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When nutritional consultant Chakra Levy began fermenting non-dairy KeVita in her home kitchen, she created a completely new kind of drink and joined forces with winemaker and entrepreneur Bill Moses to bring KeVita to market. The result of KeVita Co-Founders’ Chakra and Bill's effort is a sparkling drink with a pleasing, mellow fermented flavor that is not tart or vinegary.

Unlike other kefir drinks, it is not dairy based, nor is it kombucha or juice or soda — KeVita has its own unique, refreshing sparkle and taste. “We first created KeVita for its probiotics and have found that KeVita works well with so many diets and lifestyles,” Chakra says. “It’s a delicious, uplifting drink enjoyed as a boost, a post-workout drink or a coffee, soda or juice alternative.”

The making of organic KeVita starts with a living probiotic culture fermented on site at the company’s facility. It is then blended with a base of coconut water, tea or fruit. Lightly carbonated, most flavors are sweetened with no-calorie stevia and there are choices with or without caffeine.

“We choose locally sourced ingredients when possible,” Chakra adds. “We source our lemon and ginger locally and source the strawberry purée from as many local fields as possible here in our Southern California region.”

Have you tried KeVita? If so, when do you like to drink it and what is your favorite flavor?

 

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Kelcey says …

I love Kevita, especially the coconut flavor. I usually never drink anything besides water, but this is the exception. I had just started drinking kombucha, but I like Kevita better.

marie says …

Kevita is absolutely fabulous!! I bought a case and didn't share it with anyone!! YUMMMMM!!I did however tell people all about it, and the health benefits of this yummy treat. It is soo good. It makes my body and me happy.

Lauren says …

I love your drinks and will continue to purchase it. I am also interested in a good recipe for a home made version. Many thanks, Lauren

Nancy says …

Just purchased a case. I now have a refreshing beverage to look forward to in my frig just a step away! Keep up the good work. I, of course shared it on Facebook a long time ago. Thanks for putting on sale for Kevita lovers.

john says …

Yay, stuffs like better tasting Kombuchha. Mangos the best, but poms great with a lil rum.

Lee says …

I love KeVita! It's so delicious especially the strawberry acai one! My kids like it too!

Lynn says …

Love the product. I have been drinking KeVita for some time now and have not had a cold since I began my one a day regimen. Prior to this time, I had had 2 or 3 colds a year.

jen says …

Their site claims KeVita is soy-free, but every single flavor states that they contain trace amounts of soy. What gives?

Carissa says …

Sorry to say, but they definitely didn't "create a new kind of drink." Water kefir has been around for ages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibicos

T. Rickard says …

Will you publish the nutritional Info? How many calories? How many Carbs? How much sugar?

Megan says …

@T. Rickard You can check out the ingredients and nutritional info for each flavor over at the <a href="http://kevita.com/kevita-probiotic-drink" rel="nofollow">KeVita web site here</a>.

Jerry says …

Why use stevia? Why not just leave the flavors and sweetness as they are. People can add stevia or more sweetners on their own if they want it. Please don't assume people want more sweetness. Vitamin water is doing well, is it not?

Steph says …

My family and I have enjoyed making this kind of drink for years.I'm so happy it's made more readily for everyone to enjoy the wonderful health benefits of this dairy-free kefir!

Robin says …

Lemon ginger -- tastes great &amp; is very stomach-soothing! Love it for after my helo flights!!!

Cari says …

Was instantly one of my favorite drinks! The lemon ginger is the best. Even my mom who usually avoids the natural drinks loves it! Thank you so much!!

linda says …

We love Kevita. I love the coconut flavor. My kids like the strawberry and the mango. We always drink some after meals especially dinner. Helps with digestion. Excellent!

Chakra Earthsong says …

KeVita is indeed soy free! We did put the trace amount of soy warning on the KeVita label briefly, during a period where we were submitting all of the flavors for lab testing. When lab results proved KeVita to be soy free we then removed the statement from the label.

Jessica says …

How can you claim the Living Green to be soy free when on the ingredients label it says (in fine print) contains trace amounts of soy!? Trace amounts do not equal soy free. That is misleading!!

Chakra Earthsong says …

We have since removed the trace amount of soy statement on the KeVita label when 3rd party lab test results showed that KeVita is indeed soy free. We only printed labels once with this warning. We were happy we could remove and did so on our next label print run. We didn't want to take a chance - if you'd like more information, please feel free to contact me directly at customerservice@KeVita.com All of the KeVita flavors are indeed soy free!

Susan H. says …

Been fermenting berries and all kinds of fruit overnight with your Mango flavor...adds great flavor, better than using kombucha or two kinds of whey I have.

joanna p says …

Can not wait to try it :))) , sound amazing

Nettie09 says …

I absolutely LOOOOVE Kevita's Living Greens flavor. Dare I say, I might be addicted to it. I was so happy to see that Whole Foods carries the brand and it was on sale recently. But, as of late, it doesn't seem to be restocked in any of the NYC and NJ stores where I've looked for it. What's up with that?

melissa nist says …

HI! Just tried the coconut drink today, AMAZING! I love that it is super low in sugar, calories, carbs and doesn't contain caffeine (I have a heart allergy to it). The taste was fantastic and I am hooked, bought 4, can't wait to drink another one. Is there any way to order online and have a case shipped to me? Whole foods is WAAYYYY out of my way:(

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@MELISSA - We're so happy that you enjoyed KeVita! Currently we do not ship perishable products. You can find a list of other retailers that sell KeVita on their website at http://kevita.com/stores. Hopefully you will find a store closer to you!

