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Probiotic & Enzyme Salad Recipe

Probiotics generally stir up associations with antibiotics, medicine, and compulsory pills to somehow “fix us” or “make us better.” While they do […]

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Probiotics generally stir up associations with antibiotics, medicine, and compulsory pills to somehow “fix us” or “make us better.” While they do come in many forms, probiotics and antibiotics are completely separate (and very opposite) things! Probiotics are powerful compounded to promote your beauty.

They help promote optimal digestion and the cleansing of acidic waste, which helps contribute to increased energy. Probiotics are simply awesome. And that is why I have written today’s post, to share with you all just how important (and beneficial) they are for better skin and increased energy.

Including probiotic supplements and probiotic rich foods such as Probiotic and Enzyme Salad are super important, and core components of the Beauty Detox program. Combined, they help maintain a healthy digestive environment while increasing your vibrancy and overall health.

In fact, a recent study by the Hospital General Vall d’Hebron found that the gut has important trophic effects on salvaging energy and increasing immunity.

Don’t let the fancy word throw you off either. Probiotics is a dressed up term for healthy bacteria that balance harmful bacteria in your body.

The bottom line is that each day you are consuming artificial chemicals through pollution, refined foods and by living in the world we do today. Remember, our skin is our largest organ and anything that it comes in contact with is eventually filtered through our blood and our digestive tract.

These harmful bacteria and chemicals that (unbeknownst to us) enter and infiltrate our body also include excessive antibiotics. For those meat lovers out there, you have another reason to cut down greatly on your meat consumption. Meat that you buy at the store or eat at a restaurant is generally full of antibiotics and chemicals, unless labeled otherwise.

Meat is also extremely acid-forming and moves along the digestive tract slowly, which culminates in a lot of time for toxicity and putrefying waste to build (aging!), which the “bad” bacteria loves to feast off of and this helps it proliferate. Buying hormone-free is meat is a step-up, but consider cutting way back on your meat consumption in general if having more energy and better skin are two goals that are important to you.


You can get protein, calcium and other nutrients from plant foods, which are actually beautifying.

There are copious amounts of naturally occurring bacteria in your gut and in your body that have positive and negative side effects. Probiotics essentially balance the bad guys, so they don’t grow out of control!

They are healthy bacteria that effectively rebalance and restore the health of the colon. Ever wonder how antibiotics are so effective? One of the primary reasons is that they virtually function through either 1) killing all bacteria or 2) inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Unfortunately, antibiotics don’t discriminate against harmful bacteria, they exterminate everything in sight.

Although they are effective in allowing your immune system to fight off the sickness, in  the process they totally deplete the army of good bacteria as well in your colon.

Replenishing your body daily with probiotics is tremendously important for mental and physical health. Probiotics improve vitamin synthesis and absorption, and have the ability to manufacturing B vitamins right in your gut.

Additionally, they improve liver health, resistance to allergies and immunity while increasing physical energy and allowing mental clarity. I want to stress that probiotics are not just for people with digestive issues!!

Yes, they do tremendously help in balancing out the colon, but they are essential for everyone. Increase your probiotic consumption through supplements and strategic foods to reap all the Beauty Benefits!


There are about as many Probiotic Supplement brands as there are healthy bacteria in the gut. Be wary and cautious when purchasing probiotics from the market because they do come in many strains and varieties.

It can be very confusing, especially for a first time shopper. The most important characteristic for your supplement to have is that they are live cells and secondly, that there is a variety of highly beneficial probiotic strains.

Just having a high culture count isn’t all that is important; the product should include the most active strains. Additionally, a good delivery system to get the probiotic cultures efficiently into the gut is really important, so they don’t get destroyed from being exposed to the stomach acid for too long.

There are different schools of thought on taking probiotics with food or on an empty stomach.

The reason I recommend taking them on an empty stomach is so they are not held up in the stomach for longer amounts of time while the food is digesting. This allows them to pass through faster.

Try my SBO Probiotics today!

Probiotic & Enzyme Salad Video

I cannot stress enough the importance of the Probiotic and Enzyme Salad in helping to make us more clean and balanced. This is a sacred and extremely nutritious salad. It is packed with enzymes and flora to increase our immunity and to restore us to a basic pH.

It doesn’t take that much time to make, and it is the most inexpensive way to get daily probiotics. This is especially important for those of you that can’t afford probiotic supplements, which can definitely be expensive.

Many ask how to eat healthy on a budget, and cabbage is very inexpensive, so there is no excuse to not make this salad!!

Imbalanced intestinal flora is one of the root causes of disease and is essential to replenish to achieve true health and therefore true beauty. This powerful salad will lead to improved Beauty Energy and ongoing cleansing.

