This probiotic rich, water kefir recipe is brimming with a burst of orange, hints of ginger and a pop of strawberry.
Orange Basil Ginger Water Kefir Soda Recipe
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups first ferment
1/4 cup juice of one orange
3-4 medium sized basil leaves
1 tablespoon grated ginger or 4-5 pieces of candied ginger
1-2 fresh strawberries
- Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
- Strain the grains and add the 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:
Gently bruise the basil leaves with the back of your knife to release the oils both for the flavour and additional health benefits.
If you are new to drinking water kefir it is best to start with 1-2 ounces and slowly build up over a week or two, to prevent upset stomach but also to gently bring your system into balance, versus shocking it.
Refrigerate immediately. It can last there for up to 8 weeks before it turns to vinegar.