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Tuesday, April 29, 2014


"It's Juicing/Blending Tuesday"
Fruity Rooibos Kefir Beverage

     Look what's back?! It's JUICING/BLENDING TUESDAY!!! It's been a while and I hope the long hiatus in the juice posting did not stop you from continuing in juicing.  So, let's get back in the habit.

What's this new beverage?

Fruity Rooibos Kefir is a tea beverage that has no caffeine but has kefir live cultures (7 cultures).  The beverage has organic red grapes, organic blueberries, and organic fresh ginger root.  The carrier liquid is green rooibos water.

What's kefir?

Kefir is a living food usually fermented by using milk (cow, goat, or sheep) though kefir can be used with soy milk, coconut milk, or coconut water.  The fermented drink resembles liquid yogurt made by adding a live culture and using milk kefir grains from previous batches to be cultured at room temperature milk (mesophilic culture). The cultures are a combination of bacteria and yeasts.  Kefir has a taste of being tart or sour and contains a bit of carbonation.

Kefir is an excellent source in getting the "good friendly bacteria" in your gut.  It is a probiotic that helps to maintain a well balanced flora in your digestive tract and beneficial for your immune system.  Remember the digestive tract is 70% of your immune system.

"Dairy Free" Probiotic Kefir
Coconut water
(Store in refrigerator)
What "live cultures" are in this kefir?
There are a total of Seven Live Cultures.
Lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis
Lactococcus lactis ssp. Cremoris
Lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis biovar diacetylactis
Lactobacillus brevis
Leuconostoc ssp.
Kluyveromyces lactis
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
I found this kefir on sale at Whole Foods.  I bought it because you rarely see non-dairy kefir in stores and the sugar intake is not high or lack of compared to other flavored kefirs.  By purchasing this kefir - I have control on the ingredients that goes in my juice or smoothie.
Boiled a tea pot of Green Rooibos.
Let the tea cool down.

Once the tea is 100% cool then add it to the blender.  *I have utilized my blueberries and grapes I had in the freezer a few months ago.
organic blueberries, organic red grapes,
and a small piece of fresh ginger
Now, you are ready to blend your ingredients.

Then added 1 tablespoon of the kefir.  (read the directions on the amount of dosage).  * I used 2 tablespoons since my body is already accustom to the bacteria. 


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