Eddie says …

I like raw kombucha drink better than Kevita. I only like the coconut one from Kevita because I like the ingredient. I don't like the others ingredients.

Juniper Brinlee says …

I love this stuff!!! The strawberry acai coconut is my favorite! :)

Dwayne says …

I love the Strawberry Acai and Coconut.. I was wondering if you can share how much of apple cider vinegar goes into each bottle

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DWAYNE - Since we do not make this product, I would suggest reaching out directly to the vendor.

Tsiliana says …

Any flavors without added stevia? My body can't tolerate stevia...is there a non-sweetens alternative for those who can't ingest sugar substitutes?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@TSILIANA- I looked through the products on their site and was unable to find any products that did not contain stevia.

Liland says …

hello, I recently have been drinking kevita and noticed it says trace amounts of alcohol. How much alcohol would that be? thank you

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@LILAND - I spoke with Chakra and she let me know that "all 9 varieties of the KeVita are below the legal limit of 0.5% alcohol limit per bottle. The labels of all fermented drinks require the disclaimer "a trace amount of alcohol" disclaimer. Hope this helps!

Nina Wall says …

I would like to purchase a case of the KeVita Coconut Sparkling Probiotic Drink. Please advise me how I might do so. Thank you, Nina Wall

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@NINA - The best way is to contact your local store to place a special order. We do not ship perishable products so you would need to pick this up at your local store. Most stores also offer a 10% discount for buying by the case!

bdwr629 says …

I just recently switched from Kombucha to Kevita and I like the Kevita so much better! I like that it is not vinegary tasting and has much less carbs and sugar than Kombucha and most flavors are sweetened with stevia and have no caffeine. This is so great for people on special diets. My favorite flavors are the Coconut, Mango Coconut, and Pomegranate Coconut! I will have to ask about buying a case the next time I shop at Whole Foods. Love this stuff! Thanks for carrying it!

Wendy Ogden says …

This stuff is fantastic! I don't drink soda so this is perfect when I get a craving and it's good for me to boot! I will definitely be buying this in the future.

Dixie Feiner says …

Does KeVita make a drinkable probiotic mouthwash?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@DIXIE - I would suggest reaching out to Kevita directly to see what they have planned for the mouthwash category!

Judy Usavage says …

I really like Kevita;my husband bought it, didn't like it and gave it to me. Since I can't have coffee anymore or caffeine, and must have probiotics I like the flavor and how refreshing it is. Sometimes I have trouble swallowing water but Kevita goes down well. Just that there is only one place locally I can get it and it's $400 a bottle. Whole Foods is so far away for me in Cape Coral.

CMNemet says …

Tried from my Pensacola, FL. Everman's Food Co-op. Loved the flavor and fizz, med bite! Other brands are very hi in sugars, might as well have dessert! YOURs is FLAVOR, FIZZ and right amt of ATTITUDE. WHERE can I get these at a more consumer friendly wholesale price. My hubby and I split a bottle as a treat! He likes the Lemon Ginger (9g/sugar), my fav is the Pom/Coconut (1g). Would drink everyday, if I could afford it! LOVE the non-GMO and ORGANIC ingred, thanks for something I can drink w/o worry! CN

Rita says …

I started drinking levitation this week and I love it. Lemon ginger is my favorite. I have two questions: can drinking it daily lead to harmful abundance of good bacteria? The other question is about the price. Do you think it will go down in near future? Also, I wish all varieties had only 1 gm of sugar.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@RITA - I would suggest reaching out to Kevita directly to find out. You can reach out to them via their website at http://kevita.com/.

larry laudig says …

Would like to order a case of KeVita in lemon flavor. Is it possible to order direct? I live in Waxahachie, Texas.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@LARRY - We do not currently ship perishable products. You can always check with Kevita directly to see if they offer a shipping option.

Cheryl says …

I love the tart mojita drink, it contains organic apple cider but is very pleasant tasting. I live in the South and I drink a bottle of it as my reward after mowing my lawn in the heat and humidity, well, really any excuse to have a refreshing glass works for me. Thanks for a great drink with only 1 gram of sugar!!

John Rolli says …

KeVita lists Magnesium Citrate but as a "drink" does not disclose on label or web site how much chemical is included. Would like to know. Thanks

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JOHN - Since we do not manufacture this product, I would suggest reaching out to Kevita directly to find out.

Gwen Harrell says …

Living Greens is my favorite, but I am having a hard time finding it. I live in the Baltimore, MD area. Thanks.

Olivia says …

I'm obsessed with kevita masterbrew pineapple peach flavor'

HELEN says …

Can someone tell me where in Toronto i can find the kevita juice??

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