What EXACTLY Are Water Kefir Grains Made Up Of?
Water kefir is made from kefir grains, also known as sugar grains, tibicos, tibi, or Japanese water crystals. Different countries call them by different names. In Germany they may be called Piltz; in Italy, Kefir di Frutta; and in France, Graines Vivantes. They have absolutely no connection to grain used for flour. The grains are made up … Continued
Water Kefir VS Kombucha- Who’s The Winner?
This is the number one question that I get asked on a daily basis and the low down is this. They are both excellent drinks in their own way. I am proud to sell my Happy Gut kits and grains on the Albertan Spud.ca website and they did a fantastic article about the comparison that I was inspired to share with you. Kimchi, kombucha, and kefir water–oh my! … Continued
Lemon Strawberry Water Kefir Soda Recipe
This recipe winds up our month of January Citrus Water Kefir Soda Recipes and this Vitamin C boosting Lemon Strawberry Mint combination is so tasty. Citrus and water kefir really do go hand in hand. The zing of flavour and the extra boost of vitamin C from the citrus and the boost of LIVE probiotics, … Continued
The Best Water For Water Kefir Fermentation
Let’s take the confusion out of this one once and for all! Water kefir grains need minerals to survive and thrive and benefit from water sources with higher mineral content. With that said, if the mineral content is too high, the grains can begin to disintegrate. Some water sources such as well water or spring … Continued
Minty Matcha Lime Water Kefir Recipe
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. Ahhh… Living in Canada has it’s challenges with the gloomy weather often wreaking havoc on your psyche. If sitting on … Continued
How This Fruit Can Boost Your Weight Loss
In my world, January means citrus season and our fruit bowl is always brimming with giant juicy oranges and grapefruits. It was an interesting photo shoot this week when two distinct worlds collided. A beautiful snowy Canadian day with juicy Californian sunshine pink grapefruit. The best of both worlds. (The white spots on the leaves are … Continued
HOW TO MAKE A ZINGER LOW SUGAR NEW YEAR’S EVE COCKTAIL
One of the #1 questions that I get asked at my demo’s after people have tasted my drinks and are pleasantly surprised at how delicious they are is… Can I add alcohol to this??? YES!!! OF COURSE!!! If you are into the Nude and Nutrl coolers, then this is very comparable as long as you … Continued
How To Ward Off Germs With This Vitamin C Rich Soda
Bring on the Christmas hugs, kisses and germ exchange. Flus and colds are running rampid at this time of year so instead of drinking chemical and sugar laden soda this holiday, why not give your immune system the gift of super boosting water kefir and ward them off? Impress your family and friends by making them … Continued
Do You Need More Of This Aphrodisiac Fruit?
I’ll bet your partner thinks so 😉 Move over oysters. Pomegranate has arrived! Christmas is a magical time with cozy fires and twinkly lights so why not introduce some aphrodisiac fruit to spark a little romance? Apparently Love foods that stimulate desire are prized in cultures worldwide and pomegranates are one of the top fruits. … Continued
Interesting Ways Molasses Can Help Combat Holiday Stress
Who knew that a cute little gingerbread man could do so much for your health???!!! This week I wanted to feature an ingredient used at Christmas that helps our well being and boy did I hit the JACKPOT! Honestly, I remember my mother telling me that molasses was good for me when I was growing … Continued