Discover probiotic shots, also known as “gut shots”, and learn how to make them easily at home!
Gut shots are small doses of juice packed with probiotics to support and stimulate digestion and gut health.
They are made from vegetables – and sometimes fruit – that have been fermented to increase their nutritional potential and probiotic content. Although available in grocery stores, they are very easy to prepare at home and much cheaper!
There is an endless choice of flavours, but the most popular are cabbage, kimchi, and beetroot.
You can make gut shots from lacto-fermented fruit. However, don’t expect a very sweet taste! Most of the sugar disappears during the fermentation process. Nevertheless, the addition of fruit adds very interesting flavours and nutrients. We particularly like lemon, orange, and apple.
The addition of spices and superfoods such as ginger, turmeric, chili, and garlic is highly recommended. Such ingredients allow you to add flavour and enjoy the benefits of a wide variety of fermented foods in one small shot.
There are two options when it comes to making gut shots:
1. Preparing a vegetable fermentation to make gut shots
Gut shots can be made from fermented vegetable brine.
To concentrate the goodness in our gut shot, we select foods high in nutrients and flavours. They are fermented with a larger amount of water than in a traditional lacto-fermentation. We ultimately drink the liquid as gut shots!
2. Juicing already fermented vegetables
For concentrated taste and goodness, simply put your fermented vegetables in a juicer. You’ll obtain nutrient concentrated juice with good probiotic bacteria, ready for your next gut shot!