I drink a nice fermented glass of home-brewed kombucha every day! I love the taste, and I know that little changes can make a huge difference in the scheme of life. My children LOVE store-bought kombucha, but they are not a huge fan of my home-brewed kombucha. I like my kombucha slightly more sour. I did a little digging and found a fermented/probiotic lemonade. This could be a perfect recipe for my young kids to consume their probiotics, plus lemonade is extremely versatile.
With just 4 ingredients, I could conquer this recipe no problem. I am no expert in fermentation, but I am confident in fermenting sweet foods as of now. Lemons, whey, sugar and water are mixed to sit for a few days and then voila! Mother nature does her magic and puts the liquid gold to work and the whey eats that sugar away producing more probiotics. Delicious & nutritious!
For more information on the benefits of fermenting food and consuming said food… check out my post on gut health.
- 2 lbs Lemons Juiced
- 3/4 cup Raw (unbleached) Sugar
- 1 cup Whey
- Mix lemon juice, sugar, and whey together in a glass jar.
- Add water to the mixture until the mixture is about 1 gallon.
- Let sit at room temperature in a dark room for 48hrs.
- Transfer fermented lemonade to swing-top bottles. I like to use a filter during this process.
- If you would like a more fizzy drink, add 1 Tb sugar to each bottle and let them sit room-temperature in a dark room another 48hrs, this is the second ferment. You can also add flavor at this point. I added strawberries to one of my bottles.
- Whether you choose to do a second ferment or not, store the lemonade in the refrigerator for up to 3 mos.
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