Coconut water kefir is a delicious drink that is full of probiotics and electrolytes. It’s also very low in sugar, as the sugar is eaten up during the fermentation process. It’s a perfect healthy drink for any time of the day.
Pete Evans and I had a go in his kitchen, making coconut water kefir, and it was really simple, loads of fun and produced a delicious fizzy drink.
1 litre glass jar to ferment in
1 TBS spoon organic raw sugar
2 x organic dried figs
- Dissolve the sugar in the 1 litre jar in a little hot water
- Top up with Natural Raw C coconut water (1 litre)
- Add ¼ cup Imbibe water kefir grains
- Cover with a muslin cloth and secure with elastic band
- Leave to ferment in a warm spot for around 48 hours
- Remove the water kefir grains by straining them out.
- Bottle the coconut water kefir and add any flavourings (like pineapple, mint, cucumber etc.)
- Leave in the bottle on the bench top to ferment a further 12 – 48 hours until its as fizzy as you like.
- Refrigerate and enjoy cold!
Here are some flavouring ideas for the secondary fermentation:
- Lemon juice
- Guava nectar/fruit
- Mango juice/fruit
These are the benefits of probiotic coconut water kefir:
- Packed with living probiotics to help gut health leading to better overall wellness
- High in electrolytes for increased hydration
- More energy
- Better digestion and absorption of nutrients from your food
- Glowing skin because the skin and the gut are related organs, so if you can get the gut humming, your skin will follow suit.
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HOW TO MAKE WATER KEFIR
So, you have your water kefir grains… now what?
Here is our step-by-step guide to making the best water kefir at home!
It’s everything you need to know and nothing you don’t.
Watch this video as Pete and I make coconut water kefir together.
And if you want to know more about how to add more probiotic drinks into your life, I’ve created an incredible online course called KITCHEN ALCHEMY.