Pink Lemonade Water Kefir “soda”
Here are 5 ways to keep your kids healthy this summer , check out some great suggestions!
As we get closer to summer vacation, I would like to encourage and empower families to utilize this summer to improve your families health in 5 different ways.
1. Enhance your water with electrolytes such a pinch of unrefined sea salt, or coconut water; 2 Tablespoons to 8 oz. of water.
2. Make more homemade foods that they can learn from an early age such as probiotic enriched foods. One favorite of ours is seasonal fruit pops enhanced with water kefir. We have many water kefir “sodas” brewing all summer long with the seasonal fruits as they become available. One all time favorite recipes is one I developed called “Pink Lemonade” much healthier version of my childhood version!
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- Make Water Kefir: 2 Qt. Water, ½ cup organic unprocessed sugar, 4 teaspoons water kefir grains in the first ferment.
- Heat the water and sugar, let cool and add the grains. Let sit 24-48 hours on counter. When ready strain out the grains for next kefir recipe and take your liquid and add ½ cup each of meyer lemon and blood orange juice and zests of both fruits. Fennel that into cylinder type locking bottles such as grolsch bottles. Let ferment again for 24 hours until the Co2 has built up and refrigerate until that hot summer day. Be sure to burp once in 12 hours. Or pour into Popsicle molds for the freezer or into ice cube trays for that refreshing beverage. I sometimes add mint leaves or lavender to enhance the flavor for this amazing probiotic electrolyte fermented beverage.
3. Get outside and exercise with your children. Let them soak up the natural vitamin D from the sun! A great gentle detoxifier as well. Swim in fresh water as much as possible.
4. Take them to your local farmers market and encourage them to pick out your foods for meals. Get to know your farmers and local food producers. Better yet visit your local CSA’s and farms, there are many activities geared towards family visits.Empower your children to know where their foods comes from locally.
5. Start a garden with your child. Encourage them to maintain it daily, with chores such as weeding and watering and harvesting, the best part! Include a meal plan for the latest in season produce.
These are 5 simple ways to enjoy the season of summer and help increase your child’s knowledge of the importance of good, clean food sources essential to their health.