This Mojito Natural Soda is a refreshing blend of mint and lime, as you may have already guessed. There is no alcohol in it, but if you add rum, you have a tasty mojito-like drink with probiotics and no sugar! See my post on How to Brew Water Kefir (plus the benefits of drinking it) if you have never made it yourself.
Mojito Natural Soda contains:
- Probiotics (beneficial bacteria)
- Beneficial enzymes
- Beneficial acids
- B vitamins
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C, flavonoids (antioxidants), citric acid (antibacterial), and fiber from the lime juice.
- Small amounts of potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin A from the mint.
To make Mojito Natural Soda you will need:
- the juice of one to two limes
- one to two teaspoons Sucanat or organic unrefined cane sugar (this will be fermented out by the kefir grains. It is needed to make the soda carbonate.)
- Water Kefir (about a quart) I got my grains here. Here is a post on how to brew water kefir.
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- lime zest (optional)
- Glass flip-top bottle or regular glass bottle
Directions for Mojito Natural Soda:
- Add all ingredients to a flip-top bottle.
- Allow to sit on your counter for at least 2 days and up to 7.
- Release the gas from time to time so that you don’t have an explosion when you finally open up your soda. When the soda has reached your desired taste, move it to the fridge to slow fermentation and enjoy!
What is your favorite water kefir flavor?
This sounds so refreshing and I’m always looking for new ways to get more probiotics!
I’m just starting to find a love for Kefir. Are you only doing a single ferment in this recipe? I’ve always done one ferment of the grains then strained off the water and added my fruits and herbs to flavor and let it ferment another couple of days.
Yep, it is two ferments. The first to make the water kefir and the second to flavor just like you said. 🙂
Thank you for asking that question! I didn’t realize that I didn’t have a link to my post on how to brew water kefir in this recipe.
This sounds delicious! I need to get my hands on some of those kefir – then i will be sorted! I will let you know how it goes 🙂
This looks interesting to try. I love mojitos so I think I would love this drink and I am always looking for healthy drink options. The probiotic is an added bonus! Win, win, win!
Yummmm! You always have such good recipes! I am a faithful milk kefir drinker but I definitely need to try out water kefir! It would be perfect for the off-season when our dairy animals are dried up and we don’t have milk on hand. Plus, this recipe looks delish! 😀
This sounds delicious! I’ve never tried water kefir before.