Coconut water kefir is an incredibly rich probiotic beverage, which is practically fermented coconut water. It’s also rich in electrolytes, and the following vitamins and minerals: Riboflavin, beta carotene, folates, pantothenic acid, Niacin, and vitamins A, E, B6, K, and C.
The reason why it’s believed to be better than common kefir is that its content doesn’t include the problematic substances found in normal dairies, like lactose and casein. So, our body will be able to process these probiotic benefits more effectively.
Coconut water kefir is thought to be the most beneficial probiotic drink since its effect on the digestive system is more powerful than any dairy probiotic food like yogurt. Since dairy is an acid-forming food, it can’t be handled by many people. Furthermore, the electrolytes or main minerals in coconut water are the same as the ones in human blood.
Coconut Water Kefir Health Benefits
- Strengthens the immunity
- Stops sugar cravings
- Helps in digestion
- Boosts energy
- Improves hydration
- Cleanses the skin
- Kills pathogenic yeasts in the body
- Excellent source of dietary minerals like natural sodium, potassium, and chloride
- Enhances vision
- Eases PMS
- More efficient metabolism
- Provides a cleansing effect on the endocrine system
How to Prepare Coconut Water Kefir
You can prepare a homemade coconut water kefir in three methods:
- Use a kefir starter culture
- Use existing kefir as a starter
- Use kefir grains
We recommend the method of using kefir grains since it’s the most economical one as they quickly multiply so you will always have kefir grains on hand. You’ll need to supply kefir grains, either milk or water kefir grains). They are available here on Amazon.
- 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick
- 5 tbsp. of water kefir grains
- 7 cups of fresh coconut water
In a ½ gallon jar pour the fresh coconut water, and add the water kefir grains together with the cinnamon stick. Cover the jar loosely and let it stay for 48 hours, but no longer than that. Keep in mind that it shouldn’t ferment for too long since it may explode.
When the coconut water gets fermented, its color will become lighter. Once the kefir grains are finished culturing, they will come up to the surface. Remove them when the culturing process is finished. You can either store the kefir grains in water in the fridge or use them right away for a new batch.
That’s it. An easy way to improve your health in so many ways!