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How to make Water Kefir

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I think we all can agree that soda pop is not the healthiest drink option. But, I am sure we can all also agree that soda pop just tastes good ha ha! Having ditched soda several years ago, there were still times I craved it. So, when I discovered there was a way to make a fizzy, refreshing drink right here at home, I was on it! Making Homemade soda pop || water kefir is such a satisfying recipe to make!

All you need water kefir grains to get started. They are very inexpensive and can be purchased online. I got mine from the cultures for health website, but, they are also available on Amazon. You will also need air tight glass bottles to hold the carbonation. I got mine from Amazon, just search for swing top bottle.

Water Kefir grains

So, to get started, will need to activate your grains according to the instructions provided. Once activated, they will be your starter culture for as long as you decide to continue making the kefir. Simply add 1/2 cup very hot water to a glass quart jar and add in 1/4 cup sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and add 3 more cups of filtered water. Make sure the water is cool before adding your grains. Once it is cooled, simply add your grains and place a coffee filter with a rubber band around it and let it sit on the counter for 24 hours.

Once it has set on the counter for at least 24 hours, you can bottle it up! You will need a flip top bottle for this. They are easy to find online. Once bottled, add about 1/4 cup of fruit juice and close the lid. Let it sit on the counter for 24 hours and then refrigerate! That’s it! A gut healthy, probiotic rich substitute for soda pop!

Bottled water kefir

I hope you will give water kefir a try in your kitchen to add a healthy substitution to soda pop. Click below for a video tutorial!

See you soon,

Mary

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