I received product from GoodBelly to try. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Probiotics have been in the news a lot lately. The microscopic bacteria are beneficial to our digestive system (pro has the meaning “in favor of, favoring.”) Probiotic bacteria are naturally found in our bodies, as well as in some food and supplements.
GoodBelly is a line of delicious probiotic drinks formulated for daily digestive health.* Made with the highly efficacious and well-studied probiotic strain,Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (LP299V®), GoodBelly helps establish intestinal balance with a wide array of products and flavors.* GoodBelly drinks are always non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan and kosher. Every serving has the digestive helpers your body needs and tastes great, too.
I thought it would be fun to create some probiotic gelatin shots using GoodBelly juice. Making homemade gelatin is really easy and you only need two ingredients: GoodBelly juice and a packet of unflavored gelatin.
I start by measuring out 2 cups of juice. I then pour 1/4 of it into a jar or bowl and add the packet of unflavored gelatin. I stir until the gelatin appears to be dissolved. I then measure out 1/4 cup juice (from the original 2 cups) into a small glass bowl and microwave it on HIGH for 60 seconds. I add the heated juice to the gelatin mixture and stir well. I then add the remaining juice and stir some more.
I then pour the liquid gelatin into small plastic shot “glasses” and put them into the refrigerator to firm. It takes about 2 hours before they are ready to eat.
GoodBelly juice drinks come in 7 flavors: Mango, Blueberry Acai (my favorite), Pomegranate Blackberry, Tropical Green, Cranberry Watermelon, Tropical Orange, and Coconut Water. I used Pomegranate Blackberry in the shots pictured.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that have been found to ease symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and other common digestive ailments, as well as support proper immune function. GoodBelly’s probiotic, LP299V®, supports digestive health when consumed daily.* Research shows that LP299V® survives the passage through the stomach’s acidic environment so it can reach the rest of the digestive system and provide such benefits. LP299V® is a highly efficacious and well-researched probiotic with more than 16 research trials and 20 years of use that support its efficacy.
Probiotic Gelatin Shots
- 2 cups GoodBelly Probiotic juice drink
- 1 packet unflavored gelatine
Pour 1/4 cup of GoodBelly Probiotic juice into a bowl and whisk in packet of gelatine. Stir until gelatine has dissolved.
Heat 1/4 cup of juice in microwave on HIGH for 60 seconds.
Pour heated juice into gelatine mixture and stir.
Add remaining juice to bowl and stir.
Pour gelatine into small shot classes and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
GoodBelly also has a 12 Day Belly Reboot plan. For 12 days, you drink an 8 ounce glass of GoodBelly fruit drink or a GoodBelly shot (PlusShot, StraightShot, or SuperShot). You keep track of what you put in your body and how you feel using GoodBelly’s unique app. Learn more about the reboot at 12Day.GoodBelly.com.
*Some studies suggest GoodBelly’s probiotics may help balance bacteria in your gut when eaten daily as part of a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle. GoodBelly is a food product and not a treatment or cure for any medical disorder or disease. If you have any concerns about your digestive system, you should consult your healthcare provider.