Coconut Water Kefir Health Benefits
One of the easiest beverages for your health is this cinnamon coconut water kefir beverage. If you have blood sugar issues, low energy, sugar cravings, excess weight, and digestive problems, then this cinnamon coconut water kefir will help you a lot. This powerful beverage is rich in enzymes, minerals, beneficial bacteria and vitamins that are important for the immune system and the digestive system.
This drink is easy to make it especially if you have young Thai coconuts. This type of coconut has a white outer shell. But, if you can’t find this type of coconut, you can use high quality raw coconut water for your drink. When you get the coconut water, ferment it with kefir bacteria cultures to create a tangy, bubbly drink that will cut sugar cravings, heal your digestive system, strengthen the immune system and support the endocrine system.
So, here is the recipe for this powerful drink.
- 4 cups young coconut water from 3-4 coconuts
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 tablespoons rehydrated water kefir grains (or kefir starter)
- 1 quart sterilized glass jar with lid
Pour the coconut water into the glass jar and add the cinnamon stick and kefir grains. Also, you can leave the cinnamon stick out, and add it during the second ferment if you use kefir grains instead of kefir starter. If you use the kefir starter, first warm the coconut water to 92 degrees F, and then pour it into the glass jar. Stir with a large spoon, add the cinnamon stick, and cover the jar with the lid loosely.
Let the coconut water kefir at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours. It is ready when it turns milky white or fizzy, cloudy, and tastes tangy. After 24 hours, pour a little of the kefir into a glass and try it. If it is fizzy, cloudy or milky white and you like the taste, strain out the kefir grains and the cinnamon stick, and place the kefir in the fridge for up to 7 to 14 days. If you didn’t add the cinnamon stick to the first ferment, now you can add it after you strain out the water kefir grains and do a second ferment for 1 day.
If you are using the water kefir grains, when you strain them out of the coconut water, putthe grains in sugar water made with 1 quart of pure spring water and ¼ cup of organic sugar in a covered container, until you are ready to make this drink again, and the kefir grains can stay in the fridge for several weeks in this water.
If you use the kefir starter, you can remove ¼ cup of the coconut kefir, and to add to another four cups of coconut water to make a new drink.