Water Kefir - Make It At Home


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A wonderful healthy approach to get the healthy bacteria into your diet is via water kefir. Water kefir offers a milk free alternative to commonly used milk kefir. The only real differences in the preparation of water kefir in comparison to milk kefir are the liquid used and the grains themselves. This piece of writing explores more of what water kefir is, how to keep the grains alive and well, and how uncomplicated and cheap it is to prepare at home.

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Water Kefir - Make It At Home

  1. 1. Milk Free Probiotics - Preparing Water Kefir From Your HouseMilk Free Probiotics Copyright © 2011 RawFoodHealthWatch.com
  2. 2. Published by: RawFoodHealthWatch.com Windsor, Ontario, Canada http://rawfoodhealthwatch.com Copyright © 2010-2011 – RawFoodHealthWatch.com. All rights are reserved. No part of this report may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written permission of the author, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review. This report is the intellectual property of RawFoodHealthWatch.com. It is acceptable to share, email, transfer and duplicate this report if it is done in its entirety. However, the right to sell this report is retained by RawFoodHealthWatch.com. Bottom line: you may not sell the contents of this report. Note: This e-book is optimized for viewing on a computer screen, but it is organized so you can also print it out and assemble it as a book. Since the text is optimized for screen viewing, the type is larger than that in usual printed books.Milk Free Probiotics Copyright © 2011 RawFoodHealthWatch.com
  3. 3. DisclaimerThis report has been written to provide information about the rawfood diet. Every effort has been made to make this report ascomplete and accurate as possible. However, there may bemistakes in typography or content. Also, this report discusseshealthy living and dieting. However, this report should be used as ageneral guide for the raw food diet – not as a replacement for theadvice of a doctor. Nothing in this document, to my knowledge, hasbeen evaluated by the FDA or Health Canada.The purpose of this report is to point you in the right direction forthe raw food diet. The author and publisher does not warrant thatthe information contained in this report is fully complete and shallnot be responsible for any errors or omissions. The author andpublisher shall have neither liability nor responsibility to anyperson or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused oralleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this report.You are solely responsible for the voluntary use of the informationshared in this report.If you do not wish to be bound by the above, please do not continuereading this report.Compensation Disclosure: We are, more often than not, compensated forany purchases made from links on these pages. However, even thoughwe may receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we alwaysgive our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topicsor products. The views and opinions expressed within these pages arepurely our own. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact usat: http://rawfoodhealthwatch.com/contact/.Milk Free Probiotics Copyright © 2011 RawFoodHealthWatch.com
  4. 4. The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes.The statements below have not been evaluated by the FDA (or your countrys equivalent). Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.Milk Free Probiotics - Preparing Water Kefir From Your HouseI have recently started looking for non-dairy sources of probiotics (the goodbacteria), and my searches led me to "water kefir". If you are familiarized withmilk kefir grains in any way, these are similar, except you would soak them inwater rather than a dairy product.To get going, I got all the required items gathered which includes, a 2L glassjar, some unprocessed healthy sugar, some mineral water, and obviously,water kefir grains. They are accessible on Amazon however I got mine fromeBay. If you cannot find the grains on those 2 sites, try searching for tibicosinstead because that is the name they are often referred to as. They tookalmost a week to arrive and at that time I wasnt all set to use them so Ipreserved them in the refrigerator in a sugar solution. They are able to survivefor a couple of weeks in the fridge in sugar water. They probably wontreproduce this way, but they should thrive. If you want more time than thatyou just have to replace the sugar-water solution.Once I was all set to make some water kefir I got out a basic recipe and startedbrewing. Its best to keep the grains separate in a cloth bag that will let thesugar solution to penetrate and at the same time not allow it to blend with theother "contents" (for the simple reason that its just tough to separate themlater).As for water, you could boil tap water to eliminate the chlorine (then let coolcompletely), or purchase (or get) some spring or mineral water. Fill the 2L jar3/4 of the way and add about 1/2 a cup of sugar. Additionally, add 1 cup ofgrains to the muslin (or cloth) bag and be prepared for them to multiply soleave them some space to do so!You can add a tea-spoon of blackstrap molasses to include additional vitaminsand minerals for the grains to feast on. Also, adding 1/2 teaspoon of bakingsoda is usually recommended. This may help prevent a film from being formedon the top of the water, as well as help boost the grain growth.Now, you can add any extra flavors by way of fruit, or orange slices, a dried figor two, a couple raisins, ginger, etc.Cover the container loosely, and let it stand in a dark location (cover with adish towel if needed) to ferment and brew your kefir water. Stirring every 12-Milk Free Probiotics Copyright © 2011 RawFoodHealthWatch.com
  5. 5. 24 hours is useful. Try to avoid allowing anything metal to touch the grains orthe water (throughout or following the brewing procedure) as it can damagethe healthy bacteria. Let it sit for 2 or 3 days, checking the taste once or twicea day. If its too sweet, let it sit longer, and if it has a vinegary taste it mayhave sat too long.Fill the rest of the container with some 100% fruit juice if desired. The kefirwater may be saved in the refrigerator for a couple of days to a week.Learn much more by viewing my other posts: kefir and what is kefir.Like with any other dietary change, please check with your doctor before making any drasticchanges to your diet. Advertiser Here Contact me at rawfoodhealthwatch@gmail.com to inquire about advertising at the bottom of my PDF documents. You can order and instantly download this complete raw recipe series at a discount right now from The Raw Chef - click HERE.Milk Free Probiotics Copyright © 2011 RawFoodHealthWatch.com