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Make Your Own Water Kefir

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January 03, 2020 by reCAP®
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready Time: 1 days
  • Serves: 2 people
Kefir provides you with a healthy substitute for flavored water. It has a probiotic punch that your body will love! A few of the many things that it does is reduce sugar cravings, heal skin, support digestion and if you drink 1-2 glasses of kefir per day in about three months your high blood pressure can be corrected. Once you have made the kefir you can substitute it for water in other recipes. This easy how-to will show you the few basic steps you need to make the perfect kefir. Happy Kefiring!
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Kefir is made from something known as kefir grains. This is not your typical grain like wheat or rye. These grains are clusters of bacteria and yeast. The grains look like crystals in a way. Kefir can also not be manufactured; therefore, it is 100% natural.

It is not completely determined when and where water kefir grains originated. But, Mexico is most likely the place of origin. According to research, the grains form on the pads of a cactus known as the Opuntia cactus from Mexico. The first documentation of actual water kefir use is in the late 1800’s. But, no matter what part of the world it originated from, all the techniques for making water kefir are the same. Adding a sugary liquid to the grains and allowing to sit and ferment for 24-48 hours.  

It is a bit difficult to understand the whole kefir process. When you leave the water kefir for 12-24 hours you are allowing it to ferment. This means you are adding bacteria and or yeast to a liquid. I know bacteria sounds like a bad thing, but kefir grains hold good bacteria. When the grains are added to the water and sugar, they remove the less healthy parts of the sugar. This leaves you with a probiotic-rich liquid.  The kefir result should be a semi-sweet water. A trick that I like to do is not use the first batch of water kefir. Sometimes the kefir grains need another ferment cycle to get that right tasting kefir finish. I recommend not using the first batch but making another batch with the same grains.  After you strain the grains you can drink it right away or store it in the fridge to be chilled. Once it is to your preferred temperature you can use it in many different recipes! 

Check out our eBook that comes with the kefir kit for a list of yummy kefir recipes! 

Make Your Own Water Kefir
Recipe icon.
Recipe
January 03, 2020 by reCAP®
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready Time: 1 days
  • Serves: 2 people

Water Kefir

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cup(s) Water
  • 1/4 cup(s) Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Kefir Grains

Instructions

  1. Put kefir grains in regular mouth Mason jar.
  2. Add the sugar to another jar with 1/2 cup of hot water. Stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Add 2.5-3.5 cups of filtered/previously boiled room temperature water to the sugar water.
  4. Make sure it is cooled to room temperature and then add to Mason jar with kefir grains.
  5. Let sit for 12-24 away from the sun at room temperature.
  6. After 12-24 hours strain into a wide mouth Mason jar and enjoy!
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