I’m so glad to be able to offer another awesome giveaway this week and share a product I’ve fallen in love with! I recently discovered the probiotic and vitamin rich beverages Water Kefir and Kombucha, and was so excited to find an inexpensive and homemade source of probiotcs.
Even better, these beverages can be carbonated to taste like natural soda! While I’ve never missed the high fructose corn syrup and sickeningly sweet taste of regular soda, I’ve always enjoyed the carbonation, especially during early pregnancy. Now there an alternative that is not only free of harmful ingredients, but is actually good for you!
Cultures for Health, the company I ordered my water kefir grains from, has agreed to giveaway a Water Kefir starter set to one of my readers! This set comes with the water kefir grains, a bamboo strainer and all the instructions needed to get started making your own natural soda.
I’d also encourage you to check out all the other great products Cultures for Health offers including the starters to make Kombucha, sour cream, milk kefir, yogurt and more!
For those not familiar with Water Kefir, it is a probiotic rich beverage that is made from a colony of beneficial yeast and bacteria in a sugar water solution. The yeasts/bacteria eat the sugar and create the probiotics. This FAQ has a lot more information about Water Kefir.
These water kefir grains are reusable and mine have been creating a new 1/2 gallon batch of water kefir every 24-48 hours. With the proper care, they can last indefinitely, so your probiotics are literally pennies a glass! (Did I mention it gets carbonated like soda?!)
If you’ve been working to get more probiotics in your diet or are still struggling to kick a soda habit, I really recommend that you try water kefir.
How to Win This Water Kefir Starter Set!
To give you more opportunities to win, there are several ways to enter. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry to make sure it counts:
1. Mandatory Entry- Sign up for the Cultures for Health Newsletter by clicking here and then leave a comment below telling me what you like about Water Kefir or fermented foods. You will receive emails about Cultures for Health sales and specials and can unsubscribe at any time. Make sure to leave a comment so I know to count your entry!
Here’s the link for those of you who can’t view embedded links: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/wellness-mama-giveaway
This is good for one (1) entry. For more chances to win, do any of the following:
2. Sign up for my weekly newsletter (in the sidebar or click here) so we can stay in touch (and so you can hear about the other giveaways coming up in the next couple weeks!). Leave a comment telling me that you did. If you already subscribe, just leave a comment telling me that you do. (2 entries)
3. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway. Feel free to use this text in your tweet: “Water Kefir Starter Set Giveaway! Don’t sign up so I can win! http://wp.me/pJk4L-A5 #theWellnessMama” Leave a comment telling me that you did. (1 entry)
4. “Like” me on Facebook. Go to my Facebook page and hit “Like” and then share about this giveaway on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me that you did. (1 entry)
5. Email 3 friends about this giveaway- Share the love, tell your friends about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me that you did. (1 entry)
6. Stumble this giveaway (you can just click the link below) and leave a comment telling me that you did. (1 entry)
7. If you have a blog, blog about this giveaway, and leave the link in the comments below. (2 entries)
8. If you signed up for the 40-Day challenge, you will be automatically entered, but can still get additional entries any of the above ways!
That’s ten chances to win! I’m looking forward to being able to share this Water Kefir set with one of you!
You can enter until Friday April 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST and I will announce the winner the following day (Saturday the 16th) and will also email you if you win. Cultures for Health will send the Water Kefir Starter set directly to the winner. Winner will be chosen via Random.org to be completely fair. Open to residents of U.S. and Canada only.
Disclaimer: Cultures for Health is providing the Water Kefir Starter Set for this giveaway at no charge to me. I purchased my grains from them, and do not benefit in any way monetarily from this giveaway! Just sharing the love (and probiotics!) with you guys! I under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway.
What do you think? Ready to enter the world of probiotic rich beverages? Natural soda sound intriguing? Talk to be below!