Most importantly, it will aid you in clear up any digestive blockages or irregularities that you are experiencing. It is great for those with Candida and sugar cravings.

Probiotic & Enzyme Salad is essentially raw sauerkraut and is made with green cabbage, miso paste or sea salt, and optionally flavor add-ons like ginger or caraway seeds.

The raw, cultured veggies that are chopped and sealed in airtight containers for a few days. Sealing and storing the cabbage creates an environment for lactobacilli and enzymes in the vegetables to flourish, creating a probiotic-rich food. Pretty cool, right? Cabbage in itself has natural probiotics, is packed with vitamin C, and has natural cleansing properties.

I love that that it’s so easy to make and is a yummy, tangy accompaniment for any meal.

Sauerkraut usually stirs up images of a soppy, salty condiment that adds flavor to various meats, but this is not what you are making here! It’s time to break the stereotype and open up your mind to the possibility of delicious, nutritious and beautiful foods that benefit the body and the mind.

Probiotic & Enzyme Salad is the most powerful tool you can use to get there!

Remember, the fermentation process to create all of those healthy nutrients takes about 5 days so when you start to run low, be sure to whip up a new batch. You can store sealed jars of salad in the refrigerator for up to a month or so, once the seal has been broken, it will keep for up to 1 month.

Probiotic & Enzyme Salad should be a core staple of your Beauty Detox by including ½ cup for dinner each night and also at lunch when possible.

For a simple and easy demo on how to make Probiotic & Enzyme Salad, click here!

If you are still having issues with your batches going funky, remember to:

  1. Sterilize everything very well beforehand
  2. Pack the mixture down firmly
  3. Make sure your jar lids are tightly closed
  4. Use spring water to make the brine.

Through increasing your consumption of probiotics and probiotic-rich foods, over time you will see an increase in energy and skin beauty, which will further serve as motivation to keep eating them!

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  • Kim,

    I love the probiotics and they have done wonders for my stomach along with your other recommendations! Quick questions though on the book/your practices.
    1. If I forget to take the digestive enzymes prior or during my meal, is it okay to take after or is it better to just skip and make sure I take it in the next meal?
    2. How many Mag07 pills do you take for regular maintenance at bed time?
    3. Also, if I am out of lemons for the morning lemon water, is the pre-packaged lemon juice an okay substitute? I feel like you will say no but can’t hurt to ask!


    • Hi Pamela, You can take a digestive enzyme afterwards, though it is not as ideal. The Mag07 depends on your body. You might use it more often in the beginning but take breaks, and end up taking it just a few times a week or month. It really depends, but you definitely want to back off if you develop diarrhea. No pre-packaged, pasteurized lemon juice! xx

    • Hi Kim!
      thank you for all the info! ive been following the advice u give in ur book for the last month and already feel incredible! so much more energy!

      i do have one problem and that is…cabbage. i HATE cabbage. i mean, i would rather not eat for days…but since u’ve been good on ur promises of renewed health and energy and every recipe has been amazing, i made it and…gross. then i bought some at the health food store and…gross.

      my grandma uses other vegetables, like peppers, or tomatoes or cucombers, and puts them in jars with salt exacly like this and it tastes sooo much better. is it an alternative?
      thanks so much!

  • Kimberly,

    Thank you for you wonderful Health Eating Blog and Book! I just luv the GGS, at least five days a week. I am currently having issue with lossing a huge amount of head hair. I have lost 25 pound since May 2011. I was wondering if there is a food item I can add to ensure less hair loss. Thank You Pam

    • Hey Pam, that’s great news! Congratulations on losing the weight. In terms of the hair loss check out my Hair 1 and Hair 2 blogs, and see if that helps. Xx

  • Hi Kimberly,
    Really enjoying your site and re reading your book b/c I think I missed some important things the first read through.

    I have a question: can I use regular kim chee instead of raw saurekraut? I can only find raw saurekraut at my health food store 20 miles away whereas I can get kim chee at my local supermarket and at 1/2 the cost. I know I should probably make my own, and will try that soon, but until then…

    • I would recommend making your own raw sauerkraut, it is super easy and the cheapest option of all. For a simple and easy demo on how to make Probiotic and Enzyme salad, check out my previous post. But yes, high quality kimchi can work in the meantime!

      • Hi Kim! I am looking to make the Probiotic & Enzyme Salad, but each link I click on that is listed for the recipe and how to make simply takes me to your home page – help!!

        Looking forward to making the salad :o) – Erica

    • Hi. I can’t figure out how to start my question on her, so I am “replying.” Kimberly, do you or any of your other friends here know of a substitute for the probiotic enzyme salad? I just don’t like the taste of saurkraut. Thank you!

