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.
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.
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.
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