I’m over at Keeper of the Home today.  

My post is called, This Christmas, Give the Gift of Nutrition Through Fermentation.

In it I share my idea of gifting homemade fermented fruit chutney and yogurt as Christmas gifts. I thought to round out a gift basket it would be great to include Wardeh Harmon’s (GNOWFGLINS) book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Fermenting Foods.

Isn’t that a neat idea?  It would be a super easy way to introduce your loved ones to fermented foods and give them the opportunity to create their own at home.

To round out the post, I develped a fruit chutney recipe that turned out really tasty.

Apple, Raisin, and Butternut Squash Spiced Chutney.

You can find the recipe at Keeper of the Home.

The chutney tastes wonderful topped on homemade plain yogurt; however, I’ve found that its flavors taste fantastic blended in a smoothie.  My kids LOVE it!

It taste so yummy in the morning or as a snack, that I just had to share the recipe with you.

Grab the chutney recipe over at Keeper of the Home, then come back to make a smoothie.

Lacto-Fermented Mango, Peanut Butter, and Chutney Spiced Smoothie

Yield: Serves 2-4

Lacto-Fermented Mango, Peanut Butter, and Chutney Spiced Smoothie

A nourishing smoothie full of spice.



  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately.
  3. If you have extra smoothie leftover, freeze to enjoy later as a smoothie pop!

If you do plan on gifting homemade fermented chutney, feel free to include this smoothie recipe.

My Gift To You

As a gift to you, feel free to download these printable Christmas tags to use for your ferments or any other gifts this Holiday Season!

Have you gifted home crafted ferments before?  Please share your favorite fermentation recipes in the comments below.

Links of Interest:

  1. Lacto-Fermentation – A traditional and natural way to preserve natures bounty
  2. The Fizz of Fermentation

Diana is a mother of three, proud wife, and humbled daughter of God. She finds the most joy meeting with Jesus in her organic gardens. She is completely blessed to be able to call herself a stay at home mom where she home educates her children, joyfully serves her husband, and cooks nourishing, real food, for her family. She loves connecting with people on facebook, google+, pinterest, and instagram.

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