It all began sitting in my primary school art class whilst listening to the captivating stories of a coconut’s incredible journey through life . This was my first meeting with this remarkable traveler (coconut ) as big as a head with a taut outer skin that sounded like a jungle drum as we took turns tapping our finger tunes on it. It was fascinating I was feeling like I knew this far away place that was triggering my imagination. Huge thanks to Mr Johnston, our dear teacher who had thoughtfully smuggled the traveler back in his suitcase from his tropical adventures and for filling & fueling our little receptive minds !
Unaware that a seed of inspiration had been planted in my subconscious and as that same exotic coconut (seed ) would become more and more important throughout my travels in the tropics over the next 30 years.
Fast forward after already carving out a business in coconut we were having a discussion about its health benefits set against the beautiful back drop of the Philippines The coconut seed colonises remote islands transforming them into individual ecosystems that provide a benefit to their host (island) by means of attracting other forms of life. That parallel between the coconut seed and bacteria exists as they colonize the gut creating individualized inner ecosystem that’s where the concept of Rhythm began !
The question of bringing good bacteria & coconut together to create something unique and totally natural that would be of benefit to us all led me to the wonderful world of fermentation. This ancient process wasn’t just a natural way of preserving food stuffs .It had been passed down by generation to generation because it had benefited human health this was backed by thousands of years of testament. It did not take long to find the most active natural cultures, dairy free Kefir, that would facilitate a rainbow of diversity in terms of bacteria when fermented together .
The problem was keeping it all together whilst retaining all the raw enzymes This was going to take something so special, a natural food technology that only used cold pressurization High Pressure Processing to give it enough shelf life whilst keeping it inline with mother nature .
Having recognized the gut boosting potential of these beneficial bacteria, we developed 3 raw, every day natural coconut kefir products made with only young coconut meat, young coconut water and dairy free kefir cultures with no added sugar:
Pure coconut – a lightly fermented, nutritious, drink that is a source of beneficial bacteria and can be enjoyed every day drink
Coconut ,Mango and Passion-fruit , lightly fermented with raw fruits and mango fibre
Coconut & Greens a lightly fermented drink combining wonderful green fibre from green vegetables and coconut
High Potency range in glass
Life Shot 200 – used as a course for underlying gut health issues or as an immune boost*.
You can learn more about and buy the range of kefir drinks here.