Have you Fallen in Love with the Refreshing Taste of Water Kefir?
The good news is that brewing water kefir at home is easy. It not only saves you money, but it puts you in total control of your brew, which unlocks the unlimited flavoring world, allowing you to customize your water kefir with your favorite flavors, fruits, spices, and herbs. If you have water and sugar at your house, then you can make water kefir!
In this article, we will go over exactly what you’ll need and how to start brewing water kefir at home. Let’s learn!
Water Kefir is the original soda – seriously, people have been brewing this delicious carbonated concoction for hundreds of years and most likely even more. Water Kefir is a natural, light, and refreshing carbonated drink made from water, sugar, and the water kefir grains. These “grains” are not actual grains, but a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast: a SCOBY just like in Kombucha! These little guys turn your sugar water into Water Kefir packed with nutritional probiotics and amazing flavor.
Water Kefir is a fermented drink boasting similar health benefits to other fermented food and beverages. According to the Harvard Health Blog, these benefits include better gut health and improved cardiovascular health. When brewed correctly and under the right conditions, Water Kefir can be brewed indefinitely using the same starter culture, just like a kombucha or sourdough starter. Water Kefir is much easier to make than yogurt, beer, or wine and typically only takes 48 hours for a complete brew. Just add the water, sugar, and water kefir grains to your brewing jar and watch your grains dance and float while nature takes its course and brews you a beautiful drink!
While store-bought kefir is great and there are many great choices on the shelves, regularly drinking kefir at $3-$5 per bottle can add up quickly.
The good news is that you can easily make your own probiotic beverage that tastes as good as it makes you feel, for a fraction of the cost of store-bought!