Fermenting Coconut Water is different than making plain water kefir as you don’t add any additional sugar to the first ferment. The water kefir grains eat up all of the natural sugars in the coconut water and produce a lovely, extra low sugar, fermented product that is brimming with live probiotics and a high concentration of potassium to replace electrolytes! After you do the first ferment the coconut water is ready to be consumed as is. Alternatively you can do a second ferment to make it fizzy or you can add it to your favourite smoothie recipe.
COCONUT WATER RECIPE
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups pure coconut water
1/4 cup Happy Gut Water Kefir Grains.
- Add the coconut water to your brewing jar and stir in 1/4 cup of water kefir grains.
- Place the brewing jar in a warm spot for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours the ferment is ready. You can drink it like that or try a second ferment or smoothie recipe.
NEED TO KNOW:
In order to have your grains grow and thrive, you must make regular water kefir after every 3rd ferment. The grains require the vitamins and minerals in the coconut sugar in order to stay strong and healthy.