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 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
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.