- 1 liter of waterfiltered
- 1/8 teaspoon of sea saltunrefined
- ¼-1/2 cup of water kefir grains
- ½ teaspoon of molassesor if you prefer, you can use 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
- ½ egg shellcleaned and crumbled
- 1/4 cup of organic sugareither cane, rapadura, or sucanat
- 8 fresh or frozen raspberriesor 2 cups of raspberry juice
One of the best ways to stay healthy for the new year is to drink plenty of water; no matter what you are doing, it’s always a good time to drink water. The best thing about water is that you can add Flavoring to it in order to enjoy it even more. Water quenches your thirst when you are hot or your mouth feels dry, or when you are eating but after a while, you may long for that certain taste only found in soda or sugary drinks that you have now sworn off. Instead of depriving yourself of Flavoring, you can now add some refreshing Flavoring that will not only satisfy your taste buds but will also be healthy too.
This recipe uses the refreshing taste of red raspberries fresh or frozen. While you are enjoying the taste of those raspberries, you can also feel good knowing that these berries come to you packed with Vitamin C and other nutrients that are great for preventive care such as from cancer or circulatory disease. Raspberries also have anti-inflammatory properties within them to help the body’s immune system. The oil from these berries are extracted to aid in skin protection and to provide proper care of the skin in general.
When selecting the best raspberries for your kefir water, you must keep in mind that these berries turn bad easily so you want to select firm berries whenever possible. Avoid dark coloured berries and berries that are soft or mushy. If you see any mold on a berry, remove it immediately from the pack so it doesn’t spread to other berries. Store the berries in a loose container where they can get air throughout. If you purchase fresh berries and can’t use them all at once, they are easy to freeze. Simply wash off under gentle water and pat dry. Allow them to air dry before packing them in a container or baggy. Only pack them in a single layer. They will store well for up to one year.
Bring one cup of water to a boil
Add three ingredients
Add sugar, sea salt, and maple syrup or molasses to the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
Allow the mixture from step 2 to cool down to room temperature.
Add egg shells and kefir grains
Fill the jar with water
Place the jar in a dark place.
Leave the jar in a dark place between 24-36 hours. You can check on it after 24 hours to see if it is ready. If not, allow it to sit, checking it every six hours until it taste right to you.
Drain the kefir grains
Pour the kefir water into jar
Pour the kefir water back into the jar without the kefir grains.
Add the raspberries
Set for 24 hours
Allow the Flavored kefir water to set for another 24 hours and refrigerate until cool