How to Make Water Kefir


Hi everyone.
Water Kefir is amazing for our guts and our health in general.
It’s so easy to make your own water kefir and it contains millions of beneficial probiotic microorganisms, vitamins, minerals amino acids and live enzymes.

If there’s one thing we’re missing in this day and age, it’s good bacteria,
Antibiotics, unhealthy foods and our general western stressy life-style kills off our friendly bacteria that we so desperately need to keep ourselves in tip top form.
Brewing your own  water kefir could be helpful in  balancing the bacteria in the gut.

Kefir is mild and a little fizzy and only takes about 24 to 72 hours to brew.

You need  your water kafir grains,  you can get them online or from a friend (you will have more than you need after a couple of brews).

Mix it with white sugar, ginger, lemon juice and a handful of dried fruit.
The grains grow and metabolise the sugar and you end up with a really tasty , refreshing drink full of healthy bacteria.

I use white sugar because I think it gives the drink a smoother taste, but you can use most sugars, but stay away from honey as it’s antibacterial and can hamper the grains growth.

You can put a lid on your jar or just a cheesecloth with a string around to keep creepy crawlies out.
Leve it on your countertop for at least 24 hours, the warmer your house the quicker it goes.. Taste as you go along.

Use a wooden or plastic spoon. to taste..

When your kefir is done, strain with a plastic sieve..
The grains are ready to be used straight away or you can keep them in the fridge for a week with a little sugary water.
I use the fruits in my stews.
Transfer to bottles and keep in the fridge.

Water Kefir
Ingredients:

– Water Kefir Grains  I get mine here

– 1 litre filtered water

– 1/3 cup suger

– thin slice of ginger

– 5 apricots without sulphites

– juice from 1/2 lemon

Method:
Dissolve the sugar in the water. Add ginger, apricots, lemon juice and the kefir grains. Let it brew between 24 and 72 hours. Use 1/2 cup of the grains or a bit less to start the batch.

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Greetings from Stockholm!

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Greetings from Stockholm!!
It’s all about water over here. We look for an amazingly clean natural spring water and admire the views as you can see in the video below.
It’s also crayfish party time right now, my favourite!
Friends and family gather over a ginormous bowl of crayfish accompanied by vodka, cheese and bread. Yum! Well not the vodka for me but I like the idea of it. It’s also very important to wear a silly hat!

XXX Lisa

Health Benefits: Coconut Water

Coconut water

I absolutely love anything coco-nutty.
I cook in coconut oil, use it in my hair, eat the ice-cream and I drink coconut water. Often!
It’s deliciously sweet, low in calories and packed full of goodness and you can get it anywhere nowadays.
Coconut water is the clear liquid from young green coconuts (not the brown small ones in the picture, but they don’t sell the green ones in my supermarket) and they can contain up to one liter in a nut.
It’s full of health promoting vitamins like the B’s and vitamin C and important minerals like potassium, magnesium, sulphur, chlorine and also plant hormones called cytokinins that have anti-aging and anti disease fighting properties. It also stops me raiding the biscuit-tin mid afternoon.

Apart from plain water, it’s the only drink I reach for after exercise, due to its high content of electrolytes, it’s especially high in potassium.
It’s quite common to be a bit deficient in potassium, and especially teenage girls might need a potassium boost.
It’s been suggested that because we used to eat a potassium rich diet, low in sodium, the body held on to the sodium and is still doing this even though nowadays, it’s the other way around.

Coconut water is apparently also an excellent hangover cure something I’m about to find out Tuesday Morning 🙂