Good to Know:
It’s easy to make your own kefir. You can find water kefir grains online and at health food stores. Also known as tibicos and Japanese water crystals, they are not actual grains but rather clusters of bacteria, yeast, and dextran (a type of sugar) that look like grains of jelly. Add 3 cups organic coconut water (or a sugar-water solution) to 2 to 4 tablespoons of grains. Cover and keep warm (68 to 85 degrees F) to let it ferment. Pour the liquid out after a day (drink it or use it in smoothies or other drinks), leaving behind the crystals and the jellyfish-looking “mother.” Then add more liquid to make a batch for the next day. You can use the same grains numerous times.