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How to Make Gut Shots

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How to Make Gut Shots at Home

Gut Shots to Soothe Your Stomach, Mind, and Soul 

Gut shots have been gaining a lot more attention lately, and for good reasons. These little guys are packed full of probiotics (the good bacteria), vitamins, and natural enzymes. Surprisingly, gut shots are simple and inexpensive to create in your own kitchen!

Being able to design a shot that’s specific to your body’s needs can be crucial. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of our favorite gut shot recipes and uses.  

1. The Cure 

With this shot, the power of coconut water, turmeric, and ginger are in full force. Coconut water is full of electrolytes (think nature’s Gatorade without the added sugar) and potassium! The turmeric and ginger act as natural anti-inflammatories to promote a happy gut.

Ingredients:

1 can (16.2 fl oz) Coconut Water (we like Taste Nirvana and GoodBelly Coconut Water, for extra probiotics)

3-4 tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 tablespoon Ginger Root, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Powder)

1 tablespoon Raw Honey (local honey is preferred)

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder

Dash of Mineral Rich Salt

Directions:

  • Blend in a high speed blender till smooth.
  • Strain in fine mesh strainer or nut bag.
  • Store up to a week in a sealed mason jar, refrigerated
  • Serving Size: 4 ounce shot

 

2. Root for Celery Shot

Sauerkraut is naturally packed with probiotics. Mix that with the amazing health benefits of celery juice and the possibilities are endless. Celery juice has been proven to be ease digestion, give energy, and potential weight loss powers.

Ingredients:

1 cup Filtered Water

3 Celery Stalks, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)

1/4 cup Root for Ginger kimchi or Purple Hot & Spicy kraut

1-2 tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Dash of Mineral Rich Salt

Directions:

  • Blend in a high speed blender till smooth.
  • Strain in fine mesh strainer or nut bag.
  • Store up to a week in a sealed mason jar, refrigerated
  • Serving Size: 4 ounce shot

 

3. Watermelon Basil Shrub

A shrub is the perfect balance of fruit, sweetener, and vinegar. This recipe will produce a beautifully colored fruit concentrate. To enjoy to the fullest, mix with your favorite sparkling water (1:1 ratio) and serve chilled.

Ingredients:

1/2 Medium Watermelon, cubed, rind removed (5-6 cups)

1/4 cup Basil, chopped

1/2 cup Honey (or Maple Syrup)

3/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions:

  • Blend watermelon in a high speed blender
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Pour juice into a 1/2 gallon ball jar
  • Add honey and stir until dissolved
  • Mix in apple cider vinegar and chopped basil
  • Refrigerate for 24-48 hours
  • Serve mixed with sparkling water (1:1 ratio) or take as a shot
  • Store concentrate in a sealed ball jar for up to 3 weeks!

Serving Size: 1 ounce shot or 1:1 ration with sparkling water

 

4. Honey Beet Kvass

Kvass is a fermented drink that originated in Russia and can be dated back to the end of the 10th century. Beets promote liver detoxification, cleanses the blood, naturally boosts the immune system, aids in digestion, and boosts energy. This cleansing tonic is full of natural health benefits from beets and probiotics due to the fermentation process.

Ingredients:

2-4 beets, washed and diced into cubes (about 1 1/2 cup)

2 tablespoons raw honey (local non-pasteurized is best)

Filtered water

Directions:

  • Add beets to a quart sized mason jar.
  • Dissolve honey in 1 cup of water and pour over beets.
  • Add more water to cover, up to the 3 cup line.
  • Cover with lid andgently turn upside down and back up every 24 hours.
  • Allow to ferment for 2-3 days.
  • Once it’s ready, store in fridge and consume, usually within 1 month.
  • Serving Size: 2-4 ounce shot

 

5. Blueberry Shrub

These super berries can be an aid to digestive issues due to their high fiber content. High fiber can also help with feeling satisfied and full longer. The health benefits of blueberries, paired with apple cider vinegar, makes for a great start to your morning or for an afternoon pick me up!

Ingredients:

2 cups Blueberries

1 cup Organic Sugar

1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions:

  • Add blueberries to a bowl and gently mash.
  • Add the sugar and mix together.
  • Cover with a towel and let it sit on your counter away from direct sun.
  • After 24 hours, gently stir the mixture. Cover and let it sit another day.
  • Strain the mixture and put the juice in a mason jar. Add equal amounts of apple cider vinegar (about 1 cup) to the mason jar.
  • Put the lid on and store in the refrigerator (will last for several months).
  • Serving Size: 1 ounce shot or 1:1 ratio with water 

 

6. Simple Brine Shot

This is an easy way to get all of the probiotic power from fermented foods in a simple shot.

Once you have finished off your sauerkraut, drain the brine from the bag (whichever flavor you like best) and mix that brine with purified water in a 1-1 ratio. You can drink this as a shot or mix into your favorite recipes for a quick health boost.

Serving Size: 4 ounce shot

 

Use for Gut Shots  

Gut shots are a great quick boost to your immune system and gut microbiome. Ingredients such as beets, blueberries, garlic, ginger, and turmeric are natural anti-inflammatories and are perfect to add into your daily diet . Gut shots can be used in the morning as a way to set your day up for success or as an aid for a specific issue (constipation, bloating, cramps, etc.)



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