Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Make Your Own Water Kefir

Make Your Own Water Kefir
 You may be thinking "what on earth is water kefir?" Well, to put it simply, it's a fermented drink that is crazy good for you. 

A list of health benefits of drinking water kefir (courtesy of this homemaker.)

  1. Strongest natural remedy against any allergy
  2. Strongest natural antibiotic without side effects
  3. Treats liver disease
  4. Treats gallbladder, dissolves gall bladder stones
  5. Clears the body of salts, heavy metals, radionuclides, and alcoholic products
  6. Cleans the body of chemical antibiotics
  7. Treats kidney stones
  8. Good bacteria in kefir are able to fight off pathogenic microorganisms
  9. Lowers level of LDL cholesterol
  10. Cleans the gastrointestinal tract
  11. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  12. Treats gastritis
  13. Treats pancreatitis
  14. Treats ulcers
  15. Prevents and treats colon cancer
  16. Improves digestion
  17. Improves the body functions
  18. Improves the human immune system
  19. Cures Candida
  20. Cures hypertension
  21. Stops growth of cancer cells
  22. Speeds up healing process
  23. Treats psoriasis
  24. Treats eczema
  25. Treats inflammatory diseases
  26. Reduces size of tumors
  27. Treats heart disease
  28. Reverses calcination of blood vessels
  29. Clears the blood vessels
  30. Boosts the bodies energy
  31. Natural “feel good” food
  32. Treats lung infections
  33. Normalizes metabolism thereby can be used as for weight loss
  34. Cures acne
  35. Has anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties
  36. Nourishes hair
  37. Treats the gum disease parodontosis
  38. Lessens effects of medicines
  39. Replenishes body of good bacteria after antibiotic
  40. Balances the microflora of the body’s digestive system
  41. Regulates blood pressure
  42. Lowers blood sugar
  43. Lowers blood lipid levels or cholesterol and fatty acids
  44. Treats diarrhea
  45. Treats constipation
  46. Promotes bowel movement
  47. Anti-stress properties
  48. Treats sleeping disorders
  49. Treats depression
  50. Treats attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  51. Improves the brains neuro functions like reflexes, memory retention, attention, the five senses
  52. Reduces flatulence
  53. Lactic acid fermentation enhances the digestibility of milk based foods. People who cannot otherwise digest milk, can enjoy the vital calcium rich Kefir.
  54. Treats yeast infection
  55. Eliminates vaginal odors
  56. Cures wrinkles
  57. Treats arthritis
  58. Treats colitis
  59. Treats gout
  60. Cures migranes
  61. Treats rheumatism
  62. Treats other stomach disorders
  63. Detoxifies the body
  64. Improves protein quality of milk, and enhances absorption and digestion
  65. Good bacteria manufacture B vitamins such as B3, B6 and folic acid.
  66. Aids in treating tuberculosis
  67. Treats stomach cramps
  68. Treats chronic intestine infections
  69. Treats liver infections
  70. Treats asthma
  71. Treats bronchitis
  72. Treats sclerosis
  73. Treats anemia
  74. Treats hepatitis
  75. Healing effects on catarrh, digestive nodes, astral nodes, bilious complaints
  76. Treats leaky gut syndrome
  77. Prevents metastasis
  78. Cures bad morning breath
 Do you want some yet?????

You do? Well good! Let's make some crazy-good-for-you water kefir!

First off, grab a gallon glass jug, and add in your kefir grains (I think we have almost a cup of grains). Next fill your jug up with a gallon of water (not from your sink, use well water or filtered water). Pour in a cup of organic cane sugar, and half a cup of raisins, or molasses, either one will work. Cover the jug with a cheese cloth or some such thing, and leave overnight. The next morning, replace the cloth with a lid. Let your kefir sit for another 24 hrs or so. Most people brew their kefir water for 48 hrs, but we brew ours for 60 hrs. We find it to be less sweet and more fizzy and bubbly. Yum!

Here is what the kefir grains look like.

We use filtered water to make ours.

Here we have our water, and kefir grains.

Add in your cup of organic cane sugar.

A note on the sugar: I try and avoid any type of sugar (even if it be organic cane sugar), as my body does not tolerate it well. But when you add your sugar to the kefir water, the grains eat up the sugar and produces gases (that's where the fizz and bubbles come from). When you put your lid on the jug, it contains all that gas and it ferments. Therefore, when you drink the kefir water, the sugars from the sugar, raisins (or molasses) have been eaten up, and you're just consuming the bi product with all the wonderful health benefits.

I ran out of raisins, so I used molasses.

Put your cheese cloth on, let it sit overnight, replace the cloth the next day with a lid, let ferment for another 24 hrs, or if your like us, for 60 hrs. What ever suits your fancy and your taste buds.

Once it's ready, strain off your raisins, or if you're using molasses you can just pour off the water kefir into another jug, being careful to contain your grains, then repeat steps and enjoy your water kefir and all of it's crazy-good-for-ya health benefits!

Do you drink water kefir?


Blessings - 

~ Aspen


  1. We make water kefir too, or at least my mom does. Really, how could one know all of the health benefits and not!?

  2. That's my thinking! I can drink a gallon of it every. single. day. Love this stuff! It's especially refreshing on a hot day. It energizes you.

    ~ Aspen

  3. By the way, do you look to see if there are any new comments on other pages of your blog?
    By the way again, I really enjoy looking at your blog, it so fun!


  4. I have my blog set up to where if someone leaves a comment I have to moderate it first before it publishes. But, I've only recently set that up and any comments prior to setting that up, I may not have seen them. Point me in the direction of unanswered comments and I will soon fix that! ; )

    Thanks Sarah, I enjoy doing it, but I enjoy it even more knowing that others like reading what I write.

    Blessings -

    ~ Aspen

  5. Hey Aspen, I don't think we have ever done water kefirs before. I would like to try to make some, because our family has horrible allergies. Do you by any chance know the average price it takes to make a gallon of kefir? And where do you get you kefir grains? Thanks so much for posting.

  6. Hi Kacy,

    On average I would say a gallon of water kefir is only a couple dollars to make. Go on and search Water Kefir Grains, and quite a few people selling them should come up.

    ~ Aspen

  7. Okay thank you so much. I'll let you know how it works.