Homemade probiotic drink
You recently heard about kefir and its gut health benefits. You wonder if there is a mystery ingredient... The answer is YES! They are called probiotics. Let me give you more details! Probiotics are live microorganisms(bacteria or yeasts) that are present in our flora: oral, intestinal and vaginal. Let's take a look at the gut microbiota. Inside, there are good and bad bacteria that live together. When we have infections, it means that the bad bacteria attack us and unfortunately the good bacteria cannot defend us because they are too weak. It is therefore up to us to make them strong when we have infections if not to keep them strong. And that's the point of consuming foods rich in probiotics! Kefir is a drink that contains it; plus it's an easy way to stay hydrated! For those who have never drunk it, it is a slightly carbonated and alcoholic drink (the sugar turns into alcohol during fermentation), similar to beer in terms of taste. To diversify the flavors, don't be shy about flavoring it! I share with you one of my favorite recipes to strengthen your intestinal flora, detoxify your liver and calm your nervous system. There you say to yourself, all this at the same time? Yes, it's thanks to the magic power of plants! Okay enough talking, here is what you need to make the recipe:
- 4 1/2 cups of water
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of kefir grains
- 1 dried fig
- 1 lime
- 2 vetiver roots
- 1 heat-resistant glass jar of 1.5L
- 1 cotton fabric
- 1 strainer
- 1 lime squeezer
- 1 elastic
- 1 pressure-resistant glass bottle of 1.5L
- Make a decoction of the vetiver roots.
- Put the kefir grains and the sugar in the jar.
- Squeeze the lime in the jar.
- Pour the liquid from the decoction in the jar.
- Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Add the fig.
- Cover the jar with the fabric and secure with the elastic.
- Leave to ferment until the fig come to the surface.
- Strain the mixture and pour the liquid into the bottle.
- Compost the fig.
- Rinse your kefir grains.
- Prepare another drink or preserve your kefir grains.
- Let your bottle rest at room temperature if you want your drink to be more sparkling (fermentation will continue).
- Refrigerate your bottle (fermentation will stop) and enjoy!
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