Getting probiotics into our diet is really important for gut health. Eating fermented foods such as probiotic yoghurt is a great way of increasing the good bacteria in your gut making your own yoghurt with the Probio7 Life Yoghurt Making Kit couldn't be easier.
Disclosure - we were gifted this yoghurt maker for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.
Over the last few years I have been slowly overhauling our family diet, making things from scratch and trying to incorporate more healthy choices. It isn't easy with four very fussy children though! We do take probiotic supplements but this yoghurt is a great way of getting those probiotics in without having to take tablets. The Probio7 Happy Gut bacteria sachets contain three unique and clinically researched strains of bacteria that are proven to reach your gut alive and will contribute to a diverse gut microbiome. It is reassuring to know that each probiotic strain is known and studied and to have a product that is backed by the latest research.
The Probio7 Life yoghurt maker is definitely going to be part of our weekly routine - I couldn't believe how easy it was to make yoghurt and it was so delicious and creamy that all my children loved it - and they loved helping to make it too!
Probio7 Gut Happy Sachets contain Lactobacillus rhamnosus ATCC 53103, AB-Kolicare Bifidobacterium Longum CECT 7894 and Pediococcus Pentosaceus CECT 8330.
Why eat probiotic yoghurt?
Probiotic yoghurt is full of good bacteria which is essential for creating a good gut flora. If you are starting out on your gut health journey it is a really easy place to start. Just one small pot of probiotic yoghurt a day and you will have your daily dose of friendly bacteria and you won't need to take any dietary supplements to meet your probiotic needs.
Making your own probiotic yoghurt means that you know exactly what is going into it and that there are no hidden nasties. Everything is natural and good for your digestive system, with no nasty chemicals.
What's in the Probio7 Life Yogurt Making Kit?
In the box you get the yoghurt maker, 8 small ceramic pots with lids, 2 large ceramic yoghurt pots with lids and a greek yoghurt strainer. You also get a 1 litre glass bottle, a carton of UHT Jersey milk and a sachet of happy gut bacteria. I was very impressed by the quality of everything in the box - it is all well made and will clearly last a long time. Great value for a RRP of £49.99.
How to use the Probio7 Life Yoghurt Maker
The yoghurt maker is so easy to use. Simply fill the maker with 400ml of water and place the two large or 8 small ceramic containers inside. Mix your milk and starter sachet in the large glass bottle and pour between the ceramic containers. Pop the lids on and seal the containers. Then place the lid on the yoghurt maker and press the 'yoghurt' button. In 8 hours time you will have a delicious thick probiotic yoghurt.
How does homemade yoghurt taste?
I was really surprised that the yoghurt was so easy to make and came out so creamy and delicious. I definitely think it tastes nicer than shop bought probiotic yoghurts. It has a really mild flavour which doesn't need much sweetening. We added fruit puree such as strawberry or raspberry to the children's yoghurts and a little honey for added sweetness.
Can I make vegan yoghurt with the Probio7 Life?
I haven't tried it yet, but it is next on my list of things to try! I have read that you can and that soya milk or creamy coconut milk is best. You might need to add a thickener such as agar agar. I will update this post when I have found the best recipe!
What milk should I use in the Probio7?
It is recommended to use the Jersey UHT milk. Jersey milk is rich in calcium, a good source of protein and contains vitamin B2 and B12. Jersey milk also contains a relatively large amount of protein – about 20% more than regular milk. The milk is also predominately A2 protein, which is easier to digest. You can however use other dairy milk (or vegan milk - see above). It might not be as creamy as the Jersey milk though.
How to serve homemade probiotic yoghurt
It is delicious with granola and maple syrup or with fruit and / or fruit compote. You can use it in homemade smoothies or use it to cool down a spicy curry. What I love about homemade yoghurt is that I know it is made from entirely natural ingredients. Strawberry yoghurt is made of strawberries and there are real raspberries in the raspberry yoghurt. My eldest son has a boy in his class who is allergic to strawberries so we started checking the ingredients of everything we packed in his lunch and discovered that the shop bought strawberry fromage frais we were giving him didn't even contain strawberries - just chemical flavouring. Yuk!
How long does homemade yoghurt keep for?
This yoghurt kept well in our fridge for a week when kept in the sealed ceramic jars.
Can I buy the probiotics separately?
I hope that you found this Probio7 Life product review useful if you are looking for a yogurt maker. I would definitely recommend the Probio7 Life and I know it will get used every week in our house from now on. If you found this post useful please share it with your friends on social media or Pin it for later...