Have you tried Kombucha? Kombucha is in the fermented foods family, along with sauerkraut, kefir, miso, and tempeh. Kombucha is full of probiotics, B vitamins and antioxidants. The drink is made from bacteria and yeast mixed with black or green tea and sugar. The sugary tea turns into kombucha with the help of a SCOBY—a.k.a. “a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast”. These bacteria can help keep your gut healthy, fight inflammation, boost immunity and aid in digestion.
You can buy Kombucha at a grocery store or you can make it yourself. I got this Kombucha Brewing Kit as a gift and I bottled it up this past weekend. I left a few plain and was surprised that they taste really good! I flavored two bottles with mango and 2 bottles with lemon and ginger. If you have any bottling or flavoring tips, let me know!
Update: the Mango was awesome! Just a few tablespoons of diced mango really added some yummy flavor. The lemon ginger had a subtle added flavor too. I love ginger so it’s a winner!