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How Do I Know If My Poor Water Kefir Grains Are Alive?

Can you see them? They are ALIVE! Time and time again I get emails telling me that people have killed their grains or that they are no good, based on their own assumptions, and then they proceed to throw them away! Yikes! If you can see the grains then they are JUST FINE. The problem …
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How Much Water Kefir Is Safe For Kids To Drink?

This was such a great question I received from a genuinely concerned parent this week. She doesn’t want her children to consume sugar laden drinks so she is thrilled to give them low sugar water kefir but she is also concerned about the alcohol content. It’s not surprising that mothers want the best for their …
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Watermelon Lime Mint Water Kefir Soda Recipe

When a fruit has water in its name, you know that it is a great choice to help you stay hydrated! Watermelon is over 90% water, and is abundant in lycopene which gives it the deep red color and also protects our cells from sun damage, and improves complexion. It is also high in antioxidants …
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How To Make Big Batches Of Water Kefir

It may sound a little redundant with the trend towards sustainability and going ‘back to the earth’ but there really honestly is nothing like home made food and drinks. The lower cost, the better taste, the higher quality, the improvement in health, the time you share while making, drinking or eating it with your loved …
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Honeydew Cucumber Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Somehow this picture just says it all. Refreshing and hydrating.  With sweet, juicy chunks of honeydew melon, ice cold slices of cucumber and fresh mint. This water kefir soda recipe is a summer’s delight. Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours. Strain the grains and add the following to your second …
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Pineapple Coconut Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Make the first ferment with 4 cups of coconut water and no added sugar. The grains will eat up the natural sugars in the coconut water and make the ferment. Leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours. Strain the grains and add the following to your second ferment. 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple or 1/4 cup …
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Apricot Raspberry Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours. Strain the grains and add the following to your second ferment. 1/4 cup finely chopped apricots 1/4 cup raspberries A few sprigs of mint would also be a nice addition to this recipe. Add to the green swivel top bottle with the first ferment water …
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Why Water Kefir Turns Cloudy

Have you ever found your water kefir turning cloudy and smelling like stinky socks? Then your brewing environment is too warm and your yeast has gone out of whack and it’s best not to drink it. To get your grains back into balance, you need to put your grains into water and put them into …
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Strawberry Peach Water Kefir Soda Recipe

This recipe would make for an amazing sangria! The strawberries and the peaches ferment and make for a delicious addition to your drink. Add a bit of white wine and mint and you have a lovely sangria! Or don’t. 😉 Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours. Strain the …
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We Are Growing and Hiring!

Happy Gut Water Kefir Brewery Manager  Happy Gut launched in 2017 and has now grown into a thriving and ever-expanding water kefir brewery and we are hiring a brewer that wants to grow with us! TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT 20 hours per week with opportunity for full time employment.  ANTICIPATED START DATE August 19, 2019 LOCATION Castlegar BC.  WORK …
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Why Water Kefir and Air Conditioning Clash

In order for the fermentation to work, you need to leave your water kefir grains growing in the warmest place in your home. If you have the air conditioning going in your house, the fermentation process will not take place or take place very slowly. You don’t need to turn your air conditioning off though! …
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Rhubarb Lemonade Water Kefir Soda Recipe

It’s a beautiful July evening as I sit out on the deck and write this post. Since our spring was on the cool and rainy side, everything on the farm is currently so lush and green. The rhubarb loves the moisture and the leaves are getting huge! Eventhough you may find this combination a bit …
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Happy Gut Water Kefir Popsicle Recipe

There is no better treat for a kid (or kid at heart) then a cold fruity popsicle on a hot summer’s day! But your popsicles will get a whole lot better if you try this recipe out. By making popsicles with water kefir you will be adding tons of LIVE probiotics and electrolytes to your …
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