How To Make Your Own Probiotic

eating yoghurtHave you ever thought about making your own probiotic? Recently, I have been making my own delicious probiotic to keep myself healthy. It’s not necessary to go out and buy ready-made ones like fruity yoghurt, probiotic drinks, or capsules.

If you make your own, at least you will know exactly what you have put into it. You can include the fruits that you love and enjoy it more.

If you don’t already know what probiotic is… it is the beneficial bacteria that are added to certain foods like yoghurt to help improve your health. Probiotics are good for those who are on antibiotic treatment too because it will replenish your gut with beneficial bacteria and keep the balance. You can read the article called ‘Probiotics are good for people on antibiotics’ HERE!

Recently, I have been experimenting with a few of my favorite fruits to make my own probiotic. I love strawberries and blueberries because they are sweet, have good levels of antioxidants, and are high in vitamin C. I also love the taste of pear as well. So I filled my blender cup with these three fruits.

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Then, I scooped a blob of natural greek yoghurt, which contains mainly milk and bacterial cultures, and filled the cup with enough milk.

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For an extra alkalising effect from my home-made probiotic, I used one teaspoon of the Miessence DeepGreen Alkalising Superfood. This product contains freeze dried certified organic blue-green algae, green grass juices and leafy green vegetables. Adding this into the mix will help detoxify and alkalise my cells, boost my immune system, and give me that feeling of having more energy. You can find out more about this product HERE!

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Once all the ingredients have been added, the attachment with blades are screwed onto the cup and ready to blend until everything has been mixed well and smooth. Then a lid is placed on the cup so that it can be stored in the fridge for a little later during the day. I usually have it straight away! 

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Here is my cup of nutritious, alkalising, and healthy probiotic for the day! It was absolutely delicious! 

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It’s always best to drink it on the day it was made. If you don’t like milk, you can always use other types of liquids like soymilk, almond milk, or rice milk. It is worth experimenting with different types of ingredients to find out what you like most. 

I really like making my own probiotic. How about you? 

If you have some delicious recipes that people can try, please share by commenting below!

9 comments

  1. Benjamin says:

    Hi there,

    This is great, I have always refused to drink those Yukult probiotic at your general supermarket, even when I have been offered for free, it’s so unappealing to me!

    After reading your blog and seeing your appetizing imagery I could easily drink one of those home made bomb dignities.

    Thanks for the encouragement,

    ~Benji~

    • Teresa says:

      Hi Benji, thanks for your comment. I hope my blog post had inspired you to go ahead and make yourself one of these delicious drinks. :)

  2. Sammy says:

    Good sharing. Probiotic is a supplement that I take daily. The ingredient of the probioitic is like not much different from the ingredient of smoothies.
    Is smoothies counted as probiotic too? What is the main ingredient to make it different from smoothies. When would be the best time for us to consume this Probiotic. Would it be better to consume it with empty stomach?

    • Teresa says:

      Hi Sammy, it’s like a smoothie actually. Well the probiotic comes from the yoghurt that I added into the drink. The yoghurt contains the good bacterial cultures that are beneficial for your gut. So I treat this drink as my home-made probiotic with my favorite fruits. If your smoothie doesn’t have any yoghurt or good bacteria added, then it’s not really a probiotic. People can also make their own probiotic in other ways too. For example, you can make your own delicious yoghurt, by putting plain natural yoghurt into a bowl and add some berries into it. I think it would be cheaper than buying those ready-made fruity yoghurt that may have other ingredients in it that are not necessary.

  3. Cathy says:

    Hi Teresa,

    What a coincidence. I just bought myself a juice blender last month and has been been hunting for healthy smoothie recipes the entire week. It is my first time so I am a bit unsure about the combination of fruits to use – just in case the taste turns out weird.

    How do you go about deciding on the type of fruits to use?

    I have actually never thought of Greek Yogurt but great idea. I think it will give some creamy texture and a dose of good health with all the good bacteria in it.

    Very timely article Teresa. Thank you.

    • Teresa says:

      Hi Cathy,

      I usually experiment with the fruits that i love. Strawberries and blueberries are my favorite fruits. So that’s why i have included them. I’m sure everyone would have their own favorites. Just experiment with them and have some fun :)

  4. Johnson says:

    Probiotic! Never actually heard of that until now, thanks for your review, it was really quite informative and with this, i hope and plan on making my own probiotic some with all of the fruits that i enjoy bet.

    Thanks again for this review, i as indeed given me a new idea on a new way to make my own meal with all of the fruits that i enjoy.

  5. Tina says:

    Never thought about making my own probiotics. And even if I did, I wouldn’t know how to whip it up or know where to start. So this is an interesting post. I like the pictures you used and the name of ingredient you added for extra alkalising. Thanks for sharing info.

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