiber, and antioxidants, it’s a great way to sneak some fermented foods into your morning meal or afternoon snack. Enjoy it pre- or post-workout to give your body a nourishing boost. Adding a bit of chocolate syrup—or for adults, even a shot of Baileys!—makes the smoothie even more of a treat.

Makes 2 to 3 servings
1 large banana
2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened dried coconut
2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 cup Classic Kraut
1 cup milk (dairy, rice, almond, coconut, or other)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 to 2 teaspoons honey

Put the banana, coconut, peanut butter, kraut, and milk in a blender. If you’re using them, add the coconut oil, hemp seeds, and honey. Purée until smooth. Drink right away.

*(c)2014 By Julie O’Brien and Richard Climenhage. All rights reserved. Excerpted from Fresh & Fermented: 85 Delicious Ways to Make Fermented Carrots, Kraut, and Kimchi Part of Every Meal by permission of Sasquatch Books.
Photography by Charity Burggraaf

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