Strawberry-Coconut Kefir Recipe

Strawberry-Coconut Kefir. Kefir, a fermented, lightly fizzy beverage, is traditionally made with milk.
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  • 1 quart (4 servings)Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coconut water
  • 1 package hydrated kefir grains
  • 1/2 cup macerated strawberries
  • (or 1/2 cup noncitrus fruit juice)

Preparation

  1. Combine coconut water and kefir grains in quart jar. Cover with a piece of muslin or paper towel secured with a rubber band, and let stand 48 hours. (Do not seal jar with lid, as mixture becomes very fizzy and can explode.)
  2. Using a plastic strainer or cheesecloth, strain liquid into clean jar. Stir in macerated strawberries or fruit juice. (After straining out kefir grains, rinse them with clear water, place in a separate jar, and cover with another 3 cups coconut water to keep continually brewing kefir on hand.)
  3. Serve strawberry coconut kefir immediately; or for a fizzier drink, transfer strawberry coconut kefir to a plastic bottle, seal top, and let ferment for an additional 12–24 hours. (Do not do the secondary fermentation in glass, since mixture can get very fizzy and may explode.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1-cup
  • Calories: 40
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 190 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g
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