When it comes to coconut water, you should know that we actually are talking about coconut water that has been fermented. It promotes good digestion, gut health, immunity, and even enhance the brain and mood.
Coconut water contains extremely high levels of minerals, vitamins and electrolytes and that’s the reason why it is considered to be a rich probiotic drink.
As we said it is rich in vitamins and minerals, and they are: Riboflavin, beta carotene, Niacin, Thiamin, pantothenic acid, folates and vitamins B6, A, E, C and K.
Another advantage of this drink compared to regular kefir is that it doesn’t contain problematic substances such as casein and lactose that regular dairy has.
Kefir is considered to be the most helpful probiotic drink, because it has a much more potent effect on the digestive system than any other dairy food.
As you probably know and maybe have the same problem, can’t handle dairy products because they form acids.
In addition, the main electrolytes and minerals in the coconut water are the same as those in the human blood.
Health Benefits of coconut water kefir
It is also beneficial in clearing your skin.
It improves your metabolism.
The pathogenic yeasts in the body are destroyed
It improves vision
It is a great source of dietary minerals such as chloride, natural sodium and potassium.
If you have sugar cravings, by consuming coconut water kefir they will soon disappear.
It cleanses the endocrine system.
It eases PMS.
It improves your immune system.
It improves digestion.
It enhances hydration.
It increases your energy levels.
The recipe for Coconut Water Kefir
Here are three possible ways to make coconut water kefir:
– Use existing kefir as a starter;
– Use a kefir starter culture;
– Use kefir grains.
It’s very simple to make this amazing beverage. You will need kefir grains (water or milk kefir grains). This method is more economical since the grains multiply fast which means you’ll always have them on hand.
- fresh coconut water – 7 cups
- water kefir grains – 5 tablespoons
- In a 1/2 gallon jar add 8 cups of coconut water.
- Then, add the water kefir grains in the coconut water.
- Cover and let it sit for 48 hours (no longer).
- Don’t let it ferment too long because it may explode
The coconut water will become lighter in color, after being fermented. When the kefir grains are done culturing they will rise up to the top. Remove the kefir grains when the process of culturing is finished. You can use the grains immediately for a new batch or you can put them in water and store them in the fridge, and use it when you want it.