Recipe: The Ultimate Gut Health Shot

gut health shot with ginger, turmeric, sauerkraut and black pepper to improve gut health. The perfect juice for IBS and IBD.


Today is another gut based recipe since my last few gut health recipes have been so popular (I’ve popped a link to the two most popular ones below). It’s a time saving, economical recipe- since it packs a nutritional punch without the need for many ingredients at all. It’s also perfect for batch juicing- I made a few of these and froze them; storing them in mini milk bottles.  It contains a range of ingredients to support your gut-from anti-inflammatory turmeric  to probiotic boosting Sauerkraut (you can either buy raw sauerkraut from health food shops like I do or make your own- this guide explains how to do so)


It’s gentle enough that it shouldn’t cause any upset stomachs (since it contains no fibre) so it should suitable for those with IBD as well as other gut health issues such as IBS. You also only need a small amount to help your gut. This will make enough for one small bottle, which you can drink it all at once or divide it into several servings. I’d recommend starting slowly and drinking around a 1/4 of the bottle (especially if you’re new to sauerkraut) before you eat your breakfast.

I personally started by just having a few sips of this to check I could tolerate it and now I have about half a bottle at a time. I’ve noticed a real difference since drinking it; it really does settle my stomach down!



Recipe: The Ultimate Gut Health Shot
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Jenna
A super healthy shot with plenty of ingredients to help your gut.
  • -2 teaspoons of sauerkraut juice (The easiest way to do this is to buy raw sauerkraut and just use a teaspoon to extract the juice)
  • -2 thumbnail size pieces of ginger.
  • – 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • – A sprinkle of black pepper (omit if on AIP) 
  • -1/2-1 apple (depending on sweetness)
  1. Juice the ginger and apple. Using a whole apple will increase the sweetness while 1/2 will make the ginger more prominent.
  2. Pour into a container.
  3. Add the turmeric, black pepper and sauerkraut juice and stir.
  4. Keep in fridge for 1-2 days or refrigerate and defrost when needed.

If you liked this post, checkout my gut gut health smoothie recipe  and digestive support smoothie recipe too! If you are new to the wonders I’ve sauerkraut, have a read of my guide to using sauerkraut for IBS and IBD. It really has helped my crohn’s symptoms when I have used it!



  1. August 10, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    This is an interesting recipe. I know all the ingredients are good for you but I couldn’t imagine swallowing down this drink! What does it taste like? Did you find it easy to drink?

    Petra from

    • Healthyglobetrotting
      August 16, 2016 / 11:57 am

      It’s pretty easy to swallow actually- the apple sweetens it up a bit!

  2. Joe
    August 15, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Looks good!

    But where can I find raw sauerkraut in the UK?


    • Healthyglobetrotting
      August 16, 2016 / 11:58 am

      Hi Jo, hopefully you’ll see this! You can get it in the refrigerated aisle of most health food shops- you are looking for raw pasteurised.

  3. September 3, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Thanks for introducing us to sauerkraut juice, never heard of that before. I’ll have to try it in my future juices.

  4. Kate
    September 11, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Can you change out the apple for a pear? I’m highly allergic to apples and this always seems to be a problem for me. If I switched it from an apple to a pear, would I still get the same health benefits?

    • Healthyglobetrotting
      September 13, 2017 / 11:39 am

      switching to kiwi would work better?

  5. February 25, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing, definitely going to try for my IBS. when do you recommend drinking this? First thing in the morning or between meals?

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