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How to Make Probiotic Drinks for a Raw Food Diet: Kefir, Kombucha, Ginger Beer, and Naturally Fermented Ciders, Sodas, and Smoothies
 
 

How to Make Probiotic Drinks for a Raw Food Diet: Kefir, Kombucha, Ginger Beer, and Naturally Fermented Ciders, Sodas, and Smoothies [Kindle Edition]

R.J. Ruppenthal
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Product Description

This short book is a guide to making your own fermented, probiotic
drinks. Using beneficial cultures, like the good bacteria in yogurt, you
will learn how to create healthy, delicious drinks that benefit your
body.
For thousands of years, long before sugary soft drinks were
invented, our ancestors enjoyed the whole food goodness of fermented
drinks such as kefir, kombucha, and naturally fermented ciders and
sodas. If delicious raw food smoothies were not around 5,000 years ago,
it is only because our Stone Age ancestors did not have good blenders.


Fermented drinks are tasty, easy to prepare, and incredibly healthy.
Yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and other probiotic drinks are made by adding
cultures to base ingredients such as milk, sweet tea, or fruit juice.
The cultures consist of beneficial microorganisms, such as Lactobacillus
acidophilus, which add live enzymes, B vitamins, and protein to your
food.


Contents Include:


1. Probiotic Foods for Better Health
Improve Digestion and Strengthen Your Immune System

2. The Benefits of Fermented Beverages
Lose Weight, Nourish Your Body, and Boost Energy Levels

3. Drinkable Yogurt
It's Easy, Quick to Make, and Tastes Great

4. Rejuvelac
The Goodness of Sprouted Grains in a Glass

5. SCOBIES: Ancient and Modern
The World's Most Natural, Complex Probiotic Cultures


6. Alcoholic Content of Fermented Beverages
Booze Content is Usually Less Than 1%, But Be Careful

7. Kefir: Milk and Water-Based Versions
The Secret to Longer Life?

8. Kombucha
Delicious and Healthful Beverage
9. Ginger Beer
Naturally Brewed With a Unique Culture

10. Home Brewed Ciders and Sodas
Bottle Your Own Naturally Effervescent Sodas in Any Flavor
11. Probiotic Smoothies
Drink Your Food...Delicious and Nutritious

12. Additional Recipes
Wait till you try some of these!


In addition, the "good bacteria" make it easier for you to digest your food, helping your body to assimilate more nutrition and rid itself of toxins. Improved digestion is the most natural way to improve the radiance of your skin, keep your bowel movements regular, and help you sleep better. With less excess sugar and toxic waste, your body will find itself with a lot less work to do. Many people who add probiotics to their diets wake up feeling more vibrant, rejuvenated, and full of energy.

Along with these benefits often comes a loss of excess weight and an immune system that seems more resistant to invaders. While only a handful of scientific studies have measured the effects of probiotics on immune system health, individuals have used them to treat everything from cancer to the common cold. Of course, fermented foods are less of a medicine than a healthy addition to your diet. Eat and drink more of them, and you may provide your body with the stronger support it needs to resist diseases, infections, and other health problems.

About the Author

R.J. Ruppenthal is a licensed attorney and college professor who has a passion for growing and raising some of his own food. He is based in California, though he has experience trying to grow winter vegetables in Wisconsin. He regularly writes and blogs about fruit and vegetable gardening, growing food in small urban spaces, sustainability, and raising backyard chickens. On occasion, he even pens something about law or government. You can follow his blogs on his Amazon author page at http://www.amazon.com/R.J.-Ruppenthal/e/B00852ZTT2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 523 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009EOIHVM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super 2 Sep 2013
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I have the cultures, but was unsure of how to go about making the drinks. This book was easy to follow and allowed me to brew with confidence!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 19 Nov 2013
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Very useful introduction to probiotic drinks. I've been using water me for for some time now and still learned a thing or two. The book explains some of the background which I found interesting and suggests recipes which is nice. The second are clearly laid out so you can easily just read the boss you are interested in. If fermentation is brand new to you, learning about the different options available is very useful too.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book but not what I thought 26 Feb 2013
By Tilly
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The book is very informative and gave clear descriptions and instructions. Unfortunately not what I thought it was going to be so totally my bad
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners 19 Feb 2013
By B. Hanni - Published on Amazon.com
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This has great information for learning how to make healthy probiotic drinks. It discusses each drink and the specific health benefits that it provides. It is pretty basic, though, and wouldn't give much additional information to someone who has already started culturing probiotic foods. For example, the section on kefir has basic information that one would usually receive when purchasing kefir grains. It would be helpful for someone who got some extra grains from a friend and had never tried to make it themselves.

This book is best suited to someone who is going to be culturing their first batches of probiotic drinks. I found that I used it as a guide when making my first batch of kefir and kombucha, and didn't need to use it after that.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value and enjoyable reading! 7 Feb 2013
By Brendan D. Sinclair - Published on Amazon.com
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This ebook is a great high level resource on making your own probiotic drinks. For only a dollar, I was very pleasantly surprised. It provides good straightforward DIY info to make yogurt, kefir, kombucha, ginger beer, and rejuvelac.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just In Time! 23 May 2013
By WrittenWordLover - Published on Amazon.com
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I had made a batch of kombucha (certainly not my first, I'd made it several times in the past) and got this the day I was to test my batch. It was as if my kombucha never took off. It was just week-old sweet tea! I was so disappointed. After reading this guide I learned that the kombucha needs a slightly acidic environment to develop. Well, I had used alkaline water to make that batch so there was no way it was going to develop. Without this book i wouldn't have known that and probably would've thrown my $20 scoby in the compost bin. I tried again, this time using purified water with a mid-range pH level. 12 days later, I have gorgeous kombucha!

Now, I am going to try the kefir recipe using coconut milk. This book has inspired me.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Resource on Probiotics 24 Oct 2012
By George Peters - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was very informative and a great resource on the different types of probiotics out there and how to use them in your raw food diet.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for healthy living 10 Oct 2012
By Farm Girl - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a pretty good book. It gave some history and how to. The only thing it was missing was a beet kvass recipe.
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