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Fall is such an exciting time in the world of Water Kefir Soda and this warming Spiced Pear and Vanilla Soda is decadent! There are so many fruits and herbs to experiment with when it comes to making interesting flavor combinations. I’m having a tough time containing myself because I have so many exciting recipes to share with you!


Since Water Kefir is rich in over 30 billion strains of LIVE probiotics, magnesium, B12,  enzymes and electrolytes, it helps boost our immune systems by repopulating our guts with good bacteria. This supports proper digestion and warns off harmful bacteria and viruses.


Known for their super immune boosting properties and longtime remedy for nausea, pears are high in fiber, phytonutrients, vitamin C, vitamin K and copper. They are very helpful for any skin conditions like psoriasis, acne or dermatitis. They also provide us with antioxidants and are anti inflammatory thus helping decrease chronic inflammation. As one of the more easily digested fruits, many practitioners recommend that pear be one of the first fruits considered when it comes time to introducing an infant to his or her first pureed fruits.


Vanilla on the other hand is full of anti oxidants and has been used for centuries to soothe inflammation. The antibacterial nature of this beneficial flower makes it a powerful ally in the battle against acne, as it can eliminate the underlying infection and speed up the healing process of the skin. It can also help ease conditions of arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.

The following recipe is can be used with pears that are fresh, frozen or you can purchase pear juice in the grocery store.


1 fresh pear or 1/4 cup pear juice

1/2 tsp vanilla or 2 inches vanilla bean

5 pieces candied ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Add ingredients to your Happy Gut swivel top bottle, clasp the lid and leave it in the warmest place in your home for 24 hours. Slowly open and ENJOY! Make sure you eat the fermented fruit. It has beneficial fibre and over 30 strains of LIVE probiotics.




My company is fortunate to have the support of an amazing local store called The Gift Box that allows me to showcase their beautiful glassware in my photo shoots. The decanter that is shown in the picture has a rubber stopper on it and seals the jar completely shut hence causing no air to escape and allowing the CO2 to build up and create beautiful fizz for the water kefir! Not only did it look beautiful sitting on the counter with the pretty pear and vanilla pieces being showcased, but it also made me feel like I was drinking some foreign decadent delight. Everyone who walked in commented on how beautiful it looked!

We love to see YOUR creations! Tag us in your water kefir posts on Instagram and Facebook, or email them to us for a chance to be featured on our social media pages!

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This Blog is proudly written in Canada with Love and Good Intentions,

Leeza Zurwick and The Happy Gut Team

P.S. Find me at the CALGARY FERMENTATION FEST on October 13.

1:30 pm – 2:25 pm

Water Kefir “Where Have You Been All My Life”
w/ Leeza Zurwick: Founder of Happy Gut Pro
Discover how something can taste so good, be so easy to make and be good for you! You will learn water kefir’s history & benefits, how to brew it & the versatile uses of this S.C.O.B.Y. Learn how to culture coconut water, nut mylkes & the endless flavour variations you can utilize to enhance your beverages.
Be prepared to be blown away by the versatility and benefits of water kefir.
Make my day by stopping by the HAPPY GUT booth and introducing yourself! 🙂



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