  • Hi Kim,

    I’ve been making the Probiotic Enzyme Salad, and I was wondering if it is required to get organic cabbage. I know in your book you listed vegetables/fruits which you should buy organic due to pesticides, etc. Cabbage wasn’t one of them but I wanted to double check. Also, is it a must to add miso paste to the PES or is it there to add flavor?


    • Hey Rachel, as a general rule of thumb, it’s always better to buy organic because it is better for your diet. Adding miso paste to the Probiotic & Enzyme Salad is there mostly for flavor. I often make it plain, just as I did in my batch from yesterday! All the benefits are in the cabbage! xx Kim

      • HI Kimberly,

        Just responding to your response about the miso paste. So, in order for the PES to ferment the ginger is sufficient enough and I don’t need to put in the miso paste?

  • Dear Kim,

    I have been following the beauty detox solution to the T for nearly 5 months now. I cut out meat completely back in April. Since I have increased my raw food intake and decreased the meat intake, I have been breaking out with terrible acne ever and continue to splurge out all of these toxins through acne on my face. I make and eat the Probiotic & Enzyme salad all the time and even take supplements, I slowly cut out most cooked foods so my body wouldn’t re-act to this dramatic change. So I was wondering what is causing my face has been breaking out so horribly? You’re feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Veronica, have you given up dairy as well and have you gotten any colonics? It sounds like your body needs help expelling waste and toxicity. You can also get an enema kit from a good drugstore, and I suggest doing them regularly to help yourself along. You don’t have to eat completely raw, you can include some cooked veggies and the grains, which are good, grounding foods, and may help so you are not detoxing so drastically. Even though 5 months seems like a long time, remember how long you’ve been eating a certain way. It took me about 2 years to stop breaking out to the levels I used to, permanently. But in the meantime, we don’t want yours to be so extreme. Again, try what I said above, add a bit more grounding foods to slow the transition a bit and definitely think about getting some colonics. They can be super helpful in this regard. Keep me updated. Xx Kimberly

      • Enemas, colonics and colon “cleanses” are one of the worst things you can do for your digestive system. Our bodies are efficient machines and don’t need help getting rid of “bad” bacteria. All those colon cleanses do is clear out all the good flora that has populated our intestines and colon, leaving them susceptible to the “bad” bacteria you tried to eliminate to begin with. There is ZERO peer-reviewed scientific publications supporting the use of intestinal “cleansing.” If you have evidence to back up your suggestions, you educated readers would love to see it.

    • Cut out meat? and instead addded… what? please dont say “whole grains and beans”… cause there are your skin problems. Meat fish vegetables fruit nuts seeds period

  • Kimberly,

    You are awesome!
    This may be off topic a bit for this post but I really have been needing to know what to eat before and after a workout. I am, as many people, concerned about the protein needs of my muscles after working out. I usually work out early in the morning and so I am not hungry but need something before and after that will ensure that my muscles are rebuilt after I break them down during a workout. Any suggestions for what to eat and how long before/after to eat it? Is hemp protein good? Even in the morning? Or chia seeds? Thanks so much. This will be so, so helpful!

  • Hi Kim,
    Do you recommend homemade Rejuvelac made from quinoa? I have read that it is a great probiotic drink. Would love to know your thoughts on this! Thanks!

    • I drank it at Ann Wigmore, and also rejuvelac made from cabbage. It isn’t my favorite (in terms of taste), but it can be really wonderful for probiotic consumption. So if you like it, go for it!

  • Hi Kim & BDS Friends,

    When I went to shop for a probiotic supplement, I was told that probiotics won’t live in warm temps, so the only ones that really work are in the refrigerated section- is this true? I purchased one of the best refridgerated probiotic supplements they had, but I haven’t felt or noticed anything really different. I have noticed differences with the Mag07, but not the probiotic. Just wondering if maybe the supplement isn’t good quality and if I should be noticing a difference.

    Thanks, Nicole

    • Hi Nicole, The most important thing with probiotics is that they are live probiotics and have a large variation of strands. Refrigeration is not always necessary. Many of the top brands are actually not refrigerated, and use special delivery systems like enteric coatings. You may not notice as dramatic a change as the Mag07, but if you are consistently taking a probiotic supplement and eating Probiotic & Enzyme Salad every day you should notice more of a cleansing affect as well. Xx Kimberly

  • Hi Kimberly,
    Thank you so much for this post. What a great reminder! I was wondering if making cultured (pickled) Ginger would have the same effect as the cabbage? Is cabbage the only vegetable that is suitable for making a probiotic salad? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Betty, I’ve found cabbage is the best veggie for the Probiotic and Enzyme Salad because the cabbage itself has natural probiotics that are made stronger through fermentation. Feel free to throw some other veggies in there, such as carrots, to make up about 20% of your salad, as well as slices of ginger for flavor. Xx Kimberly

    • Yes, though they are more controversial. Try to stay away from really sugary types of Kombucha though. Stick with the plain flavors rather than the citrus or high sugar types. xx

  • Hi Kimberly!

