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Get Your ‘Plum’ Ing Movin’ with Vanilla Plum Thyme Water Kefir Soda

Let’s get your ‘Plum’ ing movin’. Literally!  Happy Gut is located on a farm in the beautiful West Kootenay’s with an abundance of fruit trees that produce prolific amounts of fruit. Fall is such a great time to experiment! This week I chose plum as our brew of the week. I was recently contacted by … Continued

A Little Powerhouse That Soothes Sore Throats

The much dreaded sore throat and cold season has arrived and it’s almost impossible to avoid picking something up. As a child, I would get Bronchitis every winter and have the most disturbing bark for weeks on end. In the last few years, I rarely get colds and personally attribute it to making healthy food … Continued

Sleep – Cherries – Chocolate – The Good Life

In this weeks blog Team Happy Gut shares how water kefir, cherries, leafy greens and chocolate can help improve your sleep! SLEEP All of us have struggled with sleep at some point in our lives. Insomnia, stress, and anxiety are the top reasons why most of us don’t get enough Zzzss. Sleep deprivation effects everything … Continued

Happy Camper Acne Fighting Water Kefir Smoothie

Happy Camper Smoothie– First Ferment Water Kefir Juice and pulp of one orange 3 strawberries diced 1 cup spinach 2-3 medium sized basil leaves (cilantro is also delicious as a substitute in this recipe) 1 tablespoon grated ginger 1.5 cup first ferment optional- 1 scoop of protein powder and/or 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey … Continued

The Good Life Magazine – Water Kefir

    Read how drinking probiotic rich water kefir can benefit you, your kids and your pets. THE GOOD LIFE MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST     Ready to get started? Order online Find Happy Gut in over 60 retail locations across BC and Alberta   Subscribe to our Newsletter here and receive more inspiring water kefir recipes … Continued

Fatigue Energy Boost Smoothie

Give your fatigue an energy boost with this smoothie! 1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen) 1/4 cup raw (shredded) or steamed beets 1 hand full fresh basil (6-12 leaves to taste) **Our favorite in this is Thai basil, with its subtle licorce flavor. Sweet basil is also a great add to this mix! 1 teaspoon … Continued

Water Kefir Blueberry Dream Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Water Kefir Blueberry Dream Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie 1/4 cup frozen wild blueberries 1 cup (packed) lightly blanched or young nettles (can sub spinach or kale if you don’t have nettle) *Be sure to use tongs or wear gloves when handling  fresh nettles to prevent stings* 1 cup first ferment water kefir 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger … Continued

Honey Lemon Ginger Water Kefir Immunity Smoothie

Honey Lemon Ginger Immunity Smoothie 2T honey  1-2T fresh grated ginger (or 1/2t ground) 3/4t ground tumeric (1T fresh grated)  1 cup loose spinach (if you use a bullet, it should be half of the blending cup)  1c first ferment water kefir 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon  5 chunks frozen pineapple  Optional: add protein powder of … Continued

Why do I battle apathy and fatigue every January? Is it the winter blues?

Do you struggle with the winter blues? It hits me every January like a  5 lb. brain weight and just sits there. I would just rather sit and scroll through Instagram all day and night. Mindless entertainment. I want to eat warm, ooey, gooey comfort food and have someone else cook because god knows that … Continued

Lose your SH*T to build your immunity.

  Step one of immunity building. Lose your sh*t! The majority of us are full of SH*T. Literally! Before we are able to boost our immune system, we need to flush out our built-up waste.  The colon is home to billions of microflora (bacteria).  Besides forming stool, the various beneficial bacterial organisms living within the … Continued

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