We have a cherry tree in our backyard. My husband is constantly telling me to get all the cherries before the birds do, but I seldom do. In the early hours of the mornings I hear the birds singing a sweeter song than normal as I watch them eat the cherries.
People ask me all the time which I like better – kefir soda or kombucha? I prefer kombucha over kefir soda but I still like kefir soda, too. Kombucha has always given me more health benefits than kefir soda and here’s why. Kombucha assists the liver in detoxification which has helped me greatly and is something I reach for after my daily workouts. Nothing like sweating and working out and then reaching for a cold glass of kombucha to help your liver flush out toxins. I love it!! Kombucha also has a special probiotic yeast called saccharomyces boulardii which is one of the most researched probiotics. It works in a myriad of ways by creating digestive health and protecting the gut lining. This probiotic yeast cannot be killed by antibiotics and will help you greatly if you do have to take antibiotics. It will only last a few days in your body after you consume some kombucha. This is one of the reasons I recommend you have kombucha often.
Kefir soda also has benefits with its many healthy strains of good bacteria. It is easier to make than kombucha and also is a great dairy-free alternative. I mostly drink kefir soda in the summertime. I love to make it with the summer fruits. It’s refreshing and my favorite thing to have at the lake and holidays when everybody else is drinking sugar-laden alcoholic drinks. You can make unlimited combinations of kefir soda and it’s really fun to experiment. You can even make it with coconut water and it gives you a tart, bubbly drink with all the benefits of coconut water and much less sugar.
Here is a new summer recipe that you will love, and it’s pretty, too! Cherry Limeade Kefir Soda