Thursday, September 22, 2011

Freebie Recipe from our E-book - Sweet Carrot Ginger Probiotic Soda

So this is one of our favourite recipes from our e-book "Inner Ecology Cookbook" which uses only ingredients approved by the Body Ecology Diet. If you have had trouble with your digestive system this is a great book to check out.

I've bought the "Zukay" brand probiotic drinks in the past and they were always pretty good. I knew that I was drinking something healthy, I could basically FEEL the beneficial bacteria jumping about. I tried to recreate the drink at home and it totally worked! I'd say it's even fizzier than the Zukay drinks. If that makes sense....The one I made is a bit tangier because of the apple. And if you are avoiding fruit...good news! The probiotic bacteria eat up the sugar while in the fermentation process.

So all you need is:

3 large carrots
1 apple
1/3 of a cucumber (crucial! I tried making it with no cucumber and it didn't ferment)
2 inch piece of ginger (about the size of a golf ball)
2 cups of water
1/4 tsp sea salt
The powder from 1 probiotic capsule

Either juice the veggies and fruit through a juicer and then add the water OR if you don't have a juicer you can blend them together with the water in a blender and then squeeze though a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Add the salt and probiotic powder. Pour into a clean mason jar and close the lid firmly. Let it sit at room temperature for 48 hours or until significantly fizzy. Refrigerate and enjoy the bubbly!

Check out more fizz-tastic recipes in our e-book HERE!


  1. That sounds really good. Thanks :)

  2. this looks delish. your ebook sounds fantastic, as well. :)

  3. This looks yum, never had probiotic tablets though, do they have a taste?


  4. this looks like something i would totally drink!! never thought about using my probiotic capsule in my food!

  5. This looks refreshing! I've never used probiotic capsules before. What kind would you recommend for this recipe?

  6. @ Ashley: Any old probiotic capsule will do. Jac uses Natural Factors brand. You don't need it to be super high quality because depending how long you ferment it, the stronger it will be!