Water (Fruit) Kefir

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)

Kefir grains

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.

Sunshine Breakfast Bowl

Coconut yoghurt, mandarin, mango, hulled hemp seeds, cashews.

Yes, again with my homemade coconut yoghurt… can’t get enough! Gives me great satiety feeling. Over here to learn how to make it yourself.

Top the yoghurt with this citrus fruit mandarin 🍊 and you’ll get a great deal of vitamin C. Well needed with winter coming.

Mangoes are sooooo good, I love them. They are packed with antioxidants.

Sprinkle with hemp seeds and cashews. And their, you have a great “sunshine” bowl.

Buy local produce and organic when possible.

How To make Coconut Yoghurt

So you want to make Coconut Yoghurt yourself!

Well it is quite easy. You just need the right ingredients 😉

What are those? Organic full fat coconut milk (or any milk of your choice for that matter) and the best probiotic you can find.

Here in Belgium, Liege, the best is vivomixx which has 450 billion live bacteria per sachet.

If you want to know if your probiotic is good (either to pop like that or to mix with any kind of milk) you empty the sachet/capsule into the milk and let it sit for the night. Next morning, it should be bubbling a little bit and should have started to ferment. If not, it is no use to take them, they won’t be beneficial to your gut. It will be a waste of money.

Before mixing my ingredients, I start and plug in my yoghurt machine. So it reachs it’s temperature before I put in my milk.

So, my Yoghurt maker has 6 glasses of approximately 125ml. That is why I use 2 cans of 400ml of organic full fat coconut milk.

I empty them in a bowl and mix until their is no more lumps.

Then, I add 2 sachets of my vivomixx and mix again. No heating needed in this step.

When all well mixed, I fill each glasses equally. I close the lids and let it be for 8 hours.

When done, after 8 hours, I refrigerate them.

Let them cool for a few hours before eating.

Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of this recipe and if you try other milk or other kind of probiotic… let me know about your own experiment in yoghurt making! Thanks.

Chantal

Coconut Yoghurt, fruits and nuts

This homemade coconut Yoghurt is topped with a banana, a mandarine, some pomegranate, soaked almonds, pecans, flax and hemps seeds and pumpkin spices.

Take a look here for more on the homemade coconut Yoghurt.

Soaked almonds get activated thus having more enzymes. They are easier to digest that way.

They also taste way better! With these fruits and spices, no need to add any sugar. It’s balance is perfect 👌

Coconut Yoghurt

Using the best probiotic to make my own yoghurt, it’s the best!

Nothing but full fat organic coconut milk and 450 billions live bacteria.

No sugar added, no colorant, no emulsifier, no conservatives. Only the good stuff!

Because I eat it with fruits and nuts, I don’t flavour it nor sugar it.

Coconut Yoghurt in preparation

Coconut Yoghurt, after 8h in the Yoghurt maker…. final results! Smooth and tangy!

Click here if you want to see with fruits and nuts on top

You want to make this healthy yoghurt? Click here for the “how to” recipe.

You just want to taste it, not to make it? Click here to order it (available only in Liège city)