It's been almost two months since the first taste of water kefir went down the hatch with surprised delight. I'm happy to report that my water kefir grains are thriving and multiplying. Our family's favorite flavor has honestly been the plain kind (or original?), though I do enjoy some shavings of fresh ginger in mine. The other day, I wanted to play around with some new water kefir flavor sensations. Why? Because I was a little stressed and experimenting is a way I find peace. I can see everyone's heads tilting and giving me that quirky stare right at this very minute. But hey! I discovered a winning combo! Not only is this beverage divine (this might weird some of you out even more), but the pineapple and coconut were a delicious snack after I downed the water kefir. I'm serious! It's like a happy to-go drink and snack all in one. Movingrightalong...
Next time, I'd love to try this with coconut milk and pineapple juice for a creamier drink (I just used what was already in the fridge and pantry), but at the same time, I can't lie. The fruity chunks and I agree with each other. It kinda feels like rolling open a can of fruit, drinking the syrup, then eating the contents. You know, like a secretly naughty treat that you don't really tell anyone about because you might think it will gross them out, but in reality they do the very same thing because it's so dang good. No? Just kidding, then. I mean, who would ever do something like that, right? Gulp.
Piña Colada Water Kefir
1 quart water kefir
2/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut
- I kind of squeezed the pineapple chunks into the water kefir a bit to release the juices more.
- Although you can totally leave it out at room temperature for a day or two, I preferred it chilled.