How to Make Water Kefir

///How to Make Water Kefir

How to Make Water Kefir

3 bottles of water kefir

Kefir is one of the oldest fermentations used by humans. A few years ago we wrote some articles introducing kefir, discussing some amazing uses for kefir,  explaining how to make milk kefir and then we shared this delicious kefir smoothie recipe.

Now I want to show you how to make the other type – water kefir, also known as fruit kefir – a soft and light fermented beverage, filled with enzymes and beneficial bacteria for our intestinal flora.

Deliciously effervescent, refreshing and nutritious, this probiotic soda is a real treasure for the health of all. 

Kefir takes just a few minutes to prepare and it’s ready to drink in 24 to 48 hours. It is very economical and, consumed regularly, constitutes an excellent preventive and curative medicine.

jar of water kefir
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    Ingredients
    • First Fermentation
    • 1 clean glass jar/jug/container
    • 1 clean cloth or coffee filter
    • 1 plastic sieve
    • 1 litre water bottled or filtered
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • half a lemon sliced
    • 2 dried figs
    • 3 tablespoons water kefir grains
    • Second Fermentation
    • selection of fruit or flavourings of choice eg: banana, peach, pineapple, lemon, ginger, carob, raisin, kiwi, etc
    Ingredients
    • First Fermentation
    • 1 clean glass jar/jug/container
    • 1 clean cloth or coffee filter
    • 1 plastic sieve
    • 1 litre water bottled or filtered
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • half a lemon sliced
    • 2 dried figs
    • 3 tablespoons water kefir grains
    • Second Fermentation
    • selection of fruit or flavourings of choice eg: banana, peach, pineapple, lemon, ginger, carob, raisin, kiwi, etc
      Instructions
        First Fermentaion 24 hours
        1. Fill the glass jar with the water and sugar, stir to dissolve. Drop in the figs and lemon slices and then add the kefir grains. Be sure to use only plastic utensils - not metal.
        2. Cover the container with some cheesecloth or a coffee filter and secure with string or an elastic band.
        3. Leave to sit for 24 hours away from direct sunlight.
        Second Fermentation 12 Hours
        1. Remove the figs and lemon slices and pour the liquid into a clean jug - catching the kefir grains with a plastic sieve.water kefir grains
        2. Pour kefir liquid into clean glass bottles and add fruit or flavourings of your choice. Leave a bit of space at the top of the bottle to avoid explosions.
        3. Set aside (out of direct sunlight) to ferment for another 12 hours.
        4. Place the bottles in the fridge and serve cold.bottles of kefir with fruit
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        By | 2017-08-10T09:17:27+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

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        Aisha was born and raised in Australia but her adult life has been somewhat nomadic, as she pursued two passions - travel and a simple, holistic lifestyle - these led her to Morocco where she and her family now live on a small rural property.

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