The word kefir comes from keyif, of Turkish origin, and means “to feel good.”
Kefir grains are made up of yeast cultures and lactic acid bacteria.
Probiotic foods, such as kefir, contain live microorganisms that live in the intestine and help maintain the balance of intestinal bacteria.
Kefir is usually taken in the form of a vegetable drink with a texture similar to that of yogurt. It is excellent for treating various digestive problems, improving bone health and fighting bacterial infections in a completely natural way.
Today we are going to prepare it with premium organic coconut milk from Dr. Goerg.
- 400 g of coconut milk without added sugar
- a cinnamon stick
- Three teaspoons of Panela sugar or two pitted Medjool dates
- Organic lemon peel
- Kefir Grains
- Put the coconut drink, cinnamon and lemon peel on the heat.
- When it starts to boil, we remove it and let it cool.
- Once cold, we strain it with a silicone or fabric strainer and put it in a glass container. Once there, we add the sugar or dates and mix it well with a wooden spoon and also add the kefir grains.
- We let it rest uncovered for two days at room temperature and, if possible, with little light.
After two days, we strain the mixture again (never with a metal strainer) and thus we will finally obtain our delicious coconut kefir drink with a touch of cinnamon.
You will notice that there is an acidic and semi-curdled point.
We can add a touch of cinnamon or honey, but always raw. In this way, we benefit from the pre- and probiotic action of the drink.