Blueberry Chamomile Water Kefir Soda Recipe
Blueberries are powerful anti-oxidants, high in vitamin c and potassium, and phytoflavinoids making them a wonderful ingredient to help with inflammation, and they also lower the risk of heart disease! Chamomile has powerful anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Its top health benefits include its ability to protect the skin, lower stress levels, regulate sleep, and soothe menstrual cramps. It also boosts the immune system, treats gastrointestinal issues, and reduces belly bloating, among others. Ginger helps decrease symptoms of nausea, helps reduce inflammation, joint pain, and may also possess cholesterol lowering properties.
BLUEBERRY CHAMOMILE RECIPE
MAKES: about 4 cups
1/4 cup wild blueberries – slightly squeeze them to infuse more flavour
1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger or 5 small pieces of candied ginger
Optional: 1 tsp maple syrup – this helps to feed the ferment, and also adds a bit of extra flavour and sweetness.
1 tsp fresh lemon juice-if you like a bit of tang and an extra dose of Vitamin C
- 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.