Have you ever tried coconut water kefir? This powerful drink is full of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and other important nutrients for our body. According to experts, the drink contains a lot of niacin, riboflavin, beta-carotene, thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid as well as vitamins A, B6, C, E and K.
Being a kefir, the drink is probiotic and far healthier than regular kefir. It doesn’t contain lactose or casein which means that it’s completely safe for lactose intolerant people. Drinking coconut water kefir will improve your absorption of nutrients and your digestive system function as well.
According to studies, coconut water kefir has numerous benefits for our health. It can reduce sugar cravings, boost our immune system, hydrate our body, destroy yeasts and prevent yeast infections, raise our energy levels, relieve PMS symptoms, improve our digestion and eyesight and provide our body with potassium, chloride and sodium.
The coconut water kefir can be prepared with kefir grains, using kefir as a starter or with a kefir starter culture. The best and cheapest way of preparing it is with the help of kefir grains.
- 7 cups coconut water (fresh)
- 5 tablespoons water kefir grains
- Ceylon cinnamon
Take a glass jar and pour the coconut water in it, adding the kefir grains in it. Cover the jar with a gauze and secure with a rubber band, then leave the glass to ferment for 2 full days (no longer!). When fermented, the drink will have a lighter color and the grains should go to the top. You can use the grains for a new batch later. For a sweeter flavor, we suggest adding a Ceylon cinnamon stick in the drink while it ferments. If you like it sour, however, you can go without it.