Taking care of your gut health? This carbonated drink is an other great addition to your list of gut healing food and drink.
Water kefir is a probiotic drink made with kefir grains.
These grains consist of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. The term “kefir grains” describes the look of the culture only. It contains no actual “grains” such as wheat, rye, etc.
With proper care, water kefir grains can be used indefinitely to make water kefir. It contains no dairy and are grown in filtered water and organic sugar.
Water kefir grains are reusable. Once a batch of water kefir is finished culturing, simply remove the water kefir grains and place them in fresh sugar water. If cared for properly, water kefir grains have an unlimited life span and can be used repeatedly to make water kefir.
To prepare this sweet fizzy probiotic drink you will need
Sugar water (15ml sugar for 250ml water dissolved)
1/2 lemon with skin if organic or remove it if not
1 dried fig
Jar and a cloth or a coffee filter
Put all ingredients in a jar and cover with either a cloth or a coffee filter secured by a rubber band. Let it culture in a dark warm space for 24-48 hours. When culturing process is complete, strain the grains. Put the carbonated water in a jar in the refrigerator. Put the grains back in a sugar water solution either to start a new batch or put in the fridge waiting next time.