The cucumber and mint act as an anti-inflammatory helping you reduce bloat and the lime gives you a burst of vitamin C.
As I continue on with my March theme of using vegetables in water kefir soda, this combination is ultra refreshing! The tartness of the lime combined with the sweet smell of cucumber and the jolt of mint makes this combination a delicious treat and is full of natural energy boosting ingredients!
This recipe is also fantastic without the fizz. You can just mix it all together and enjoy!
CUCUMBER LIME MINT
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.
1/8 cup lime juice or 2 drops doTerra Lime Essential Oil
1/4 cup blended cucumber
5 leaves squeezed fresh mint or 2 drops doTerra Peppermint Essential Oil
Add 1/2 of a cucumber into the blender with the lime juice and a bit of the first ferment water kefir.
Blend and add to the green swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir and the mint leaves.
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 and vitamin C.
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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.