Kefir (Ka-FEER) is a refreshing fermented drink that comes from the North Caucusus region. It is usually made of milk, by introducing kefir grains of healthy bacteria and allowing them to ferment in a leather pouch. Coconut kefir is made of coconut milk, and is an ideal beverage for anyone who can’t tolerate dairy products.
There are several suppliers where you can buy coconut kefir. If you’re buying it ready made, look for a pure unsweetened kefir with coconut milk, kefir grains, and no added ingredients. By far the best coconut kefir is homemade. I suggest you refer to Mark’sDailyApple.com for an excellent recipe for coconut kefir.
Tula’s CocoKefir is a good quality kefir made from coconut water. However it is sweetened with apple juice which is high in fructose, and refined stevioside which is a highly processed sweetener. Tula’s CocoKefir contains these ingredients: Raw young coconut water, organic apple juice, organic cinnamon, probiotic cultures, stevia.
Many people like So Delicious Original Recipe Cultured Coconut Beverage. However it contains refined ingredients, thickeners, and tapioca dextrose – a high-carb, glycemic sweetener that I do not recommend.
So Delicious Original Recipe Kefir Ingredients: COCONUT MILK (COCONUT CREAM, WATER, GUAR GUM, XANTHAN GUM), TAPIOCA DEXTROSE, CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT (INULIN), PECTIN, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, LACTIC ACID (FROM VEGETABLE SOURCE), NATURAL FLAVORS, MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, CAROB BEAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, CARRAGEENAN, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, VITAMIN B12 – Live Active Cultures include: L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Plantarum, L. Rhamnosus, L. Paracasei, Bif. Lactus, Bif. Bifidum, Bif. Animalis, Leuconostic Cremoris and L. Acidophilus.
My favorite Coconut Kefir is called Body Ecology – Cocobiotic. While expensive, it is a powerhouse for digestive health. CocoBiotic is a refreshing and tasty beverage that provides a full array of probiotics. In order to properly digest our food, and to absorb its nutrients, we must create a healthy terrain inside of our gut.
By consuming healthy bacteria, we can eliminate harmful bacterias, yeast, fungus, and build a strong immune system. CocoBiotic is a synergestic blend of 4 billion cultures, Filtered Water, Young Coconut Juice, Honey, Mung beans, Brown Rice, Chick Peas, Red Lentils, Linseed, Alfalfa, Millet, and Quinoa. Click to order.