The gut health is so important for people and dogs.
If nearly 70% - 80% of immune system is in the gut, you probably understand what a huge impact it can give to the whole health.
It affects not only the physical body but it affect the mental health too.
So here is my tips how to make a gut saver AKA Fermented vegetable smoothie.
Before that, think about this.
We eat everyday. Well, most of us eat everyday and probably at least twice a day.
Aren't we lucky?
So let's check how much food waste we make.
I keep vegetable off cuts for our hens and dogs. And the rest goes to the compost.
Now, here it is!
RECIPE ( as an example)
Variety of seasonal off cuts like
Turnip leaves, ( great source of calcium too!)
Very ripe apple or pear skin ( great digestion aid)
A Glass jar to make a fermented vegetables
About 2% of sea salt or Himalayan salt
Herbal infusion about 200ml
1 Chop the vegetables in small pieces if they are big
2 Sprinkle the salt and massage the vegetables then toss the vegetables in the bowl. Repeat until the juice comes out.
3 Packing the salted vegetables in the sterilised glass jar. Make sure you press vegetables firm to make sure it has less surface to contact the air.
4 Put some weight and make sure to the vegetable is covered with the juice. Cover the glass jar with a clean cloth.
5 Leave it in the room temperature and wait until they are fermented
So this fermented vegetables will make the smoothie very special.
6 Make the herbal infusion and leave it over night
7 Put some over ripe apple or pear in the glass jar that is big enough to keep smoothie
8 Add Fermented vegetables
9 Add 100 ml herbal infusion and make a smoothie with a hand blender (Less water waste, less work)
10 If the smoothie is too thick to blend, then add more herbal infusion to adjust the thickness
Serve with some fresh raw meat for your dogs :)