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Remember when kombucha had just a tiny little corner in the refrigerated drink section of a natural food store? Fast forward 10 years, and today most stores now have multiple big end caps of kombucha with many competing companies. It’s almost cliché to make a kombucha reference in a yoga studio these days.
Here’s the insight: Bottled water kefir (a somewhat different ferment from kombucha) currently has just a tiny little refrigerated corner. Trust me, water kefirs are the next kombucha. Specifically, coconut water and fruit juice kefirs. They work for more people because there is no residual caffeine, nor a significant sugar content left because unprocessed sugars (from the coconut water and fruit) get eaten up by probiotic kefir bacteria more completely than sugar cane and honey.
But, you don’t have to wait for a big selection at the store – you can make it at home right now (and it only takes a couple days to ferment!).
Coconut Water Kefir
Pour 1 big size bottle of coconut water (not from concentrate) into a clean half gallon mason jar (it’s okay if it is pasteurized coconut water because it will become a living food).
OPTIONAL: Add freshly juiced organic watermelon or your favorite organic fruit juice
Add fresh organic water kefir grains (available from eBay) OR a dash (at least 1 tablespoon) of coconut water kefir (there are a few brands at many natural food stores including Kevita and Tonix).
Cover jar with a clean hand towel (allow air to be able to go into jar as this is an aerobic ferment which needs oxygen) and let sit for 24 hours during warm weather or 2-6 days if cool or cold weather.
Kefir is done when effervescent, not sugary sweet anymore, and tangy (due to the lactic acid produced by our friends – the probiotic bacteria – in the kefir culture). When kefir tastes done, refrigerate immediately to stop the kefir from producing an excessive amount of lactic acid. If your kefir grows kefir grains (looks like cooked white rice globules) (kefir does not always create grains: sometimes the kefir culture remains dissipated throughout the whole kefir) you should strain them out and continue to feed them by starting another batch of coconut/fruit-based kefir.
Want more immuno-enhancing, digestion-boosting water kefir recipes?! You’ll love the kefir elixirs in my book Superfood Beauty Elixirs.
2 HUGE Announcements:
1. Speaking of elixirs this summer, please go to http://LongevityPower.com and “pre-order” your stash of Longevity in a Bottle, my newest product, the world’s most comprehensive organic herbal superfood formula. Enjoy my exciting video all about it HERE.
To the your greatest vision of your life,
Never Give Up! It’s great advice for you, your dad, your grandma, and everyone because we all (from time to time, or for way too long of a time) go through adversity. You + We are not alone – we are in this together.
Take these top 2 adversity-pullout notions to heart:
1. Find your mission and live it!
Don’t worry, your mission can technically change every moment so you don’t have to suddenly label your mission (although writing down missions statements and posting them up visibly for all to see is great!). Many of my readers know their mission and many just aren’t sure. My mission is to empower people by feeding them the best food ever so they can live with more vitality and passion and have the greatest human experience possible. But, my mission statement is just words. Living my mission is the FORCE. Living your ever-changing mission is a FORCE to be reckoned with. You are the force, the unstoppable energy, the frequency… so long as you aren’t distracted.
If you feel like giving up, you’ve got to dig deep and know in your heart that with one step at a time you’ll make your dreams come true. You are way bigger than the “problem,” and your mission is bigger than you. Be on your mission and (this is going to sound cliche but it will deepen your understanding of a certain movie trilogy) may the force be with you!
To continuously think, feel, and breathe your incredibly-important-to-humanity mission, you must have people in your circle who support you. This means talk to people who put health, love and life as their top values.
Don’t doubt your ability to do an adversity-pullout yoga bending sprint after you watch this guy, Arthur (greatest yoga success story EVAR!):
2. Use Organic nutrient dense foods, superfoods, wild foods and tonic herbs to grow yourself.
To be clear, food itself is not your mission. A lot of raw food aficionados fall for this (I know I did years ago), then later learn that foodism is secondary to YOU. You have a great life ahead of you and your mission-driven ability to pull yourself out of adversity (to Never Give Up!) is a heck of a lot easier when your body has the best fuel of all time.
Every day strategically eat so that later that night you go to bed nutritionally charged. A plant is either growing or dying – no in-between. Same with you. Grow yourself with the best nutrition you can get your hands on so that each day – even if you find yourself in a challenging situation – you feel like you’re making progress because your body is making progress.
NOW FOR SOME SHAMELESS PROMOTION!
I must admit, I’ve been in the trenches of adversity (but I’m still on my mission and eat superfoods almost 24/7) as I pull all the strings and summon all my resources to create the best project I have ever done: Longevity in a Bottle! BUT I need your help…
You will find this outstanding project (and the reason I have not been blogging/emailing you weekly) really interesting and cool:
LongevityPower.com takes you to my RocketHub crowd funding page where you can fuel me (with moolah) in exchange for Longevity in a Bottle and other fantastic rewards shipped to you upon completion of the project. Thank you for your continued support. Please fund my project and share it! I’ll Never Give Up because my mission shines bright!
To your nutrition-backed mission,