- 1/4 cup of sugarorganic Cane, sucanat, or rapadura
- 1/8 teaspoon of saltunrefined sea salt
- 1/2 or 2 teaspoon of molassesteaspoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 egg shellcleaned and broken up
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup of water kefir grains
- 1 liter of water
If you are looking for a great way to get a healthy drink but don’t want to sacrifice taste, then water kefir may be the drink that you are looking for. There are several benefits to drinking kefir water including the probiotic that can bring your digestive system back to the normal. Soda is not healthy and neither is the sugary drinks available today. Kids are growing up in a world where sugar is everywhere. You can change that by simply offering water kefir. The great thing about kefir water is that you can add a variety of different Flavorings that can change the way you see water from now on. One Flavoring that you need to try is Orange Zest. If you like the taste of oranges in your drinks, you will love how easy it is to get the great and healthy taste of orange into your water.
In this recipe, the orange taste doesn’t come from the juice, it comes from the orange peel. You may not know it but orange peel has so many benefits when you include it into your diet. What can a simple orange peel offer you? First, the orange peel should be grown organically in order to be healthy. When you add orange peel to your diet, your eating over one gram of protein, potassium, vitamin A, and riboflavin, and about 40 mg of calcium.
Orange peels also contain the important Beta-Carotene, which is available in orange as well as yellow fruits and vegetables. The body can convert beta carotene into Vitamin A, which can aid the immune system and vision health.
The outside layer of the orange peel contains orange oil. This is a popular fragrance found in soap, lotions, and certain hand cleaners. Since the oil is a solvent, it will clean the skin without taking away the vitamins
Add sugar, salt, and molasses or maple syrup
Allow mixture to cool
Allow the water mixture to cool completely before proceeding.
Add to Jar
Add egg shells, kefir grains, and water
Add the orange peel
Place lid on Jar
24 - 36 hours
Place the jar in a dark area
During this time, the mixture will need to be away from light. If you use your kitchen often, it will most likely not take the full thirty-six hours however if you have a cool room, it will most likely take a lot longer.
Drain the kefir grains
Remove and refrigerate