I watched this vid yesterday and it blew me away. Dan is so down to earth and lovely at putting his messages of health across. In this he talks about eating shite till you just go “ach, I can’t do this anymore” in fact he encourages it in the vid and talks about getting started with raw. Check it out I loved it…and my mum fancies him too!
Still really loving my water kefir, I’ve been having some every day. This morning I had a lovely recipe – not posting a pic of it cos 1) I didn’t take one because 2) the colour was a bit, err, minging looking but it tasted DELICIOUS!
Kefir Cucumber Cooler
Blend the following:
- 2 pears
- 1.5 cucumbers
- 1/2 punnet blueberries
- 2 cups kefir water
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 tsp chlorella powder
A few people have asked me what water kefir actually is so here’s a bitty more info:
The word “Kefir” is thought to have originated from the Turkish word “Keif” which means “good feeling”. It’s essentially a polysaccharide structure where several non-pathogenic, but friendly or healthy bacteria and yeast live in symbiosis.
Typical composition of Water Kefir grains is: Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei rhamnosus , Lactobacillus alactosus, Lactobacillus casei casei, Lactobacillus pseudoplantarum, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus lactis, Streptococcus cremeris, Leuconostoc mesenteroide, Saccharomyces florentinus, Saccharomyces pretoriensis, Kloeckera apiculata, Candida lambica, Candida valida [try saying all that when you’ve had a couple of glasses of wine…actually even when you’ve not]
Water Kefir can be of benefit in a broad variety of health conditions including nervous disorders, internal ulcers, bronchial catarrh, sclerosis, myocardial infarction, liver and gall bladder disorders, kidney problems, stomach and intestinal diseases, diarrhea or constipation, anemia, allergies, dermatitis and other skin problems such as eczema. It can also help regulate blood pressure and weight control, and has good results during pregnancy and abdominal feminine discomfort.*
The best bit is that it’s so easy to do, you just give them some sugar to eat and they do the rest of the work. Amazing!
You’ll be feeling awesome in no time 🙂
Here’s the link again for where to buy the grains – Kefir Grain Shop
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/