October 25, 2014

Water Kefir

Water kefir is a healthy drink that contains 80,000 times more probiotics than yogurt and cures you of every disease and illness.  Or at least that's the way people make it sound.

It is healthy for you and it tastes surprisingly good.  It does, however, make you feel bit hippyish with the stuff brewing on the counter.  Expect a few raised eyebrows. Can't say I didn't warn you.  =)

Basic Water Kefir Directions
Find a reliable source of kefir grains.  Mine have multiplied, so, my local friends, I'm happy to share! Here's a close up:

Pour 1/4 c. organic sugar into a bit of hot water and stir to dissolve.

After filling the jar with about 5 c. of cold water, check to make sure it is room temp.  Add in the kefir grains.

Make a breathable lid...coffee filters work quite well!  Leave on the counter at room temp to "brew" for 2-3 days.

((This pic)) is missing, so pretend to see the one where you strain out the grains.  Add fruit and flavorings to the liquid.... lemon peels, ginger, strawberries, blueberries, juice, you name it.  Leave it out on the counter for another 24 hrs and then strain again.

The finished pink drink here turned out very tasty! I used the 3-berry frozen mix from Costco.

I'm convinced I'm a lot healthier now. =)

1 comment:

  1. That does sound a lot yummier than the kombucha stuff I was drinking there for a while :) Thanks for the tip!