Make A Probiotic Drink at Home

From yogurt commercials to kombucha craze, you may see a new type of probiotic drink hit the shelf when you go grocery shopping every time, and you may hear a lot that probiotics are beneficial to gut health. But if you’re the DIY type, you can relish the health benefits and the extra few bucks in your pocket.

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It’s easier than you think, and the greatest thing is that you can customize your probiotic drink by adding your favorite ingredients.

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3 Probiotics Drinks to Make at Home

1. Orange Ginger Carrot Kvass

Popular in Russia and Ukraine, kvass is a sour, somewhat sweet rye-based drink with a low (about 1%) alcohol level. Kvass is nutrient-dense and has a long list of health advantages, including intestinal probiotics, liver cleansing, and more.

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Prep Time Fermenting Time
5 mins 2 d
● 6 carrots sliced into approximately 1/8-inch coins
● 2 tablespoons roughly chopped ginger
● 6 large strips of organic orange peel peeled with a vegetable peeler
● 2 teaspoons sea salt (4 teaspoons if omitting whey)
● ¼ cup whey optional
● Water as needed
1. Put carrots, ginger, and orange peel into a half-gallon jar
2. Add salt and whey and fill the remainder of the jar with water, leaving a 1-inch headspace
3. Cover tightly with a lid, and shake well to dissolve the salt in the whey and water
4. Remove canning lid and cover with a clean towel or coffee filter
5. Secure with a rubber band or canning ring
6. Place in a warm spot to ferment for 2 to 4 days, depending on temperature
7. Strain the liquid from the carrots, leaving about 1 cup of liquid in the jar for another round of kvass

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

You don’t need a starter culture to make it. Just a jar, apples and some sugar water, and you can enjoy naturally fermented raw and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with loads of health benefits.

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Prep Time Fermenting Time
10 mins 42 d
● Cores and peels from 6 to 8 apples
● 2 tbs sugar
● Water to cover
1. Put the apple cores and peels in a large jar
2. Cover the scraps with water and stir in the sugar
3. Place a paper towel on top of the jar, and secure it with a band
4. Let the mixture soak for 2 weeks at room temperature
5. Strain out the liquid and discard the solids
6. Return the liquid to the jar, cover with a paper towel and secure with the band again
7. Leave it for 4 more weeks, stirring daily
8. Taste the vinegar, transfer it to a covered bottle for storage
Carbohydrates: 1g
Sodium: 1mg
Sugar: 1g

3. Probiotic Lemonade

Probiotic lemonade is similar to homemade soda, but it can be fermented in a variety of different ways.

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Prep Time Fermenting Time
10 mins 42 d
● 6-1/2 cups filtered water
● 1/2 cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
● 1/2 cup organic evaporated cane sugar
● 1/2 cup liquid whey
1. Place all of the ingredients in a large glass jar
2. Shake well to dissolve the sugar
3. Let stand for 2 days at room temperature, then refrigerate
4. Taste best after 1-1/2 weeks
Sugar: 1g

Ready to DIY? When you make them at home, you save a lot of money and enjoy the delightful experience of preparing your own food when you create them at home!

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