    Love your site. Have you heard of Teeccino? It’s caffeine-free herbal tea, made from carob, chicory, dates & figs. I just bought some from my local healthfood store, and it actually tastes like coffee and I LOVE it!!! The website says that it’s non-acidic and good for digestion, but I was curious what you had to say about it. It seems like an aweome product for people trying to get off of coffee.


    • I’ve not tried it, but heard of it. I am a big fan of carob, which is mild and doesn’t have the theobromine of cacao. That’s great if it works for you! xx

    • Hi Cherie, while a Kombucha Synergy drink is a great source of probiotics, it’s not really a full replacement. I’m not sure what they did to their formula, but since they came back on the shelves their formula is much weaker. Brewing your own, or making Probiotic & Enzyme Salad, is much more affective. xx

  • Hey Kimberly,
    I’ve been eating the Probiotic Enzyme salad for the past few days (the recipe from the book) and I’ve not been going to the at all… I’m bloated and gassy..but don’t have access to a colonic or enemas. Is this normal? Is it just my body reacting to the new good bacteria? I’ve been making sure to drink enough water…and still haven’t had any movement. I thought after the first couple of days it would go away and I’d be more regular…but I’m still VERY bloated (I look like I’ve gained like 10lbs on my gut alone :-o haha). I really enjoy the taste and it seems like my cravings are definitely less that they were before (which is a big deal). But I’m really concerned having been so backed up for these past few days and with my stomach being so distended. Please help?
    Thank you so much!

    • Hey Bree, you can get an enema kit at a good drug store or online even…you have to make a movement! It is normal for the P&E salad to kick up waste, but you have to pass it out for it to be really be beneficial. Try the Mag07 too! You have to go ASAP. It is a huge priority!!

  • Hey Kim!

    Love your book, your blog, and your message! I have a question regarding probiotics. Will taking oil of oregano interfere with a probiotic supplement? I take oil of oregano for yeast infections and candida (oil of oregano is the best supplement I have found to treat yeast infections). Should I try to seperate the two? Also, is it ok to take the probiotic supplement at night with Mag07?


  • Hi Kim,

    I love this diet!! I have been following it for about a month since buying the book (and one for my mom) and feel better than ever. It is exciting to conquer my sweet tooth and food tastes so much more vibrant eating this way!

    I was fortunate to have a mom who centered on whole and organic foods (even making her own yogurt and baby food) and we had ideal weight and health as a result. unfortunately I did not follow her advice when I was on my own and have paid a price with less than ideal health. Your plan has given me the theory and info I needed to understand how truly critical it is to eat right.

    Your thoughtful work and cheerful, inspirational approach are a great blessing. Thank you!

  • I work with a company called Vidazorb, and I think they are a great choice for anyone looking for a probiotic supplement. What makes them the best is the quality strains they use in non-refrigerated, calorie-, lactose- and gluten-free tablets!

  • Hey kim! I have tried making the probiotic enzyme salad but when I opened the lid all the water started coming out the jar. Needless to say we had a wonderful smell in our kitchen for a little while. I just wanted to ask if there was anything I did wrong. Thank you!


  • I’ve read ur book and I’m so confused. If I should have hot lemon water then followed by GGS when would I eat fruit or maybe oatmeal (also I eat organic steel cut slow cooked oatmeal with almond milk). Can i put fruit in the oatmeal? Do I get to eat between GGS and lunch besides an avocado? Also what do u suggest for lunches besides a salad.

  • Hey kim i have another question for you. My blender only makes 45 ounces. On the GGS how do i fix the recipe to match the amount?

    Thanks again,

  • Hi Kim!

    How do you feel about rejuvelac?

    i just made a batch from quinoa based off the greensmoothiegirl website.
    She talks about mixing this with your green smoothies, do you feel that okay for beauty pairing, or better to drink rejuvelac on its own?

  • Hi Kim!

    So I tried making the probiotic and enzyme salade for the first time. I let it sit for 5 days and noticed all the little bubbles forming, which I no is all the probiotics! I also noticed that the top cabbage leaves where turning a little brown which you said was normal. When I went to open on of the jars it kind of exploded and has a very strong smell. The other one I made just has the strong smell. The cabbage itself looks fine but I’m not really sure if it’s safe to eat or not, I have them stored in the fridge right now so if you could give me some feedback I would greatly appreciate it! I made it by watching your demo too!

