Gut-Loving Beet Kefir Soup
Updated: Jan 22
Gut health is all the rage lately. It's on blogs and in magazines anywhere you look. And for good reason. Gut health is super important, and it's something you might want to look into. The importance of a healthy gut is no joke, and there are plenty of dietary choices you can make to benefit the health of your gut. Starting with this probiotic rich Beet Kefir Soup.
Now bear with me, cold soup isn't as weird as it sounds. There's borscht, vichyssoises, and then some. It's super refreshing on a hot day, and the perfect way to cool down
This soup is mighty garlicky and tangy. It's like eating a pickle-y soup, but trust me, it's delicious.
To save time, use pre-steamed beets instead of cooking them yourself. Both are delicious options.
Summertime Beet Kefir Soup
A cooling soup that is perfect for summer. Kefir gives this soup a creamy and tangy zip - better yet, it is lactose free and full of probiotic goodness!
Total time: 90 minutes - or less!
5 raw beetroot (500g or 1 lb), or 1lb precooked beets
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups plain kefir, 500ml
1 clove garlic, minced
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
½ english cucumber sliced
3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 220C/415F.
Wrap beets and olive oil in tin foil, place on a baking tray.
Roast for 1 hour or until soft. Let cool.
In a large bowl, combine kefir, garlic, lemon zest and juice.
Peel beets under cold water.
Grate 3 beets. Set aside.
Chop the remaining 2 beets into cubes.
Add grated beets to kefir mixture.
Serve with chopped beets, cucumbers and dill.