Good-for-Your-Gut Dips

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Good for your gut dips

We love a good dip. What better way to dress up vegetables than to dunk them in something super-tasty? No wonder it just isn’t a party without dip.

Now we’ve taken it one step further. These bright, flavorful dips have a secret: They’re also good for your gut. As part of our series, #AMinuteForMe, we created these dips using our partner youtheory’s versatile Spore Probiotic Powder. It’s flavorless and can withstand heat, so it’s simple to add to all kinds of dishes.

Whether you’re whipping up these dips to offer party guests or just making yourself a festive snack, add the gift of boosted gut health by simply tossing in a scoop of probiotic power.

Avocado and Sunflower Crema

  • Serves: Yields 1 cup
  • Prep Time:
Avocado and Sunflower Crema

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked in cool water for at least 1 hour or overnight
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves, picked
  • 1 scoop youtheory® Spore Probiotic Powder
  • Sea salt flakes, for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Place sunflower seeds in a bowl; cover with cool, filtered water. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight. Drain.
  2. In a food processor, combine sunflower seeds, lime juice, salt and water. Puree until sunflower seeds have turned into a loose paste, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed. Add avocado and cilantro; puree until smooth. Add probiotic powder; blend until mixed well. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with sea salt flakes and serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to three days.

Beet and White Bean Hummus

  • Serves: Yields 1 cup
  • Prep Time:
Beet and White Bean Hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 medium pre-cooked beets
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 15-oz. can white beans, drained, 2 tbsp. liquid reserved
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 scoop youtheory® Spore Probiotic Powder
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds, if desired, or cover and refrigerate for up to three days.

Roasted Squash Dip

  • Serves: Yields 1 cup
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
Roasted Squash Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butternut squash cubes
  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
  • 1 bunch sage
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 scoop youtheory® Spore Probiotic Powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Paprika and olive oil, for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Spread squash, garlic and sage on baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until squash and garlic are soft. Let cool completely.
  2. When cool enough to handle, squeeze garlic cloves from skins. Transfer garlic, sage and squash to a food processor. Add remoianing 2 tbsp. olive oil, tahini, probiotic powder, salt, and pepper; blend. With machine running, slowly drizzle in water. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with additional olive oil and paprika, if desired, and serve. Or, don’t garnish, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Garnish just before serving.

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