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Acidophilus Drink

20151016RLPAcidophilus-2434The Ranch serves its Acidophilus Drink at breakfast and it’s a great natural probiotic with a healthy sour flavor. This drink benefits the friendly bacteria in your body while promoting intestinal health. Acidophilus helps with digestion by creating an acidic environment in your intestines and stomach which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. The origin of the word acidophilus is Latin acidus, meaning sour, and the Greek philus, meaning friend or lover. Together, they translate to “acid-loving.”  Drinking a bit of this sour beverage promotes a healthy acidic digestive system and helps leave you regular. And that leaves me loving this drink.

Makes  four 6-oz. servings
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 cup unsweetened low-fat plain yogurt
1 Tb fresh lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon to taste

For added sweetness, you can mix in a teaspoon or two of agave, local honey, stevia or fresh fruit.

Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher.  Sprinkle a little cinnamon across the top of each serving as a garnish.



Nopales Salad Recipe

Nopales Salad From the Hands on Cooking Class, Tacos, Tacos y Mas Tacos with Executive Chef Denise Roa If you’re looking for something new and exotic to bring to the dinner table, look no further. This simple nopales salad is … Continue reading



Simple Shrimp Tacos, Ranch-Style

“Simple” doesn’t refer to the shrimps’ IQ, but to the quick and easy marinade that gives these tacos their distinctive south-of-the-border flavor.  The perfect light meal for late, warm Spring days.  “Mexican” oregano is available in most markets’ Hispanic foods … Continue reading


Cramberry Salsa, Visit the Blog

Cranberry Persimmon Salsa

Cranberry Persimmon Salsa, Rancho La Puerta Style

.  A tasty seasonal topping for tacos of any kind, or grilled shrimp kebabs. On Rancho La Puerta’s organic farm, they cultivate the squat persimmons known as fuyu, which are ready in the fall. … Continue reading



Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad with Pomegranate-Chipotle Vinaigrette Serves 6 Pomegranates, an old fruit with a new following, appear in the market starting in November. Older varieties are ruby-red, sour-tart, and full of flavor. Pomegranate juice—an antioxidant par excellence—is readily … Continue reading



Squash Apple Soup Recipe

Squash-Apple Soup with Thai Red Curry Serves 6 The colorful kings of the winter garden, squash of all types are packed with beta-carotene and other vital nutrients. Plus, they taste divinely buttery and sweet. Salvador has grown many varieties of … Continue reading


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