I am calling this a probiotic salad because it contains apple cider vinegar (ACV), even though ACV isn’t technically a probiotic it acts a lot like one and contains very beneficial bacteria that help us with our gut health. It helps to stimulate stomach acid, aiding us to in the digestion area. Moral of the story: ACV is WONDERFUL for digestion. So bring it on!
When shopping for your ACV make sure that you get a raw organic unpasteurized kind, with the “mother”. This is how you will know it will contain all of those beneficial goodies. Bragg’s is a common brand that can be found in stores. I’m sure most of know this already but it doesn’t hurt to say it again!
Cabbage is also a powerhouse food that contains loads of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and surprisingly an amazing source of vitamin K. Cabbage contains 85 of your body’s daily need of vitamin K! Whoa! Bring on the cabbage! Its also good to know that its best consumed raw.
I’ve made this simple slaw a couple of times over the last few weeks. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Make a batch on day 1 and you’ll have a wonderful little slaw to reach for throughout the week. It’s great on sandwiches, tacos, burgers or just a side salad. I throw it on my kids food too, they actually really like cabbage!
Good For Your Gut Slaw
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)
As always, when you can: organic ingredients are always best.
2 CUPS shredded PURPLE CABBAGE
1.5 CUP shredded GREEN CABBAGE
1 CUP SHREDDED CARROTS
1/2 CHOPPED CILANTRO (PACKED
JUICE FROM 1 LEMON
2 TBSP OLIVE OIL
2 TBSP RAW HONEY
1-2 TBSP ORGANIC ACV
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder or fresh minced
pinch of pepper
Place the cabbages, carrots and cilantro in a medium mixing bowl (I bought the carrots pre shredded but thinly sliced the cabbage with a sharp knife). In a smaller separate bowl mix the rest of the ingredients together until well combined. Poor evenly over the cabbage mixture and toss until all of the cabbage is wet and the salad is combined well. Can be served immediately or chilled for an hour. Keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator.
This is great dish for adding more vegetables to your plate! Hope you enjoy!