    • I’m in the same boat…my salad is in the pantry bubbling away and due to go into the fridge tomorrow. I noticed this evening that the top layer of cabbage (not covered in brine like the lower area) are turning brown looking a bit like mold. I’m guessing that layer should be tossed, but is the rest OK?? And how can I prevent this next time? I jammed the cabbage into the jar as tightly as possible and used the rolled leaves on the top, but maybe that wasn’t enough pressure? Please advise!

  • Hi Kim!

    I just finished reading your book and have to say I’m really excited to get started with it :) I just finished buying the supplements you recommended and stuff for the probiotic and enzyme salad to make it tonight. I’m just wondering though; my probiotics say to only take them once a day and two hours after a meal… Should I still take two a day as your book recommends and first thing in the morning? Thank you so much for writing The BDS. I’ve read so many different books concerning health and nutrition but until reading this book, I never felt as though I really knew if the way I was eating was right or not. I feel like I can get going with this new lifestyle and reach my ideal weight now :)

    Thanks again

    • Hi Shyla, Thank you and that’s fantastic! I prefer taking them on an absolutely empty stomach so they get through the stomach faster and are not caught up in the acids there. Your stomach is probably not empty 2 hours after a meal (unless you just ate a salad). xx

  • Hi, I love your book and have found that I have a lot more energy because of it. One question I have is about the probiotic enzyme salad. I have read about how home canning raw foods can be dangerous (because of botulism and such) and I just wanted to know how to make sure the cabbage I ferment is safe to eat.

  • Hi Kim,

    I am more or less in your Radiant Beauty phase (and have been for a few months), and i really enjoy eating the P&E salad every night with dinner. However, I’ve noticed that every time i eat it, I am incredibly gassy after. It’s very embarrassing, and thus lately i’ve only been eating it on nights when i know i’ll stay in by myself. I take an enzyme supplement before dinner, and thought this would help since i know it helps regulate digestion.

    Is this a phase or will it pass once i am more cleansed? I mostly follow your rules, with an occasional gluten meal or alcoholic beverages. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Hi Jo,
      Remember as I say in the BDS, you may be gassy at first, b/c the P & E Salad is starting to root up lots of old waste. It should pass in a few weeks. If it is really bothersome, try cutting back the amounts you are having. xx

  • Hi!

    I bought your book about a month ago and have been doing the GGS everyday! I just made some probiotic and enzyme salad but I was out of town so it sat in the cupboard for 7 days, is it ok if I take out top layers and put in fridge still or does it HAVE to be taken out on day 5?

    Also, what do you think about air pop popcorn as a snack on occasion?



  • Hi Kim,
    The recipe for the PES have same probleman, I saw your video doing the recipe, but I was wondering, how long the PES takes to be rigth done?

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  • Hi Kim!

    Just bought your book and getting started next week! very excited. Im a bit confused about the probiotic supplement. Do you have a specific brand you can recommend? I have heard that some brands are less effective than others and am somewhat overwhelmed at the store. Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

    • Hi there. I like the Dr. Ohira brand b/c of it’s effective delivery system and the range of its active cultures. xx

  • Hi Kimberley,

    Would the bought sauerkraut be as effective or similar to your probiotic/enzyme salad?

    I take probiotics everyday, I find them amazing.

    Also half way though you book and already started fallowing the plan!

    Would love your advice!

    Loren Ryan

    • Hi Loren,
      Wonderful! If you can find raw storebought sauerkraut (not the kind that is cooked or pasteurized) it is effective, but making it yourself allows you to control the amount of sodium it contains. xx

  • I made the P&E salad and put it in my pantry. It stunk up my whole kitchen…is that normal??? Also the brine raised to the top of the jars, so I was wondering if that meant that air had spoiled the cabbage?? I don’t know what its suppose to taste like and I’m scared to eat it in case it’s gone bad. Could you please let me know what is normal for the salad and how it’s suppose to taste. I put them in the fridge in case they are still good. I’m anxious to eat them but I don’t want to end up in the ER with food poisoning. I’d appreciate your feedback..thanks

    • Hi Alisha,
      have you ever eaten raw sauekraut before? If not then it is a good idea to try some, in the refrigerated section of the health store, so you have an idea of the taste. It’s really important that you sterilized everything before. If you smell it and it smells “off” throw it out immediately. The taste should be tangy. xx

    • Hi Alisha,

      I am a newbie creating the P&E salad, and I am very nervous also. Same thing happened to me, my entire kitchen smells and the brine is leaking out, I also see it bubbling which is supposed to be ok! Im terrified!! Anyone that can help will be greatly appreciated. I don’t think Kim has the time to answer everyone’s posts!


