When people think of probiotic drink recipes or healthy drink recipes, they often think about kombucha, jun, kefir or natural ginger ale. While these may have their health benefits, none are quite as strong in my opinion as this Immune Boosting Elixir. There is a wonderful probiotic product I’ve been seeing lately by Farmhouse Culture which is, essentially, sauerkraut juice. This is my own variant of a “Gut Shot” recipe which which I believe to be particularly health-affirming.
This elixir is based on many of the healthiest ingredients I could find. The intense red color comes from Red Cabbage which is loaded with Vitamin C. The remaining goodies include turmeric, horseradish, ginger, black pepper (which increases the bioavailability of the turmeric) and parsley
To make, simply follow the Immune Boosting Sauerkraut recipe. Be sure to add an extra cup or so of water to the sauerkraut when making it so you’ll have some residual liquid to later bottle and drink. You’ll want to let that sauerkraut ferment for a little longer period of time, just to give the drink a chance to be further infused by the ingredients. If you have enough liquid in your sauerkraut, you’ll end up with a drink that you can bottle and enjoy at your healthy leisure.
You might also enjoy making a Kombucha Vinegar Flu Tonic, one of my more widely shared posts, which you could make with ACV (apple cider vinegar) if you prefer. If you haven’t tried making Kombucha yet, here’s the lowdown…
Whatever your healthy drink of choice, as the French say when clinking their wine glasses together, “Sante!” – To your health!