Recently I was given the opportunity to try Piqi probiotic water kefir. I had heard of kefir but had never tried it. Being interested and curious, I thought why not give it a go, as it's said to nourish your inner self and do wonders for your gut? Here's how I got on.
Nourish Your Inner Self with Piqi Probiotic Water Kefir
What Is Water Kefir
Water Kefir (pronounced Keh - FEER) is a probiotic sparkling beverage. It is traditionally fermented using kefir grains known as the SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), plus organic sugar and water.
Kefir is usually associated with a probiotic gut-friendly drink based on milk. However, there is another kefir that is completely dairy free. And with many people choosing to avoid dairy for health reasons, PiQi has created sparkling fermented Water Kefir. It has all the great gut health benefits of traditional Kefir but without dairy, making it perfect for those who want to look after their health. It is estimated that around 80% of the immune system is housed in the gut, and a healthy gut is believed to contribute to a stronger immune system.
What is PiQi Water Kefir
PiQi’s Water Kefir is a living fermented drink made from water, kefir culture (mixture of bacteria and yeast known as ‘water kefir grains’), and organic sugar. The fermentation process gives Water Kefir its distinctive light tangy taste and probiotic qualities.
Teeming with vegan lactic acid bacteria, it is a great way to add naturally occurring probiotics to your diet and support a healthy gut and overall well-being.
A delicious healthy gut-friendly drink, full of the probiotic benefits of Kefir. It is vegan, gut-friendly, caffeine-free, raw and traditionally brewed at a small fermentary in Devon. PIQI Water Kefir is available in four delicious flavours: Original Fig; Grapefruit and Cardamom; Butterfly Pea Flower; and Ginger and Lemon PiQi Life has created a delicious range of vegan, gut-friendly Water Kefir now available in large 750ml format available from selected stores, Zebra Plant-Based Grocery Delivery, Not on the High Street, and online from https://piqilife.com/
PiQi Water Kefir Flavours
PiQi Water Kefir comes in four delicious flavours:
Ginger & Lemon Water Kefir
This invigorating water kefir is brewed with organic fiery ginger and organic lemon. A lively zesty thirst quencher with subtle lemon and citrus notes.
Butterfly Pea Flower Kefir
An uplifting, magical herbal infusion brewed with organic sustainably-sourced butterfly-pea flowers and lychees. This gorgeous-looking water kefir is rich in antioxidants and has a delicate aroma with herbal and floral notes.
The water is a beautiful shade of light purple and tastes like a subtle blueberry. The sparkling water was very refreshing!
Grapefruit & Cardamom Kefir
This refreshing yest sophisticated kefir is brewed with organic pink grapefruit and paired with fragrant, yet delicate cardamom (a perfect combination for a healthy glow)!
Original Fig-Infused Kefir
Water kefir in its most natural form. This rejuvenating elixir is brewed with organic figs and has a delicate honey-like aroma with a crisp and slightly fruity flavour.
The different flavoured Piqi water kefir was nothing like I thought they were going to be. They were each delicious and refreshing. It's difficult to pick a favourite, as I thoroughly enjoyed each of them and will definitely have them again soon!
More About PiQi Water Kefir
PiQi Water Kefir is lovingly brewed in small batches at the company’s fermentary in North Devon where they use only the finest sustainably sourced organic ingredients and uplifting botanicals. PiQi Water Kefir is never heat treated or pasteurized, helping preserve the original intended benefits of kefir and making it a healthy, sustainable choice to processed and dairy-based drinks.
PiQi was founded by long-time fermentation enthusiasts and vegan entrepreneurs Aksana Fitzpatrick and Nick Young who want to help people look after their gut health and well-being on a compassionate, plant-based lifestyle.
“We believe that what we consume makes a difference, not just to our health, but also to our planet and all living beings. We both love ‘living’ foods and the benefits they provide to our bodies and minds. A plant-based compassionate lifestyle has been a big part of our lives and we wanted to share it, so we created PiQi Water Kefir to make it easy to enjoy the benefits of Kefir and look after your gut in a delicious planet-friendly way.” explained Aksana.
PiQi Water Kefir can be drunk on its own as a refreshing, healthy soft drink any time of day, or it can be used as the base for deliciously healthy mocktails – great if you are following Dry January.
PiQi won the Nourish Gold Award in 2022 for its Butterfly Pea Flower kefir water, and Taste of the West Gold Award 2022 for its Grapefruit & Cardamom kefir water
All PiQi kefirs are Vegan Certified by the Vegan Society
For more information see: https://piqilife.com/
Which PiQi Water Kefir will you try? Get in touch and let me know how you get on and which one your favourite is.