Orange and Turmeric Fizzy Probiotic Soda

Carrot and Tumeric Water Kefir Recipe

You can make your own probiotic-rich drink from a juice. I used a kefir starter from Body Ecology – as long as there is sugar, the bacteria will thrive; eat up the sugar and release beneficial bacteria to populate your gut.

In the “How to Use Food to Rebalance Your Hormones” FREE Online workshop, I talk about how important the gut bacterial flora is in rebalancing your hormones. Tune in if this is new information to you.

Carrots and turmeric are a classic pairing and the addition of fresh orange juice and ginger add a little sweetness and spice in this refreshing juice kefir.

Carrot and Turmeric Water Kefir Recipe

Orange and Tumeric Water Kefir Recipe
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed carrot juice
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 coins of fresh ginger ¼ inch thick
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly grated turmeric root OR 1 ½ teaspoons dried
  • 1 packet Body Ecology water kefir starter (I use this one)
How To Make
  1. In a clean 1 quart jar, combine the carrot juice, orange juice, ginger and turmeric.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the Kefir starter and stir.
  4. Cover the top of the jar with a cloth or coffee filter and secure with a rubber band or twine.
  5. Let sit at room temperature (72 – 74 degrees) for 24 hours.
  6. Remove the cover and taste.
  7. For a "fizzier" drink, let sit for another 12 hours.
  8. When you are happy with the flavor top with a lid and refrigerate. Use within 1 week.

Learn how to rebalance your hormones with food in my book, Cooking for Hormone Balance.


Carrot and Turmeric Water Kefir RecipeCarrot and Turmeric Water Kefir Recipe


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  • Roberta says:


    is this fermented drink like kefir, i.e. does it keep multiplying? Or is it a one-shot deal?

  • Barbara says:

    Sounds delish! I’ve been culturing love water kefir grains for many years. It’s an awesome beverage. I prefer to grow and ferment in a sealed anaerobic environment like s Fido jar. My grains thrive and produce a fizzier brew. You can check my site for grains and water kefir supplies. Nice post!

  • Donna says:

    Your recipe sounds delicious. How important is “Let sit at room temperature (72 – 74 degrees) for 24 hours.” I live in south Florida and room temp is closer to 80 and up as we are pretty much experiencing summer now in May. Your thoughts?

  • Anne says:

    I have Hashi and would like to know and have had hysterectomy . Does that matter with the Hormone Balancing Recipe? Is it just working on my existing body hormones. Please advise

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