• How to Make Chia Seed Water Kefir or Kombucha

    by  • July 19, 2013 • DIY, fermented foods, probiotics, Recipes • 4 Comments

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    Chia Seed Water Kefir or Kombucha

     

    Chia seeds are all the rage these days. Just think, growing up the only thing we knew they were good for was Chia Pets!

    Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They are also high in fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. They help regulate blood sugar and keep you full for longer.

    Being able to duplicate products you love is the most rewarding thing about DIY projects. Not having to spend over $3 a bottle for chia seed kombucha (or water kefir) makes my pocketbook very happy!

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    Here is all you need to make your very own chia seed water kefir or kombucha:

    Chia seeds (buy here)

    Kombucha or water kefir (learn how to make them here and here)

    A pint glass jar and quart glass jar

    Method:

    Place 1/2-1 cup of chia seeds into a pint jar.

    Cover with water kefir or kombucha.

    Let sit for a few hours in the refrigerator or overnight. The chia seeds will expand with the liquid and turn gel-like.

    Pour gelled chia seeds into your quart jar with ready-made kombucha or water kefir and shake gently.

     

    That’s it!

    Enjoy the savings, and the benefits of healthy chia seeds and probiotic beverages!

    What’s your favorite probiotic beverage?

     

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    4 Responses to How to Make Chia Seed Water Kefir or Kombucha

    1. Dana
      July 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Is it still thick when you drink it? I plan to buy kefir water as it is easier to maintain than milk kefir!

      • July 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

        Not super thick. It has an interesting consistency. It’s very slippery (that’s the only way I can think of to describe it). It’s like a jello shot (from what I hear, I’ve never had one) but more liquid. Does that make sense?

        I and my kids prefer water kefir over milk kefir.

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