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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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! … Continued

Something To Be Proud Of At Happy Gut

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

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 Transfer My Water Kefir Grains?

So you received your package of kefir grains and you are excited to get started but what is the best way to transfer them into the jar? This has been a common question that I have been receiving and I wanted to go into some depth with the answer. When your grains arrive, they have … Continued


The Parsley is a perfect addition to this tummy soothing elixir. As I continue on with my March theme of using vegetables (yes parsley is a vegetable) in water kefir soda, this recipe comes from a lovely Happy Gut fan. I was doing a demo at the Kootenay COOP one day and she came over … Continued

How Long Is Water Kefir Good For?

Great question with a couple of different answers. The bottom line is that water kefir NEVER goes no good. If it is in a sealed bottle with no chance of cross contamination, the LIVE cultures will slowly continue to eat up the sugars in the drink and eventually the drink will turn to vinegar. You … Continued

Beets in a Water Kefir Soda Recipe???

The tartness of the lemon combined with the sweetness of the beets and the fruitiness of the blueberries makes this combination a delicious treat and it’s also full of natural energy boosting ingredients! As I continue on with my March theme of using vegetables in water kefir soda ferments, the vibrant magenta from the beets … Continued

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