Today I want to show you how I make juice kefir (there are different kinds of kefir). Kefir has antibiotic and anti-fungal properties and adds beneficial bacteria to your digestive system. You should drink or eat kefir on a regular basis, but especially if you are sick to help build up the good bacteria your body needs. The kefir grains ferment they change the properties of the sugar.
It will taste like a fizzy drink, like a soda. The longer it ferments the harder the fizz is.
- amino acids
- vitamin K
- vitamin A
- vitamin D
Tryptophan has a relaxing effect on the nervous system.
I got my kefir starter from a friend and I keep one in the refrigerator at all times.
When I buy a bottle of 100% juice I pour a little in a glass to set aside to add to my starter afterward.
You can see the kefir grains in the bottom.
I pour about a quarter cup of my starter into my new bottle of juice
(remember I already removed about a 1/2 cup from the new).
Take the juice that was set aside and add it to the starter bottle so it will
ferment for your next bottle or to share with someone else.
Place your starter in the refrigerator with the top screwed on lightly, you will need to loosen it from time to time to let the air out, this takes 24-72 hours.
The new bottle of juice/kefir can sit out on the counter with the top on and it will ferment faster. You can put it in the refrigerator and it will ferment slower. Keep the top on loosely to let the air out.
The longer the juice ferments, the higher the alcohol content.
If you let it ferment too long it will taste like vinegar.
Although this is the last week of the challenge I’m going to try to stick with my goals I have set for myself, I may do an update every so often. If you’d like a group to check in with or get some inspiration you can do that with Fit Mommy Friday over at Tea Time with Annie Kate.
These are my goals:
Gym 4 days a week (40-45 minutes cardio, 15 minutes weight resistance)
Outside walk 2 days a week, non-gym days (45-60 minute walk)
Pool 1 time a week (at least 10 laps)
Pilates 2 times a week
Nutrition (nutrition is 70% of the battle):
Avoid sugar, white flour and white rice five days a week …
Eat mainly fruits and vegetables, cooked, raw and juiced 4 days a week.
100 ounces of water a day, every day!
5000 iu Vitamin D each day
Pray for strength, wisdom and focus
Watch or read something related to good nutrition at least twice a week
Sit in the sun for 10-15 minutes a day when possible.
Go to bed by 10:00 every night
The Fitness Kick-Start Team:
Mrs. White – The Legacy of Home
Shannon – Mom Loves Books
Gina – A Cherished Keeper
Briana – I Can’t Decide
Heather – Marine Corps Nomads
Susan – Homeschooling Hearts and Minds
Dawn – Guiding Light Homeschool
Renita – Weighing Hearts
Angie – Petra School
Kathy – Teaching Good Things