The Parsley is a perfect addition to this tummy soothing elixir.
As I continue on with my March theme of using vegetables (yes parsley is a vegetable) in water kefir soda, this recipe comes from a lovely Happy Gut fan.
I was doing a demo at the Kootenay COOP one day and she came over and asked me if I had ever tried this combination. I was very intrigued and immediately knew that it would be earthy and oh so tummy soothing! So I went home and made it and enjoyed it so much that I decided to name it after her!
The tartness of the lemon combined with the fresh, earthy, smell of parsley makes for a beautiful gut soothing drink.
Thank you for sharing Toinya!
TOINYA’S LEMON PARSLEY
Water Kefir Soda Recipe
Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
Strain the grains and add the following to your second ferment.
1/4 cup lemon juice or 2 drops doTerra Lemon Essential Oil
2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Add to the green swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir.
Seal up the green swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
Open slowly, strain and enjoy!
Refrigerate immediately and it can last there for up to 8 weeks before it turns to vinegar.
This refreshing soda will give your immune system a boost of over 30 billion LIVE probiotics, magnesium, B vitamins, folate, vitamin K, electrolytes, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A.
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Leeza Zurwick is the Founder of Happy Gut and has a deep passion for living off the earth and using fermented food as medicine. After being gifted some water kefir grains, she found it difficult to find consistent information on how to brew water kefir and she found it challenging to source the right brewing supplies. Through extensive research, trial and error, Leeza developed simple recipes and systems to ensure success and delicious results. After drinking water kefir daily, she noticed a significant reduction in bloating, clearer skin and her immune system was strengthened enough to not get sick, despite working in classrooms full of germy kids! Leeza launched Happy Gut in 2017 and made it her mission to share the age old wisdom, simplicity and incredible health benefits of live, probiotic rich, fermented Water Kefir.