Monday, July 18, 2011

Kombucha

This is the time of year that Kombucha really comes in handy. It is a refreshing and hydrating drink any time of year, but when it is hot and we are depleting our bodies through sweating, kombucha and kombucha blended with potassium rich fruit juices can be an amazing boost, not to mention tasting wonderful. There is nothing more refreshing that an effervescent kombucha citrus switzel.

Summer is a good time to get kombucha started for the first time. The countertop and cupboard temperatures in many of our homes are very good for kombucha at this time of year. If you are buying kombucha, let me encourage you to to try growing your own. Many of the best tasting Kombuchas in the bottle at your health food store are actually kombucha/ juice blends or they have honey or stevia added to improve their flavor. Some of them have been pasteurized to make it legal to sell them and safe to bottle them. Please read your label. There are good and good for you kombuchas out there, but some are little better than pop.

If you have been disappointed with your own kombucha that you brewed at home, please consider trying again. You can add honey at home or mix it with fruit juice as well as they can at the factory. You can experiment with brew time and catch it at that perfect for you stage. This can be done for pennies a glass and you are assured that you are getting the live cultures, as there will be no shipping, pasteurizing, or other dubious handling between the brewing container and your glass. You will know exactly what is in it.

If you have never brewed kombucha before, this is a good time to start. For me, it is like zuchinni. It grows rampant with little care. In fact I think it would be hard for me to kill it! I just reposted my Kombucha care post. Here is also the link to it. http://lawana-counterculture.blogspot.com/2010/06/brewing-and-using-kombucha.html

This week I am offering a discounted kombucha special. I will send you a healthy kombucha start with instructions, priority mail for 15.00. If you are interested please leave me a message with the blue e-mail button at the bottom of this page.

Thanks!

Lawana

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