  • Hi Kimberly,

    I bought your book about a week ago and I have working my way though it. I love that there is so much information and research provided. I see that there is a brand of probiotic that you recommend, but I don’t see a recommended brand of digestive enzyme. Is there a brand you prefer? I am very new to this and want to make sure not to buy anything that isn’t effective. Thank you, Ciara.

  • Hi Kim,

    Is there an alternative to doing enemas/colonics? Would I be able to take a detox pill or powder instead to cleanse? My skin has been breaking out badly since I began to eat healthier so I believe my body needs a cleanse. Thank you for any advice you can offer!


  • Dear Kimberly,

    First off- thank you so much! You have completely changed how I think about food, dieting, and overall health! My question is about unpasteurized miso paste. I was at Whole Foods and there were a couple different types: red, white, and barley. What type do you recommend?

  • I forgot my P&E in the cabinet for 8 days it look & smell just fine but the juice is thick like slim & it’s not a lot of juice left. Normally I have a lot of juice. How do I know if its gone bad?

  • Hi Kim,

    I’ve been taking daily probiotics you recommend, and been eating the probiotic and enzyme salad, and have actually been having the REVERSE effects. I feel sluggish, lost all my energy and my usual bubbly, happy demeanor. I feel bloated, constipated, gassy and uncomfortable at all times, and I have chronic headaches and can’t sleep. Is this normal at the beginning? I know you mention that when we start cleansing that its normal to shake up negative feelings, but this feels worse than normal.

  • hi kim,

    i just started reading your book and absolutely love it! i got the probiotics you recommend but is there a digestive enzyme brand that you recommend? please let me know as there are sooooooo many out there and would love to know which one you use.

    thank you!


  • Hi Kimberly,

    You mentioned storing your probiotic salad at a temperature of 70-75 degrees…we live in the Northwest and keep the heat in our house at 62-67 most days. Is that too cold?

    Also, if you’re taking probiotic supplements, should you eat the salad too, or is it possible to have too much probiotics?


  • Hey Kim,

    So I tried making the P&E salad and I just now tasted it, but had to spit it out. I’m really not sure how to tell if it’s okay to eat. I have tried the Bubbies sauerkraut, and the salad I made tastes nothing like it. Maybe I didn’t add enough salt? Anyways, I put my jars in a bag and they ended up leaking in the bag, and the bag smells TERRIBLE! Like an outhouse! However, my P&E salad didn’t taste or even smell like how the bag smells. I just really don’t know if it is okay to eat….

  • Kimberly,
    Ok I am making the enzyme salad at home, but have a question. The jar lid has pooped up in places I think because of the gas. Is it stillsafe to eat? Color looks good, but I have not opened yet to try. I didn’t know if this was normal or not as this is my 1st time. Please help. Thank you.

  • Hi Kim,

    I just made the Probiotic and Enzyme salad, and the cabbage tastes fine, however it has a a bit of a tang/fizziness. Is this ok? Or should I chuck it and attempt another batch?

    Thank you!


  • Hi, I made the salad last night based on the recipe but I use the pre-shredded cabbage in a tub. I was wondering if you might suggest a replacement for the rolled leaves that are supposed to go on the top? I couldnt think of anything that would serve the same purpose.
    Thank you so much! Ive learned alot from your book!

  • Hi Kim,

    I am so obsessed with the diet and the philosophies espoused therein. I am doing well with following the plan overall and have started craving or preferring raw veggies over cooked. I had been a vegan for a year prior to starting and vegetarian for the 18 years before that.

    I sometimes get very dizzy and nausious in the afternoon but find if I eat heavier foods, per the book, it makes me feel a little better. Any suggestions?

    Also, I am not a huge fan of the way the PES tastes (although mine tastes way better than the store bought kind) and thinking about eating cabbage that was soaking in water (rotting?) makes it worse. Is it ok to drown it in Saracha (spicy asian chili sauce)?

    Finally can you recommend a MgO7 online? The one I bought us just Magnesium, but when I read the back of the label, it says “as Magnesium Oxide”. Is that the same thing?

    Again thank you for all you do. I make Sally’s Salsa for my friends and family all the time to help them eat more veggies in their diet.

    Please keep up the wonderful job you are doing.

    • Hi Dana,
      Wonderful! Make sure you do eat some grounding foods. Quinoa at lunch is great, or some chia pudding, or even the Open-Faced Avo Beauty sandwich, especially if you are getting dizzy.

