Friday, August 1, 2014

Fizzy Coconut Water Kefir Recipe

Dear Readers! 

Passionately Raw! is taking a short summer break, but before I go I would like to share with you a fantastically refreshing coconut water kefir recipe. This drink will not only keep you hydrated on a hot summer day, it will help you restore your intestinal flora and improve the digestion.

~ Fizzy Coconut Water Kefir ~

  • 4 cups coconut water (preferably straight from the young coconut)
  • 1/4 cup water kefir grains (follow package instructions to activate the grains)
  • 1/2 organic lemon 

  • 1 clip top jar (large enough to hold the liquid and allow space between liquid and the lid)
  • 1 clip top bottle
  • a plastic mesh funnel (or a plastic funnel and a cheesecloth - if you are using metal use stainless steel)
  • Pour coconut water into a clean jar.
  • Add water kefir grains and the lemon half. Remember to wash lemon carefully to remove any wax residue form its skin.
  • Close the lid and leave the jar in a warm place for 2-3 days.
  • Carefully open the lid. Using a funnel pour the contents into a bottle. Discard the lemon, but save the kefir grains to start another batch.
  • Seal the bottle with a lid and leave it in the room temperature for 3 or 4 days. Remember to slightly open the lid to allow the fermentation gasses to escape just a bit. When you will hear a slight "burp" close the bottle and let it rest. Do it twice a day to prevent bottle from exploding.
  • When your kefir is fizzy enough for you, put the bottle in the fridge and keep it cool.
  • Enjoy chilled in good company on its own or with a slice of lime or lemon. Dare to add fresh sage or mint.
Tip: Do not attempt to make coconut water kefir using the regular milk kefir cultures. They will not work in coconut water!

Summer is such a wonderful time of the year. Enjoy what you are up to and remember that now is the best time to put more raw fruits and vegetables on your table.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. - John Lubbock

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