How Long Is Water Kefir Good For?
Great question with a couple of different answers. The bottom line is that water kefir NEVER goes no good. If it is in a sealed bottle with no chance of cross contamination, the LIVE cultures will slowly continue to eat up the sugars in the drink and eventually the drink will turn to vinegar. You … Continued
Cucumber Lime Mint Water Kefir Soda
The cucumber and mint act as an anti-inflammatory helping you reduce bloat and the lime gives you a burst of vitamin C. As I continue on with my March theme of using vegetables in water kefir soda, this combination is ultra refreshing! The tartness of the lime combined with the sweet smell of cucumber and the jolt of mint makes this … Continued
What EXACTLY Are Water Kefir Grains Made Up Of?
Water kefir is made from kefir grains, also known as sugar grains, tibicos, tibi, or Japanese water crystals. Different countries call them by different names. In Germany they may be called Piltz; in Italy, Kefir di Frutta; and in France, Graines Vivantes. They have absolutely no connection to grain used for flour. The grains are made up … Continued
Beets in a Water Kefir Soda Recipe???
The tartness of the lemon combined with the sweetness of the beets and the fruitiness of the blueberries makes this combination a delicious treat and it’s also full of natural energy boosting ingredients! As I continue on with my March theme of using vegetables in water kefir soda ferments, the vibrant magenta from the beets … Continued
Carrot Apple Ginger Water Kefir Soda Recipe
Veggies in soda? It may sound weird but it’s actually very tasty! I dare you to try making it and let me know what you think. It’s a bit on the sweeter side but add a bit more ginger than usual and the burn will offset some of the sweetness. Yum! Carrot Apple Ginger WATER KEFIR … Continued
Water Kefir VS Kombucha- Who’s The Winner?
This is the number one question that I get asked on a daily basis and the low down is this. They are both excellent drinks in their own way. I am proud to sell my Happy Gut kits and grains on the Albertan Spud.ca website and they did a fantastic article about the comparison that I was inspired to share with you. Kimchi, kombucha, and kefir water–oh my! … Continued
Can I Add Tea To My Water Kefir Recipe?
I love when people ask me questions. It means that they are interested in improving their gut health and that’s my specialty. 🙂 Here is the low down. The base of kombucha is black tea which means that it contains caffeine. The beauty of water kefir is that it has no caffeine so if you … Continued
What Are The Benefits Of Pretty Hibiscus?
I must say, living in Canada, hibiscus is very foreign to us. Some people grow them as tropical house plants and may get a bloom or two but for the most part, people have no idea what it even is. Hibiscus is popping up more readily these days in various drinks and it made me … Continued
No Lies Here! Happy Gut Real Ginger Ale
Did you grow up drinking ginger ale when you were sick? When I was growing up, drinking Canada Dry Ginger Ale was a staple in our family when we were sick. Turns out it was pretty much a placebo effect. 🙁 Last year, someone sued Canada Dry for negligible and false promotion as part of a marketing … Continued
How To Double Your Water Kefir Grains
Water kefir grains are like children (hence the name babies). You can guide them along but they are still going to do things their own way. My full time job as a Master Water Kefir Brewer is to mass produce water kefir grains in my grow op. I have tried every method that I could … Continued