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This recipe comes from the heart. By giving my heart and soul to the success of this company, I was not able to go on our annual trip to Mexico. I didn’t get my annual gorge on fresh fruit and vegetables that my body so desperately craves by the time March rolls around but this recipe cheered me up with the freshness of the cucumber mixed with the sweet smell of watermelon and the hint of cilantro. It all took me to a time and place but also brought a tear to my eye. 😉

CUCUMBER MELON

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.

1/8 cup watermelon pieces

1/8 cup cucumber pieces

1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro or mint or 2 drops doTerra cilantro or peppermint Essential Oil

Add to the green swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir.

Seal up the green swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.

Open slowly, strain and enjoy!

Refrigerate immediately and it can last there for up to 8 weeks before it turns to vinegar.

This refreshing soda will give your immune system a boost of over 30 billion LIVE probiotics, magnesium, B vitamins, folate, vitamin K, electrolytes, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A.

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This Blog is written in Canada with Love and good intentions,

Leeza Zurwick

p.s. stay tuned next week when I share a strawberry basil water kefir soda recipe.

Leeza Zurwick is the Founder of Happy Gut and has a deep passion for living off the earth and using fermented food as medicine. After being gifted some water kefir grains, she found it difficult to find consistent information on how to brew water kefir and she found it challenging to source the right brewing supplies. Through extensive research, trial and error, Leeza developed simple recipes and systems to ensure success and delicious results. After drinking water kefir daily, she noticed a significant reduction in bloating, clearer skin and her immune system was strengthened enough to not get sick, despite working in classrooms full of germy kids! Leeza launched Happy Gut in 2017 and made it her mission to share the age old wisdom, simplicity and incredible health benefits of live, probiotic rich, fermented Water Kefir.

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