Having a healthy gut’s probably the single most important thing to focus on in your pursuit of creating or maintaining a vibrant and healthy body.
We all know probiotics are something we need more of, but few people know how simple it is to create your own!
4 cups coconut water
3 tbsp water kefir grains
or a water kefir starter
(Easy Kefir or Body Ecology are good)
As an alternative, you can purchase ready to use coconut water kefir and add a few tablespoons to your coconut water as a kefir starter. Repeat the same process as above, replacing kefir grains or kefir starter with coconut water kefir.
Take a jar or bottle with a pressure release lid (like a flip-top lid with a rubber seal).
Place the coconut water and kefir grains or starter in the jar.
Allow to ferment at room temperature (or in a warm spot if you live in cold weather) for 18−36 hours. The fermentation will depend a lot on how warm the room temperature is. It’s good to try every 12 hours to check how fizzy and fermented it is. Strain off the kefir grains (if using) once kefir is fizzy.
They will store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You will need to keep feeding them. Check the instructions given to you by your water kefir grain supplier.
Use your coconut water kefir to create your own kefir drinks, coconut yoghurt or bread.