Many people are familiar with kombucha while few people have heard of kefir water. Kefir water is a naturally fermented beverage, teeming with beneficial probiotic bacteria in the form of Lactobacillus acidophilus and many other strains that help promote a healthy digestive system.
Kefir means “feel good” in Turkish and the grains are fabled to be a gift from God. When placed in a sugary liquid the grains consume the sugars, ferment the liquid, and the grains multiply in quantity. After multiple batches, this gift from God can become a gift from you to a friend!
Kefir water is especially easy to make. Add some sugary substance of your choice (I’ve been using coconut nectar) to water, then add the kefir grains and cover with a muslin cloth. Let the substance ferment for 24-72 hours. Once the initial fermentation is done to your liking strain out the kefir grains, setting them aside for your next batch. You can now add some flavor to your stained kefir water or keep it natural for a second fermentation. It’s just that easy.
Probably the hardest part is finding the grains. I got mine from KefirLife’s store front on Amazon. Or if your in the Summit County, Colorado area, let me know. I would be delighted to give you some of my kefir spawn. They are growing out of control!