      You can try playing with the spices in the P & E salad- try carraway seeds or take out the ginger, for instance. It should taste pretty mild. The brand I like for the MagOxy is Aerobic Life.
      Keep in touch! xx

  • Hi Kimberly,

    I’d like to echo the questions above about whether the mixture is safe to eat if the lid bulges. I used new jars, lids, and rings, and after 5 days the lids had bulged and the mixture exploded out of the jars when I opened them. Because of the risk of botulinum toxin growing in anaerobic environments, I’m not sure I trust this batch. It’s also hard to detect an “off” smell because all I smell is ginger. :-) Appreciate your insight!

  • I made this salad and after (patiently :) waiting 5 days put it in the fridge and couldn’t wait to try it that night…but then I got a bit scared. It smelled great (like ginger and sauerkraut), but the consistency definitely seems off. It is slimey and the cabbage is very soft, almost mushy soft. I only left it out the recommended 5 days, but maybe it was too warm in my house? Should I throw out this batch and try again, or is it suppose to be on the softer side instead of crisp like other sauerkrauts? I would love any input you have!!

    Thank you

  • Cabbage is said to inhibit thyroid function. Will this salad do this as well. My thyroid numbers are a bit high…..thank you, Carol

    • I am having the same question as well, I have also heard Kale lowers thyroid function as well which is the staple of several salads. I recently went off my thyroid medication since I only have mild hypothyroidism but I don’t further decrease my thyroid production through this detox

  • Hi Kim! Thanks for the great advice!! Can you tell me the difference in water kefir and your probiotic salad? Which would you recommend for someone with cystic acne prone skin? Thanks!!

  • Hi Kim, I was wondering what’s the optimal fermentation time for cabbage? My granny used to do it in wooden barrels adding shredded carrots and other veggies at times, it always came out perfect. I love red cabbage the most, it contains lots of glutamine.

  • Hi,

    I need a list of recipe because I am deaf and I can’t hear what you said. Looking forward to making the probiotic & enzyme salad soon. After I make it, what should I eat it with?


  • Hi Kim,

    I just bought your book and am eager to get started on becoming a blossoming beauty. Is there anything that I can substitute the Probiotic & Enzyme salad with? I really can’t force myself to eat sauerkraut without gagging.

  • Hey Kim, I love your book, it’s been a lifesaver for me. Trying the probiotic and enzyme salad, I am worried as well because my lids have bubbled and my jars are leaking. I looked through all the replies and didn’t see the answer to the question. I wonder what’s gone wrong, as I’m sure it’s not supposed to do that. I followed your directions carefully, packed it down very firmly, and left the 2 inch space for the rolled cabbage leaves. Thanks so much for your lovely insights!

  • Hi Kimberly! I hope it’s not too late to post a question on the Probiotic and Enzyme salad since I know this thread was from a while ago. Lately, I’ve been having some problems with the making of the P&E salad. After I’ve prepared it (according to your recipe and your demo in the video) and I put it in the temperature control bag to start the 5 day culturing, nearly all the brine spills over and out of the mason jars. This is with the jars standing up right in the bag. I’m left with almost none of the brine and and the cabbage tastes and smells foul. It also makes quite a mess and can make the reusable bag smell. Do you ever experience this? Is there a certain brand of mason jars that you recommend? I don’t believe I’m filling the jar too much with the purified water at the end of stuffing the jars with the cabbage shreds. Thanks in advance for your help! I’d love to get back on track with eating the P&E salad since its awesome.

  • I posted this before but I am getting nervous.
    I made the salad as directed 36 hours ago.
    One of the jars made a loud noise and the lid is dented upwards.
    Could the jar explode?
    The other 2 jars seem fine.
    I just don’t know if I should take it outside before I have a disaster.

  • Hi Kimberly,

    Love your site! I made some of your regular sauerkraut – cabbage, water, salt – and put it in sterlized jars in a warm area. BUT I didn’t realize you only needed to leave it out for 5 days. I made it about 12 days ago. I just opened the 4 jars up, took out the rolled cabbage and refrigerated them. Are they ok to eat? They are not black. The juice doesn’t look clear but alittle cloudy. Want to make sure we don’t get sick! Thanks!

  • Went right by the directions for the probiotic salad and had a severe case of histamine re-action from it. Took 3 days to finally be back to normal. Anyoone else had this problem?

  • Hi Kimberly!

    I just did my few batch of the salad, but I’m a bit afraid that it did not turn out fine. It seems like sauerkraut, but the thing is, I always feel like I have a very bad sense of smell, and don’t want to be sick eating something I shouldn’t. Could you let me know what time of texture/smell it would be like if it wasn’t good to eat? And is it a big deal if I have some that is not good?! I wouldn’t want to get sick “tasting” it…
    Thank you soooo much!


