Looking for a healthy alternative to soda? This refreshing fermented water kefir is good for you!
Everyone has a favorite drink as part of their entertaining repertoire. Something that dazzles both guests and taste buds alike.
This raspberry pineapple water kefir has become that drink for us. It’s refreshingly sweet yet very low in sugar.
This healthy alternative to soda even packs a probiotic punch which makes my tummy happy (and the mommy in me smile).
A healthy alternative to soda
Fermented beverages (such as water kefir, beet kvass, kombucha, ginger ale, and peaches & cream soda) fill our tummies with lactobacilli and lactic acid. They also boost an array of enzymes and nourishing minerals.
Fermented drinks can even aid digestion when sipped during meals, whereas too much water consumed close to, or during meals, can dilute stomach acid.
This inhibits proper digestion, causing undue strain to our digestive systems and upsetting a proper pH balance due to a lack of electrolytes.
I think you’ll be surprised just how simple, yet impressive and refreshing, this beverage is to make.
Water kefir has become our go-to drink to serve guests because it’s just so delicious!
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Raspberry Pineapple Water Kefir
This refreshing drink is good for you!
- ½ gallon prepared water kefir
- 1 cup raspberries
- ½ cup pineapple
- organic sugar 1 teaspoon per jar, for carbonated method only
Strain prepared water kefir into a large jar to remove grains. Set grains aside. (See here for how to make water kefir.)
Add fruit to jar.
Allow fruit to infuse in the water kefir for 12 hours (or overnight).
Serve over ice and garnish with raspberries and a pineapple slice.
If you prefer a fizzy drink, pour 12 ounces of water kefir into these grolsh style bottles.
Add two or three raspberries, two or three small pieces of pineapple, and a teaspoon of sugar to each bottle.
Secure bottles with swing top lids and allow to ferment at room temperature for 24-48 hours. Check after 24 hours; continue fermenting until desired carbonation is reached
Refrigerate once the bottles “pop” when opened.
Serve in the bottle or poured over ice and garnish with raspberries and a pineapple slice.
- Think of the phrase, “a little goes a long way” when consuming fermented beverages.
- The micro-organisms produced through lacto-fermentation are fantastic for detoxifying the body. However, more isn’t always better! A good rule of thumb is 4-6 ounces at one time.