We now know the power of ginger and the power of kefir; ginger used as a pain killer and kefir used to help digestion. I will explein their beneficial powers (gifts) in the next few days. But they gave me the inspiration for a healthy beverage taking inspiration from the ginger beer.
I thought then why not put them together and make an unique healthy drink for everyone at home.
Start by buying some Water Kefir Grains , usually you receive them dehydrated, that’s normal, you will just need to rinse them and then you’ll be able to use them.
- 1 table spoon (tbsp) dry kefir grains
- 3 cups of water ( organic if possible)
- 1/4 cup raw sugar (50 g)
- 1/2 tbsp molasses or honey
- 70 g ginger
- 1/2 lemon
Start by rinsing the kefir grains under running water using a plastic fine sieve, then put them into a fermenting glass jar.
Blend 1 cup of water with the unpeeled ginger, the sugar and the molasses. Pass this liquid through the same sieve directly into the jar with the kefir grains, add a pinch of salt and the rest of the water. At the end squeeze the half lemon and put it whole into the jar.
Make sure that once you though the water with the kefir inside you only use plastic or rubber to mix or pass the liquid into other containers.
Make sure you put loosely on a lid , but thinking that the jar will create lots of gas because of the fermentation and if it is to tight it will blow the whole jar.
After 2 days of fermentation in a room temperature condition and in a dark place you can bottle your Probiotic ginger beer, and place it into your fridge. Make sure you leave 2 inches gap between the lid and the end of the drink.
Enjoy and stay healthy.
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If you need to buy the grains you can find them here on this link:Water Kefir Grains.