Spring break is great for my March Foodie Reads 2016 Challenge. After Jake and I swapped driving duties, I read through Delicious Probiotic Drinks by Julia Mueller* from cover to cover. Then I read through it again, reading aloud and mentioning to him what we were going to have to try as soon as we get home. He was inspired, too.
The benefits of probiotics are no secret and is something we wholeheartedly already embrace. We lacto-ferment our own veggies. And Jake has been brewing his own kombucha for a few months now though I have yet to write a post about it.
We learned that if we brew kombucha with honey - instead of sugar - it's called a 'jun' and renders the drink a little bit creamy. Hmmm...I'm intrigued!
With clear step-by-step directions, stunning photographs, and nearly eighty recipes this book is going to take our probiotic drink production to a whole new level. Stay tuned for our versions of beet kvass, sage lacto-fermented lemonade, sarsaparilla water kefir, and kanji.
And, in case you're interested in trying your hand at homemade fermented drinks, this is a must read.
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Here's what everyone else is reading this month: March 2016 Foodie Reads Challenge.