While at the Wise Traditions 2009 conference, I had the opportunity to sample and purchase a deliciously healthy and refreshing beverage from the vendor Burgie’s Organics. The Lemon Kefir Soda is a naturally fermented (living) probiotic drink and has only four ingredients: distilled water, organic lemons, kefir grains, and honey. Although I tried many of the other flavors, the lemonade was my favorite!
In case you’re not familiar with it, kefir is a living culture which forms grains and as it ferments milk, keeps forming additional grains. The microorganisms (probiotics) in the grains (such as lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, and many more) keep bacteria that would normally putrefy the milk away.
These probiotics are often called “friendly” or “good” bacteria as they help to fight against illness and disease while working to maintain a healthy digestive system. The best part is that they taste good- this lemonade kefir soda has a light, refreshing lemon taste and a delicious kick that reminds you that it is a healthy, fermented beverage.