Why did I label this drink as a diabetic drink? The Kifer Water Grains, again the term SCOBY comes up, (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) Well, this bacteria and yeast feeds off the sugar. So the sweet sugar water, that was sweet sugar water, is no more. The Water Kifer Grains eat all the sugar, and leaves a nice carbonated probiotic drink. Well in place of all sugar and water, I added 100% apple juice. the ratio is as follows...
- 3 tbsp Water Kifer Grains
- 2 cups 100% apple juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp black strap molasses
What you see here is the bubbles from the above ingredients. It has been combined for about 18 hours. It looks quite ready. When I pop open the lid and take a good whiff. My nose quickly inhales the fermented scent. I immediately know that smell and know if it could burst or not. This one looks like it could burst in a glass bottle So I would enjoy drinking this now as opposed to later. Actually to be honest, I should have and would have preferred to drink this Apple Kifer Water, after a 12 hours and not 18 hours later. Smells like and tastes a bit like alcohol. So then, all you do is strain. Rinse grains well. And start another batch of kifer water using just water and sugar. It is best to alternate, to give your grain a break.
I love my probiotics whatever way I can get them. This apple water kifer is healthy, delicious and very cheap. You will never have to buy another soda again. The health benefits are amazing, as it has helped me lose weight and keep the majority of it off. It quenches, that sweet tooth cravings I have. I've learned to really become creative with Water Kifer. Like Cream soda? Try adding vanilla to your already brewed water kifer. Do not add the vanilla to the grains. Careful cause the grains are delicate. I have had water kifer grains disintegrate on me. Try strawberries, bananas, or mango. Only experiment once your grains have grown and you have a backup supply. But this recipe is a tried and true, according to my results here in Mary Helen's Test Kitchen, in Hollywood, Ca. If you have any success stories, by all means, please share.:)
Enjoy, and many blessings:))