Gingerbread Water Kefir Soda Recipe
Not only does molasses help our bodies but it also gives our little water kefir babies a boost and they love it! Unlike refined sugar, blackstrap molasses contains essential vitamins and minerals. B vitamins, calcium and magnesium all play a role in combating stress and anxiety, and they are found in blackstrap molasses. This recipe is robust in flavour and brimming with health benefits.
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups first ferment
1/4 tsp blackstrap molasses
1/4 tsp cinnamon or a cinnamon quill
3 Cardamom pods
5 pieces candied ginger or 3 slices fresh ginger
- Make the first ferment – mixing in 1/4 tsp blackstrap molasses and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
- Strain the grains and add the remaining ingredients to the swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir.
- Seal up the swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
- Open slowly, strain and enjoy!
NEED TO KNOW:
The vitamins and minerals in blackstrap molasses make the grains plump up but you have to be very sparing. You can easily over feed them and make them disintegrate.
This Gingerbread soda will give your immune system a boost of over 30 billion probiotics, enzymes, electrolytes, magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin B’s galore, vitamin K, and folate.