Do you know the difference between PRE and PRO biotics? PRO-biotics are a live bacteria that you consume. It sets up camp in your gut and hopefully assimilates there to have a positive benefit. The problem is that everyone’s gut is super individual, more individual than finger prints even! So probiotics behave differently in different people. PRE-biotics are fibres that are in the food you eat that provide food for the bacteria that live in your gut. They are basically like fertiliser for your gut. Using PRE-biotic will nourish your natural bacteria and keeping it healthy. While the jury is out as to if and what probiotics are good for any one individual (they will behave differently in different people), feeding your natural bacteria and keeping them healthy with prebiotics for gut health like Kfibre is going to give you a great start towards improving your gut health.
Jasmine’s recipe for Potato and Leek soup with Kfibre is another delicious and easy way to nourish your gut bugs.
Jasmine’s Potato & Leek Soup
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Serves: 6
You will need:
1 leek (green part only if low FODMAP), washed and chopped 2 tbsp garlic EVOO 6 medium potato, roughly chopped 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 150ml cream of choice (low fat, full fat, or lactose free) Salt and pepper 2 tbsp K fibre (this is 1 teaspoon per serve)
- Heat oil in a large pot and sweat down the leeks in the EVOO on medium heat. Add potatoes and stock. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft.
- Take off the heat and blitz until smooth. Add the cream and Kfibre and give another quick blitz.
- Serve with your fav soup toppings, some buttery bread, or a cheese toastie!
Dairy free: Replace lactose free cream with coconut cream
Gluten free: serve with gluten free bread
Low FODMAP: No changes necessary