Coconut water kefir is considered to be the most beneficial probiotic beverage due to the fact that it has more potent effect on the digestivesystem compared to other dairy products. In addition, dairy is well-known for the acid forming that many people can’t quite handle.
It is actually fermented coconut water that is rich with vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals, including Riboflavin, Niacin, Thiamin, folates, beta carotene etc. It is an unbelievably rich probiotic drink that is believed to be better that regular kefir. Why? Well, the coconut water kefir doesn’t contain some of the problematic substances that the regular one does, meaning that the probiotic benefits will be processed better in your body.
The health benefits from the coconut water kefir are numerous but here are the most important of them:
- Eases PMS
- Aids in digestion
- Enhances hydration
- Improves vision
- Destroys pathogenic yeasts in the body
- Has a cleansing effect on the endocrine system
- More efficient metabolism
- Increases energy
- Clears the skin
- Strengthens the immune system
- Stops sugar cravings
The making of the coconut water kefir
Homemade coconut water kefir can be made in 3 ways:
- By using kefir grains
By using a kefir starter culture
- By using existing kefir as a starter
The kefir grains” method in my opinion is the most simple, interesting and definitely most economical because grains multiply fast, meaning that you’ll have them on hand constantly.
The ingredients needed are the following.
- 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick
- 5 tablespoons water kefir grains
- 7 cups fresh coconut water
Method of preparation:
You place cinnamon stick and the water kefir grains in the coconut water after you had previously added 7 cups of coconut water to ½ gallon jar. Cover the jar loosely and let it sit for 48 hours maximum. Make sure you don’t let if ferment for too long because it may explode.
Once it’s fermented it will become lighter in color and cloudy. The grains should rise to the top once they are done culturing, which is the exact time when you remove the kefir grains. Then, you can store them in water in the fridge or immediately use them for a new batch. Simple as that!