When a fruit has water in its name, you know that it is a great choice to help you stay hydrated. Watermelon is over 90% water, and is abundant in lycopene which gives it the deep red colour and also protects our cells from sun damage, and improves complexion. It is also high in antioxidants and is full of vitamins and minerals to help fight inflammation.
WATERMELON LIME MINT RECIPE
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups first ferment
1/4 cup finely chopped watermelon
1/4 cup lime juice
5 mint leaves
- 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:
Be sure to eat the watermelon after the second ferment. It’s just waiting to give your gut and immunity an extra boost. This Watermelon Lime Mint soda will give your immune system a boost of over 30 billion live probiotics, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, electrolytes, enzymes and antioxidants.
Refrigerate immediately. It can last there for up to 8 weeks before it turns to vinegar.