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Happy Gut is proud to be a Social Enterprise that hires people with disabilities. My background is in Special Education and I worked in my local school district for 24 years before venturing into being a business owner. One of my main assignments was to take students out into the community on work experience and … Continued

Lavender Lemonade Water Kefir Soda Recipe

As delicious as it is healing, this infused water kefir combines the refreshing flavor of fresh lemon juice with the calming properties of lavender. The flavor is unique and beautiful—sweet with floral notes. It’s bubbly, tart and has the distinct flavor that only lavender buds can bestow upon a beverage. Warning. Lavender can quickly become … Continued

How Much Water Kefir Should I Drink In A Day?

Water kefir is a fermented beverage, full of probiotics and other healthy ingredients. It contains LIVE bacteria and yeasts which effects the gut flora greatly. This is the reason you should be mindful when you integrate water kefir or any fermented foods for that matter into your diet. Start out by introducing water kefir slowly. Only 1/2 cup … Continued

Cherry Vanilla Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Cherries are in their full glory this week at the Happy Gut farm! They not only make for a beautiful looking ferment but the robust flavour makes for a delicious refreshing soda! Cherry Vanilla Water Kefir Soda Recipe Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours. Strain the grains and … Continued

How Enzymes In Water Kefir Relieve Stomach Pain

Not only does water kefir have many vitamins and billions of LIVE probiotics it also produces digestive enzymes. This helps with the break down of food and nutrients. The best time to drink water kefir is before a meal as it allows for the enzymes to get into your gut before food does. This means … Continued

How Do I Know If My Water Kefir Is Fermented?

As a Master Water Kefir Brewer, trouble shooting is my specialty! I love when people take the time to shoot me an email and ask me questions rather than just giving up and throwing their grains away or giving Happy Gut a scathing review. Water kefir fermenting can be tricky and my job is to … Continued

Orange Basil Ginger Water Kefir Soda Recipe

This acne fighting, basil infused, probiotic rich, water kefir recipe is brimming with a burst of orange, hints of ginger and a pop of strawberry. Did you know that water kefir can help improve your complexion? Acne can be painful, itchy and for some induces self consciousness. The LIVE probiotics in water kefir provide an … Continued

Butterfly Pea Flower Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Brilliant purple butterfly pea flower tea is becoming a common ingredient in many brews these days and is renowned for it’s high levels of antioxidants. While many natural food stores or tea shops do carry butterfly pea flower tea, you can also easily purchase high quality, butterfly pea flower tea online. When we can’t find it … Continued

How Long Do Water Kefir Grains Live?

Indefinitely! The hardy little buggers are live, consuming organisms that are in a constant state of reproduction. As long as you feed them periodically and give them rest by putting them into dormancy every so often, they will reproduce and ferment indefinitely. They have lived for over a thousand years. Some may get weaker over … Continued

Blueberry Basil Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Just the smell of this Blueberry Basil combination will have you salivating before it even touches your tongue! BLUEBERRY BASIL WATER KEFIR SODA 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. 1/2 Cup Blueberries lightly squeezed 5 leaves pinched fresh basil  … Continued

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