We all want the best for our children and teaching them about their health is a priority for many parents. Avoiding too much sugar is one of the most important lessons a young person can learn, especially the hidden sugars in soft drinks and high fructose corn syrups in juice. Unfortunately, most kids love sugary treats, and it can be a real challenge to provide healthy alternatives that will entice them.
This is where water kefir can be a great ally for parents. Fizzy, tasty and mildly sweet, water kefir sodas are also packed full of probiotics, beneficial digestive enzymes and B vitamins. It’s a no-brainier alternative for kids who like soda pop, and it’s also caffeine free. Made with real cane sugar, you can rest easy knowing how much goes into the drink because you’ve made it yourself. No acids, no chemicals and no syrups. Read more about how much water kefir is safe for kids to drink.
Using your grains, you can also make lots of other kid-friendly snacks that are brimming with probiotics. Dishes like coconut cream yogurt and probiotic popcicles are great recipes that get beneficial bacteria into your kids diet without them throwing a fit over “weird” ingredients. You can even use your grains to make your own sourdough starter and bake homemade sourdough bread for your family.
We recommend introducing fermented drinks and food into your kids diet once they are over 2 years old. Then, they can drink up to their age in ounces safely on a daily basis. (ex: 3 year old drinks 3 ounces)