Natural Health => Nutrition & Food => Beverages => : Cimmaron April 18, 2011, 05:01:38 PM

: Whey-free Healthy Drinks
: Cimmaron April 18, 2011, 05:01:38 PM
I want to try the drinks in Nourishing Traditions, but can't find whey and can't have dairy at the moment even if I could. Does anyone have recipes for healthy, refreshing beverages that don't have whey?
: Re: Whey-free Healthy Drinks
: Precious April 19, 2011, 02:27:28 PM
Have you looked into water kefir?  It is similar to dairy kefir, but instead of adding milk to your "grains", you add water and sugar.  The grains eat the sugar and ferment the drink in the process, making a fizzy beverage in about 24 hours (if you use an airtight container).  I do a second ferment in which you strain our the grains, add a little bit of fruit juice, and let ferment for an additional 24 hours.  Then refrigerate.  It is a great substitute for soft drinks!  And you get the benefit of probiotics.  We flavor ours with tart cherry juice.  This website (http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-kefir-grains.html) has water kefir grains for sale as well as some great info.  There are lots of different ways to make it and flavor it.
: Re: Whey-free Healthy Drinks
: healthybratt April 29, 2011, 05:01:10 PM
Making Kefir: Recipes, Tips & Tricks (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1665.0.html)
Yogurt & Kefir: Recipes & Hints (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1786.0.html)
Non-Dairy Kefir: Recipes, Tips & Tricks (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,974.0.html)
Kefir d'uva (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1107.0.html)
Storing Kefir Grains (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5541.0.html)

Kombucha: Alcohol, pH, Caffeine, Sugar & Culture Content (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5998.0.html)
Kombucha:  Health Benefits (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5712.0.html)
Kombucha: Side Effects, Risks & Warnings (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5973.0.html)
Kombucha:  Troubleshooting (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5983.0.html)
Kombucha: Containers, Storage, Shipping & Supplies (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,6003.0.html)
Kombucha:  Tasty Variations (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5698.0.html)
Kombucha: Alternate Uses for Brew & SCOBY's (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5982.0.html)
Kombucha:  Water Sources (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,7139.0.html)

Kombucha SCOBYs & Kefir Grains - Available/Wanted (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5403.0.html)

Kefir, Whey, Sauerkraut  (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1154.0.html)
Cultured Cabbage Juice (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5972.0.html)
Beet Kvass (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2283.0.html)

: Re: Whey-free Healthy Drinks
: Cimmaron May 02, 2011, 04:00:16 AM
Thank you both!
: Re: Whey-free Healthy Drinks
: healthybratt May 02, 2011, 09:55:15 AM
you're welcome.  ;D