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Carrot and Tumeric Water Kefir Recipe

You can make your own probiotic-rich drink from a juice. I used a kefir starter from Cultures for Health – as long as there is sugar, the bacteria will thrive; eat up the sugar and release beneficial bacteria to populate your gut.

Carrots and turmeric are a classic pairing and the addition of fresh orange juice and ginger add a little sweetness and spice in this refreshing juice kefir.

Orange and Tumeric Water Kefir Recipe
 
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Equipment: 1 quart jar
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed carrot juice
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 coins of fresh ginger ¼ inch thick
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated turmeric root OR 1 ½ teaspoons dried
  • 1 packet water kefir starter (I use this one)
How To Make
  1. In a clean 1 quart jar, combine the carrot juice, orange juice, ginger and turmeric.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the Kefir starter and stir.
  4. Cover the top of the jar with a cloth or coffee filter and secure with a rubber band or twine.
  5. Let sit at room temperature (72 – 74 degrees) for 24 hours.
  6. Remove the cover and taste.
  7. For a "fizzier" drink, let sit for another 12 hours.
  8. When you are happy with the flavor top with a lid and refrigerate. Use within 1 week.
 

If you have leftover turmeric and ginger, whip up these anti-inflammatory Jamu Shots.

Carrot and Turmeric Water Kefir Recipe

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