Coconut water kefir is one of those health-promoting fermented beverages. It is a remarkable source of probiotics, electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins. This beverage is high in the following vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and beta carotene.
This drink does not contain lactose or casein, so it is even healthier than regular kefir, as these ingredients are the most problematic in its content.
Its consumption will help digestion and enhance the absorption of nutrients. Coconut water kefir is considered as the best probiotic drink because its impact on digestion is more powerful when compared to other dairy probiotic foods.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER KEFIR
- Improves vision
- Strengthens the immune system
- Soothes PMS symptoms
- Improves hydration
- It is a rich source of dietary minerals, such as natural sodium, potassium, chloride
- Aids digestion
- Fights pathogenic yeasts in the body
- Prevents sugar cravings
- Boosts the energy levels
It can be prepared in three different ways:
- Use existing kefir as a starter
- Use a kefir starter culture
- Use kefir grains
Yet, the cheapest way is to prepare it using kefir grains, either water or milk kefir grains.
This is how to prepare it:
5 tablespoons of water kefir grains
1 Ceylon cinnamon stick
7 cups fresh of coconut water
You should pour the coconut water into a 1/2 gallon jar and then add the water kefir grains.
Then, add the cinnamon stick and water kefir grains in it. Next, cover it loosely and allow it to sit for 2 days. Make sure it does not ferment too long because it may explode.
As soon as it is fermented, it will turn lighter in color. At the end of the culturing process, the kefir grains will rise up to the top, and you need to remove them.
If you want to prepare another batch right away, you can use the kefir grains again. Enjoy your drink and enhance your overall health!