Strawberry Rhubarb Thyme Water Kefir Soda Recipe
There are so many combinations of fizzy, probiotic rich water kefir that you can make with strawberries. They are such a delight! Here is some ways that they can also boost your heart health. Strawberries activate a protein called Nrf2 which makes strawberries a great antioxidant and also helps to reduce LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. Strawberries are also natural anti-inflammatories, and help lower C-reactive proteins, making them powerful allies for preventing and reducing the risk of heart disease. Rhubarb is also another super booster. Rhubarb can help increase the levels of good cholesterol, especially since it is high in fibre. So make sure you use rhubarb stalks in your smoothies, for the extra heart helping boost, and a nice, tangy punch to your brew. Rhubarb is also full of antioxidants, which help to ensure that free-radicals don’t accumulate and cause heart disease.
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB THYME RECIPE
MAKES: about 4 cups
5 strawberries finely chopped
2 stalks rhubarb
5-8 pieces of candied ginger
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 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 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!
NEED TO KNOW:
Refrigerate immediately. It can last there for up to 8 weeks before it turns to vinegar.