Coconut water kefir is one of those health-promoting fermented beverages. It is a remarkable source of probiotics, electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins. This beverage is high in the following vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and beta carotene.
Coconut water kefir is a better option compared to regular kefir because it does not possess the problematic ingredients like lactose and casein that regular dairy contains. This drink contains the most powerful probiotics that have a more beneficial effect on your digestive system compared to any dairy probiotic food like yogurt.
Moreover, coconut water possesses electrolytes and minerals, which are actually the same as those present in your blood.
Here Is Why You Should Consume Coconut Water Kefir:
- Improves the function of your endocrine system
- Abounds in dietary minerals, including chloride, potassium, and natural sodium
- Improves digestion
- Increases metabolism
- Boosts your immune system
- Curbs sugar cravings
- Boosts energy
- Promotes hydration
- Relieves the symptoms of PMS
- Clears your skin
- Enhances eyesight
- Kills pathogenic yeasts in your body
Here Is How to Prepare Coconut Water Kefir:
You can prepare your coconut water kefir in 3 ways:
- By using a kefir starter culture
- By using existing kefir as a starter
- By using kefir grains
We will use water kefir grains in this recipe.
Coconut Water Kefir Recipe
- 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick
- 5 tbsp. of water kefir grains
- 7 cups of fresh coconut water
Pour the coconut water into a 1/2 gallon jar.
Then, add the cinnamon stick and water kefir grains in it. Next, cover it loosely and allow it to sit for 2 days. Make sure it does not ferment too long because it may explode.
After 48 hours, your coconut water should become lighter in color and cloudy. In addition, the kefir grains should rise up to the top of the jar. Then, you should remove the kefir grains. You can use them for a new batch. Or you may want to keep them in some water in your refrigerator.
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- Johnson, Rashelle. ”Fermenting vol. 4: Water Kefir”;