  • Can you tell me where I can purchase the temperature controlled bag that you used in your video? Our house is always so cold at night because my husband can not sleep with the heat on that I’m afraid is would not work without one.

  • I really want to try this salad but i have so much trouble with cabbage and the whole cabbage family. I get very bloated and painful gas. Love the taste and i want to try the glowing lean system but i am sure that the enzyme salad is big part of it. Is there away to combat the symptoms i get when i eat cabbage?

  • Hi Kimberly,

    I just tried making this salad 3 days ago and I just went to check on it in the cupboard and noticed that the lid was popped and that the container was leaking (Same deal as Teal wrote). I figured that oxygen has already gotten in so I opened the jar to a very fizzy container and removed the rolled cabbage which had sprung out. I have not seen a reply to this problem either. Did we do something wrong if this happens? Can I reseal this bottle and continue for another 2 days? I really want to ensure I am not endangering myself with these active enzymes. Kimberly please reply.

    • That also happened to me while I was away from home. I, though, opened a bottle and it smelled and tasted fine to me. I just hope it’s not toxic. Kimberly, please let us know! Thank you!

  • Hi Kimberly,

    I love the probiotic enzyme salad and it is doing wonders for my digestive problems. I made a batch of it and my fridge freezes in the back sometimes and some of my jars got partially frozen. Is my salad still any good? I would hate to throw them out! Thanks a lot and best wishes!

    • Hi Yvonne,
      I can’t get this website to answer any of my questions and since you make this salad all the time, I was hoping you could help me. After making the pro biotic & enzyme salad, is the juice supposed to be “syrupy” in consistency? I’ve never even eaten sauerkraut so I don’t know if my salad came out right or not.

  • Hi Kimberly,
    I am just about to make my first batch of P & E salad, but after reading all of the posts with the salad going wrong, I am apprehensive about starting it. I live in Arizona, and it is cold right now, but some days are warmer than others. should I maybe keep in in the garage? And also, as long as the jars are glass and airtight/slerilized , they can be any kind of jars?

    Thanks, your book and way of life are super inspiring and I believe will save my life. :)

  • Hi Kimberly,

    What brand of magnesium oxygen supplements do you recommend? And is there a special mg amount I should be taking every night?

    Love your book!

  • I have a question – what I should take first in the morning, water with lemon or probiotic? Should I wait 20 minutes in between? (I hope not). And same question about evening Mag 07 and probiotic? Please help – I am a little bit confused. Thanks

  • Hi Kimberly,

    I just made the probiotic salad on Sunday and I came home yesterday to a mess. My jar lids were bursting at the seems and the juice was purpley all over everything in the cabinet. I cleaned the mess and put the jars in the refrigerator, but I don’t know if they are safe to eat. Please help…I read this happened to two other readers above. Can you please give us some kind troublshooting tips…so we can go on and become digestively sound fitness warriers like you? :-)

    Thanks kindly,


    • This happened to me too. What are we doing wrong? Would really like to get started on this salad but every time I’ve tried to make it my mason jars leak like crazy. Kim, help us!

      • Maybe your packing in way too much cabbage. You have to give about two inches of space to allow the gas to rise. I hope this helps. This is my second time making it.

  • Hi Kim I just finish reading your first book really love IT! I tried to make the probiotic and enzyme salad I added all the ingredients except the miso paste on the second day I notice the lid was open and some of the cabbage leave came out the third day the entire kitchen smell really bad so I threw it away is it suppose to smell like that?

  • Hi,
    Is it okay to buy an organic, raw sauerkraut? I found some that are low salt, and salt free. If someone could let me know if they’ve tried one or these or something similar that would be amazing!

    Here are the links:

  • Hi Kim,

    I am a huge fan of yours & have had a lot of success following your ideas.

    I just tried the probiotic salad for the first time and was wondering – is it possible to put too much cabbage into a jar and pack it too much? I filled an entire mason jar with one head of purple cabbage & half a bag of green. I packed it really well, but, I had to keep letting air out twice daily to keep it from overflowing. Is it best to let that batch go?

  • Hi,

    i love Sauerkraut but i always get bloated after eating it, also pure. Is this normal? It doesn’t feel so :( Where could be a problem? I do it myself with salt, nothing more added.


    • Hi Angel…the fermentation process to create all of those healthy nutrients takes about 5 days. You can store sealed jars of salad in the refrigerator for up to a month or so, once the seal has been broken, it will keep for up to 1 month. Hope this helps! ;)

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