Review: Probio 7 Life Yogurt Maker

Review (Gifted)¦ We eat a lot of yogurt, but I know the choices we make could be healthier. What we have been buying is sugary and doesn’t have the benefit of improving our gut health. When we were offered the chance to review a live yogurt maker, I thought it would be a good opportunity to make a better lifestyle choice. I’d read about the benefits of Probio 7 yogurt in comparison to shop bought live yogurt and was intrigued about how it would compare. I was also looking forward to using the yogurt maker, as it’s been years since I made my own!

What’s Included in the Kit

  • 1x yogurt making machine
  • 8x 125ml ceramic pots
  • 2x 250ml ceramic pots
  • 1x Greek strainer
  • 1x welcome & recipe booklet

We also received a 1 litre carton of Jersey Holland UHT whole milk, a happy gut bacteria sachet and a beautiful glass bottle for mixing the milk and bacteria in.

Benefits of Probio 7 Yogurt

Happy Gut sachets each contain three strains of friendly bacteria, including one of the world’s most researched strains (Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG).

Although live yogurt is available in the supermarkets, is it as good for our guts as we think and are we getting enough friendly bacteria to make a difference?

Consuming fermented foods on a regular basis has been shown to support good gut health. One of the ways to do this is to consume live yogurt.

With store-bought yogurts, there’s no guarantee that the bacteria are alive, at a therapeutic dosage, or whether the strains are beneficial for health.

Probio 7

Probio 7 worked with the Technical University of Munich to make sure that 6 billion clinically researched bacteria are delivered to your gut alive in each serving!

A few days before I put my yogurt maker to the test, I caught a stomach bug. It left my stomach feeing off-kilter for days. I don’t think it’s coincidence that after eating a couple of portions of Probio 7, it felt rebalanced and better. When I’d had a stomach bug earlier in the year, it took much longer to feel back to normal.

The Jersey Holland UHT milk in the kit also adds to the healthy benefits. Jersey milk is richer and creamier than your usual whole milk which makes for delicious yogurt. However, it also contains:

  • More calcium and protein than other breeds
  • More potassium than a banana
  • Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

It also contains predominately A2 protein, so is easier for us to digest than milk from other breeds.

Making the Yogurt

Making the yogurt was really straightforward, as well as stress and mess-free. You simply shake the milk and contents of the bacteria sachet in the glass bottle until they’re mixed well. You then pour it into your chosen combination of ceramic pots (2 large, 1 large and 4 small or 8 small) and pop the lids on.

The next step is to pour 400ml of cold water into your yogurt maker and add your pots. Press the yogurt button and it will count down the 8 hours until it’s done!

Probio 7 then recommend putting the pots in the fridge for 24 hours before you eat the yogurt. It has a shelf life of 6 days.

Our Thoughts

The yogurt maker barely takes up any room, even when it’s in use on the side. Therefore, it’s not annoying like other small appliances such as food processors that seem to get in the way. It is really straightforward and quick to use. The thing that feels like the most effort is having the patience to wait for your yogurt to be ready!

Probio 7 yogurt is absolutely delicious. It’s so rich, thick, creamy and moreish. Of course, it can be used in so many ways and I love the suggestions in the booklet from overnight oats, to pasta and healthy lunchbox treats.

At first glance, it might seem as though it’s expensive (it’s £25 for a month’s worth of milk and Happy Gut bacteria sachets). However, it does make a LOT (1 litre) of yogurt and works out as about 78p per serving or 59p if you subscribe. You can also save costs by just buying the bacteria sachets then using normal milk (boiled first to get a creamier yogurt). Vegan? No problem! You can use soya milk with yours!

From a sustainability point of view, it’s absolutely fantastic too. I dread to think how many plastic pots we throw away each year. This completely eradicates all that waste.

You can start your path to better gut health with delicious yogurt from £49.99 on the Probio 7 website.

Disclosure: We received the aforementioned products for the purpose of this review. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.