Coconut water kefir is a fermented beverage made from kefir ‘grains’ which are extremely beneficial organisms of bacteria that have the ability to promote good digestion, immunity, gut health, and enhance the brain and mood. Kefir is traditionally a cultured milk beverage. The word kefir derives from the Turkish word “Keyif” which means “good feeling.”
Coconut water kefir contains the beneficial microbes found in traditional kefir and at the same time offering all the benefits of raw, living coconut water.
Since coconut water kefir goes through a process of fermentation, beneficial bacteria and yeast transform the natural sugars found in coconut water, releasing powerful metabolites that are significantly beneficial for the body.
How to Make Coconut Water Kefir
There are 3 ways to prepare coconut water kefir:
- By using kefir grains
- By using existing kefir as a starter
- By using a kefir starter culture
However, the most affordable way is to use kefir grains (water or milk kefir grains).
- 5 tablespoons live organic water kefir grains
- 7 cups fresh organic coconut water
- 1 organic Ceylon cinnamon stick
You should pour the coconut water into a ½ gallon jar. Add the water kefir grains and cover the jar loosely. Let it stand for 48 hours but make sure it is no longer than 48 hours since longer fermentation can cause an explosion. When the culturing process ends, it will get a lighter color and the kefir grains will rise up to the top. Next, you should remove the grains, and you can use them again if you immediately want to make another batch.
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