Today I made a batch of cultured salsa & some coconut kefir water.
Fermenting or Culturing veggies is a great way to enhance the nutritional value of the vegetables. The friendly bacteria in the culture starter proliferates and after it sits for 3-7 days (or longer is great) at about 70 degrees you have a nutrient dense food. This is extremely easy on the digestive system and is great paired with all of your meals for better assimilation and utilization of your foods. So that you can build strong & healthy hair, skin and bones. Beyond that it keeps the immune system strong!
The recipe I made today is a cultured salsa. I took organic veggies like cabbage, red bell pepper, jalapenos, onions, dandelion greens, cilantro, beets, carrots, tomatos, mineral salt, lemon juice and fresh pressed garlic. I minced & cut the items as desired and mix them all together.
Then I take the Body Ecology Culture Starter (you can get this on my website by clicking on the tab, “Build Strong Immunity”) and mix it with 1/2 cup of 90 degree water and some form of sugar. I used organic sun dried coconut crystals. I let this sit for 20 minutes to let the probiotics feed off of the sugar.
Next you make a brine. You take several cups of your veggie mixture and put in your high power blender. After this is well blended like a thick soup you take the culture starter and pour that into the brine. Now pour this over the veggies.
Next take your clean glass jars and begin to pack the mixture into each jar leaving 2 inches at the top. Now roll up a few cabbage leaves and place at the top of the jar. Seal and let sit for a 1 week or more.
Coconut Kefir Water is very healthy too. It is a probiotic drink. This to me is like the finest champagne and good for you! You can make this from the Kefir Starter that I offer on my website under the same tab, “Build Strong Immunity.” What I do a lot of the time is take a small amount of kefir I have already made and add it to fresh organic young coconut water. I let this sit on the counter with a lid for 24-36 hours or until fizzy. You can also use the Kefir starter, add the powder to the coconut water and sit in glass jar with lid for same amount of time. Adjust time depending on temperature.
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