Sparkling, probiotic, fruity water kefir you can easily make at home! This version was prepared with dried dates, lemon and orange slices, and fermented for 3 days.
This lovely refreshing drink is linked to various health benefits, including improved immunity and even protection against certain types of cancer. Dairy-free and vegan-friendly, this tasty beverage offers beneficial bacteria and yeast!
Furthermore, this fermented drink has a low glycemic load and no caffeine.
All you need are dried fruits, fresh citrus, spring water, sugar, and kefir grains. Kefir grains are actually from a mexican cactus!
View my tutorial to see how easy it is to make!
1,75 L (7 cups) filtered or spring water
1/2 cup kefir grains
1 lemon and 1 orange, sliced
4 dried figs or dates
A 2L glass jar (very clean or sterilized), a clean dish towel or coffee filter, bol and utensils made of wood or plastic, no metal.
- In the glass jar, start by dissolving your sugar in the 1,75L of water.
- Add your kefir grains and about 6 slices of lemon and oranges, and your dates.
- Cover your jar with a dishtowel or coffee filter and secure it with an elastic.
- Store your jar at room temperature, away from sunlight, and let ferment for about 3 days. During the fermentation process, a natural white deposit will appear in your drink; it’s normal, the friendly microbes in the kefir grains are multiplicating. When your dried fruits float to the top of your drink, the fermentation process is activated, but you should wait at least 1 more day before straining and drinking your kefir.
- After 2 or 3 days, when your drink tastes lightly fizzy and a little acidic, remove the fruit with tongs. Place your strainer over a bowl and strain your kefir in order to separate it from the kefir grains.
- Discard the dried fruits and press your lemon and orange slices into your beverage.
- Your kefir is now ready to be enjoyed, or placed in the fridge, in an airtight glass jar, to stop the fermenting process.
Drink your kefir within the next 4 days.
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