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Episode 124: Why You Should Drink Kombucha in the Summertime

By Donna Schwenk / June 2, 2020

If you like this, then please share! Episode 123: Your Microbes Want This Coffee Alternative Episode 124: Why You Should Drink Kombucha in the Summertime Edit Listen To My Podcast Kombucha is a must-have in the summertime! When the body is exposed to excessive heat, the liver can become stressed and kombucha can help! Drinking…

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20 Smart Ways To Use Your Kombucha SCOBYs!

By Maci / May 30, 2020

So, you all keep asking . . . What do I do with all these SCOBYs?! If you are anything like me, you have a pile of SCOBYs in a massive SCOBY hotel just waiting . . . It feels somehow wrong to throw them away when you have taken care of them and watched them grow! […]

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Kombucha Bread

By Donna Schwenk / April 11, 2020
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Kombucha Bread and Muffins

By Donna Schwenk / April 11, 2020

If you like this, then please share! Dairy-Free Kefir – Every Kind You Can Imagine Kombucha Bread and Muffins Edit Five-Ingredient Bread If you want a fast and easy probiotic bread, then you’re in for a treat with Kombucha Bread. The naturally-occurring carbonation in kombucha will also raise your bread without baker’s yeast. And since…

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Kombucha Muffins

By Donna Schwenk / April 11, 2020
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Strawberry Kombucha Jam

By Donna Schwenk / April 11, 2020
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Why I Drink Kombucha Every Day

By Donna Schwenk / February 22, 2020

Kombucha is an amazing drink. Sales have grown to be over 600 million dollars, and this was all done strictly by word of mouth. […]

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Episode 98: Is Kombucha Good For You?

By Donna Schwenk / October 1, 2019

Is kombucha good for you? Is it alcoholic? I’ve been drinking kombucha for almost two decades. During year two, I stopped drinking it for three months because I read an article online from someone supposedly in the know who thought it was bad for you. Tune in to find out what I discovered. […]

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Help! My Kombucha Is Too Sour

By Donna Schwenk / July 20, 2019

In the early days of making kombucha, I would often let my kombucha go too long and it would lose its bubbliness. There were a few times it turned so sour that it made me squint and gasp. I honestly thought I had killed my uvula. You know that little thing that hangs down the back of your throat. […]

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Chai Spice Kombucha with Blackberries Video

By Donna Schwenk / July 6, 2019

Kombucha is a wonder drink and for good reason. I drink it every day and let me explain to you how it all works. Just as yeast makes bread rise, the good yeasts in kombucha make your tea bubbly. One certain probiotic yeast found in kombucha is called Saccharomyces boulardii. […]

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Chai Spice Kombucha with Blackberries

By Donna Schwenk / July 6, 2019

If you haven’t had chai tea, you’re missing out! It’s a wonderful calming tea and we used the spices in chai to make an incredible drink with kombucha and blackberries. I say “we” because, in truth, this is my daughter Maci’s recipe, as are many of the kombucha recipes in this book. Kombucha is her thing and she comes up with the most innovative recipes, as I’m sure you will agree. Although we didn’t use all the spices in this chai kombucha, we think you’ll agree that this kombucha chai is just as calming as the original tea.

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Did Kombucha Heal My Husband’s Eyes?

By Donna Schwenk / June 22, 2019

My husband is used to my crazy new ideas and has become accustomed to my enthusiasm for whatever happens to be my latest discovery. He goes along for the ride but never jumps in with both feet until coaxed. Kombucha was the first food he really grasped on to, and here is why. […]

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Ginger Kombucha – The Anti-Inflammatory Drink

By Donna Schwenk / June 1, 2019

Ginger is powerful medicine! I have been consuming ginger every day and found it to be very effective in helping with any kind of inflammation – especially hay fever in the springtime. Ginger is anti-viral and anti-inflammatory as well as being a powerful antiseptic and antihistamine.

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Orange Soda Kombucha

By Chris Johnston / January 28, 2019

I have several orange trees at my house so we have a lot of oranges. I’ve found dozens of ways to use oranges and really discovered how much they help me on a daily basis. Loaded with vitamin C and other nutrients they can strengthen my immune system and ward off allergies and are a…

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Kombucha – Healing My Addiction

By Donna Schwenk / January 26, 2019

Many years ago I was addicted to diet cola. I know, I know. It is terrible for you. But still, I couldn’t stop drinking it. I had drunk it for years and when I first started eating cultured foods they made me want to conquer my addiction. But try as I might, I couldn’t stop drinking it. It would call my name, so I knew it was an addictive substance. . .

