A vegan diet is perfect for feeding your microbiome. It is naturally high in fiber and full of vegetables. However, it’s also important to include some probiotics. To inspire you, here are 22 probiotic vegan foods.
Naturally, all fermented vegetables are vegan! If you’re new to fermentation, then making fermented vegetables is a perfect place to start. It’s so easy and delicious!
Here are a few recipes to get you started:
Relish, chutney, and other flavourful condiments really add zip to a vegan diet. Try making:
Probiotic vegan yogurt
There are so many different types of vegan yogurt alternatives. The trick is to get a good starter culture that can be reused over and over again. If you’re interested in making vegan yogurt here are a few options to get you started:
Cultured Vegan Cheese
Cashews are ideal for homemade vegan cheese. Soaked and ground, they can be thick and creamy. Adding a boost of culture not only improves the flavor but also makes them probiotic!
Here are a few delicious options:
Koji rice or barley have been fermented with koji kin. They are used for making all sorts of delicious Japanese ferments, and a perfect for bringing umami to veganism.
Here are a few different koji ferments:
- Amazake – a dairy free milk alternative made from fermented rice
- Natto – fermented soybeans
- Tofu misozuke – miso fermented tofu
Tempeh is the ultimate fermented vegan protein. And homemade tempeh is seriously amazing. It is so much softer and more flavourful than commercially produced tempeh. Here are a few different types of tempeh to inspire your fermentation:
Do you have any favorite VEGAN-FRIENDLY ferments? I’d love to try them! Share your recipes and ideas in the comments section.