Live kefir quark cottage cheese

Live Culture Kefir Quark

Live Kefir

I found this new live culture kefir quark in Waitrose yesterday.  Johanna Budwig promoted live fermented foods for the Budwig Diet.  Kefir is milk fermented with a special broad spectrum culture.  The bugs in this culture  are good bacteria which promote a healthier gut biome so are believed to benefit the digestion, immune system and the health of the whole body.

Live kefir quark cottage cheese
Live kefir quark cottage cheese

High protein, low fat

This has a lovely fresh flavour, a super texture, very low fat (virtually fat-free) and 12% protein which makes it ideal for the Budwig Diet. The downside is it is only in little tubs with a plastic spoon and is quite pricey but if you want a live cultured quark and don’t want to make it yourself this is a good option.  Hopefully in the future it will become available in larger tubs.

Live kefir quark cottage cheese
Live kefir quark cottage cheese

FOCC muesli

The Budwig diet is often called the Flax Oil Cottage Cheese FOCC diet because the cornerstone of the diet is thoroughly blended flax seed (linseed) oil and cottage cheese which is turned into a muesli with fruit, ground flax, nuts and honey added.

Budwig muesli a rich source of soluble prebiotic fibre
This delicious bowl of Budwig muesli was made with with live kefir quark, it’s  also  a rich source of soluble prebiotic fibre which makes it a very very digestion-friendly breakfast,

In her recipe for this muesli Johanna Budwig gave the recipe for  quark to be used. It is a simple European cottage cheese, made in the home; it is  much smoother and nicer for the Budwig muesli than British cottage cheese.  In many parts of Europe traditional home made quark used to have live cultures which makes it a healthier option.   This Kefir quark made a lovely Budwig Muesli blended with Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil.  I made the Budwig muesli just the same way as normal.

Budwig Muesli Recipe

I blended  the tub of  kefir quark thoroughly  with 45 ml cold-pressed linseed (flax seed) oil, added a few drops vanilla extract, sweetened with stevia extract and added 2 heaped dessert spoons freshly ground linseed, a small tangerine , half a banana , a teaspoon of raw honey  and topped with strawberries and walnuts; yum! See more Budwig recipes 

 

 

Flax farm organic cold-pressed flax linseed oil

Flax farm organic cold-pressed flax (linseed) oil

I see there is worldwide support for the Budwig protocol through various forums. This website shares information that makes it easier to follow the Budwig Diet in the UK and keep it as close as possible to Johanna Budwig’s original diet. Linseed oil and ground linseed has certainly helped me, to take more control of my own health and seeing my health improve by doing so. This is why I feel this protocol needs to be more widely known. This Budwig diet is too good not to share. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. I highly recommend Flax Farm for all of the products I use for my recipes.