Courtesy of Beachbody
(Makes 8 servings.)
While the Greek empire may be a shadow of what it once was, this Mediterranean country still has plenty of things going for it, including a pantheon of deities that translates well into Hollywood blockbusters, several beautiful islands, and awesome intestinal health, thanks to a cuisine that is rich in pro- and prebiotics.
Take tzatziki, for example. This yummy yogurt dip is packed with probiotics (provided you use live-culture yogurt!) along with prebiotic garlic. It may not help your breath, but further on down the line, it’ll have your digestive tract singin’.
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 small cucumbers, peeled and diced
- 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- Combine yogurt, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well.
- Add garlic, cucumbers, dill, and mint; mix well.
- Chill for 1 hour.
- Serve with fresh vegetables or cooked fresh artichoke for dipping.
Tip: To cook fresh artichokes, cut about 3/4 inch off the tip of the artichoke. Rinse artichoke and cook covered in simmering water for 25 to 35 minutes or until outer leaves are easily pulled off.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 37 Carbs: 3 g Protein: 6 g
Fat: <1 g Fiber: <1 g Sodium: 157 mg
Saturated Fat: <1 g Sugar: 3 g Cholesterol: <1 g