When we arrived at our resort in Diani Beach, we were greeted with cold drinks that we later learned were called Dawa Sawa. "Dawa" is a Swahili word for medicine, cure, potent, etc. When we asked the staff at they said that the drink was a "magic potion!" Since returning from our trip, we've made our own version that we drink all the time. It got us wondering, how can we load this up to increase the health benefits? There are 3 core ingredients (4 if you have the vodka version).

  1. Water/Soda Water
  2. Raw Honey - natural antibacterial (fights bacteria), humectant (draws in moisture), regulates blood sugar
  3. Lime - aids in digestion due to it's natural aroma. It also is loaded with antioxidants that help to refresh the skin , while the citric acid helps to burn fat and promote weight loss.

On their own these ingredients all provide amazing benefits to your body, but together, they pack the most refreshing punch.

We spiced this up by adding in one additional "power boost!"


Apple cider vinegar actually helps to make you feel full sooner, which aids in weightloss. The acetic acid in ACV also helps to kills unwanted bacteria. Check out these sites for more on the benefits of ACV.

Check out this recipe (substitute water/soda water for vodka) and let us know what you think! You can purchase our recommended ingredients by clicking on the below. We typically use fresh limes, but organic, pure lime juice can also save you time.