Water Kefir Blueberry Chamomile Fizz
1/4 cup wild blueberries (slightly squeeze them to infuse more flavor)
1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or 5 small pieces of candied ginger)
Optional: 1 teaspoon maple syrup (unless you are using dried blueberries/candied ginger)-this helps to feed the ferment, and also adds a bit of extra flavor and sweetness.
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice-if you like a bit of tang and an extra dose of vitamin C
Add ingredients to your second ferment (green bottle) and allow to sit for 24 hours.
**PRO TIP: Remember, the warmer the weather, the faster the ferment. Be sure to burp your bottle sooner, if your space is warm!
These little gems 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!
The most common immune booster, bringing loads of vitamin C, and is key for fighting infections and viruses. Grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes are all perfect for adding a delicious tangy brightness to water kefir.
A great booster and fighter. Ginger helps decrease symptoms of nausea, helps reduce inflammation, joint pain, and may also possess cholesterol lowering properties. Ginger has a warm, spicy taste, that is described as peppery with floral notes. It brings out the sweetness of fruits it is paired with, and really enhances vitamin C rich foods like citrus.
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.
Water kefir is rich in probiotics, making it the perfect way to maintain gut health, help calm bloating, and improve digestion. It is low in sugar (3-5 grams compared to 42-72g in conventional sodas), fully vegan and gluten free!