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Two of 2019’s health crazes, water kefir and matcha, combine forces in this ultra good-for-you soda.

Balanced with fresh mint and lime juice, this drink has the zing of ginger and reminds you of sitting on a bright and breezy patio.


Living in Canada has it’s challenges with the gloomy weather often wreaking havoc on your psyche.

If sitting on the beach is not in your repertoire this winter, then this fresh and light soda is a great pick me up option.

Matcha, in my opinion is an aquired taste.

I’m reeeeeally into it at the moment!

It’s a great afternoon pick me up and makes me feel energized without the crash and the flavor isn’t as strong when you mix it with the citrus, lime and ginger. 

My favorite brand of Matcha is from Virtue Artisan Tea.

Always make sure that when you buy Matcha that it is pure and has no added ingredients.

Not familiar with the astounding health benefits of Matcha?

It’s a high-grade, finely ground, concentrated green tea has been traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies for hundreds of years and is a super fat burner and cancer cell fighter. Learn more about it here. 



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 fresh squeezed lime juice or 2 drops food grade essential oil

leaves fresh mint

3 slices fresh ginger or 5 pieces candied ginger

4 tsp matcha

Seal up the green swivel top bottle and shake it up to combine ingredients.

Leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.

Open slowly. 

Strain and enjoy!

This elixer will give your body a big boost of energy, probiotics, magnesium, B vitamins, folate, vitamin K, electrolytes and enzymes.

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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 continue my Citrus January series and feature a strawberry lemonade soda.

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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