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History of Kefir, Kombucha, and Fermented Vegetables

By Donna Schwenk / December 1, 2018

We all have trials and struggles throughout our lives and often these struggles have brought me to my knees. But without fail, each and every one of them has been a blessing in disguise. The pain turned to wisdom and I found myself so grateful for the struggle that brought me so much pain. . .

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The 12 Days of Kombucha Recipe Cards

By Donna Schwenk / November 9, 2018

Everybody needs a little help during the holidays. Why not have some cultured foods that supports your body and overworked liver throughout the holidays? Kombucha will fit the bill! It will help you recieve more nutrients from the foods you eat, assist your liver and gut in detoxing you if you overeat or over indulge,…

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Episode 54: The History of Kefir, Kombucha, and Cultured Veggies

By Donna Schwenk / October 9, 2018

Walking in the footsteps of those who lived hundreds of years before us, hear the legends and myths of cultured foods. These foods changed my life and health, they were profound stories of wisdom that felt like a hand reaching from the great beyond to help me in the here and now. Listen and find out how this wisdom can change your life too. . .

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20 Second Avocado Kombucha Mayo

By Donna Schwenk / September 18, 2018
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Is Kombucha Good For You?

By Donna Schwenk / August 18, 2018

Is kombucha good for you? Is it alcoholic? As of late, kombucha has been getting a lot of press. Kombucha has become a 0.6 billion dollar industry and is expected to reach 1.8 by 2020. It is causing quite a stir in the beverage business. Its popularity has grown strictly by word of mouth and is growing at an incredible rate. . .

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Kombucha Always Brewing Method

By Donna Schwenk / July 28, 2018

This is a different method of making large amounts of kombucha. This will make 6 quarts, or 1.5 gallons, of kombucha. You can double the recipe or reduce everything by half if you want more or less. You’ll need a brew vessel and it should hold between 1 and 5 gallons and be made of…

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My Kombucha’s Not Bubbly?

By Donna Schwenk / July 21, 2018

Bubbly, fizzy kombucha is one of my favorite things. Understanding the science behind how it works can help you create the carbonation that most people are looking for. Let me explain to you how it all works. When making kombucha, the fermenting tea will form a SCOBY on top. . .

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Kombucha FAQs

By Chris Johnston / July 11, 2018
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7 Tips for Summer Kombucha ☀

By Maci / July 7, 2018

Kombucha is a must-have in the summertime! When the body is exposed to excessive heat, the liver can become stressed and kombucha can help! Drinking kombucha can keep you cool and hydrated in the summertime. It can also help your liver which is one of the organs most vulnerable to excessive heat. . .

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Live Kombucha Starter Kit

By Chris Johnston / June 19, 2018

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Did Kombucha Heal My Husband’s Eyes?

By Donna Schwenk / March 11, 2018
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Pink Lemonade Kombucha

By Maci / March 8, 2018
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How to Make Bubbly Fruit Flavored Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / January 13, 2018

There’s nothing better than bubbly fruit flavored kombucha. For those of you who don’t want to spend the money to buy it, you can make it. Many years ago, a friend of mine was in a bad car wreck. He actually broke the steering wheel off with his chest. […]

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Bubbly Fruit Flavored Kombucha

By Chris Johnston / January 11, 2018

There are two things that determine how bubbly and how fast your kombucha will be done. Temperature in your home will determine how fast your kombucha ferments. 75 80 degrees will ferment much faster – it can be done in just a few days, while temperatures in the 60’s can take several weeks. You’ll need…

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Episode 11: 7 Reasons to Drink Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / November 28, 2017

Kombucha is an amazing drink. It has done a lot for me and I love it, especially around the holidays. It’s also a wonderful replacement for soda pop! Here are a few reasons I drink it every day. […]

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Life Changing – 20 Second Kombucha Mayo

By Donna Schwenk / October 21, 2017

Mayonnaise is a common condiment that so many of us use regularly. Mayo was said to be the invention of one of the great chefs of France. Marie-Antoine Carême was the personal chef of the Duke de Richelieu in 1756. […]

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20 Second Kombucha Mayonnaise

By Donna Schwenk / October 21, 2017
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Episode 1: Kombucha Healed My Addiction

By Donna Schwenk / September 5, 2017

Addictions —many of us have them, especially when it comes to unhealthy food or beverages. However, I found something to help! Check out the show to discover how to set yourself free. […]

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Passion Fruit Kombucha

By Maci / September 2, 2017
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Eight Days With Kombucha 📹

By Donna Schwenk / July 17, 2017
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Kefir & Kombucha Fruit Salad

By Donna Schwenk / June 30, 2017
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Beet Kombucha

By Maci / June 3, 2017

I love beets and they’re an incredible food! Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.

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Eight Days With Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / May 20, 2017

Watching tea turn into kombucha is quite a thing to behold. You give it the ingredients and let it work its magic. Billions of microbes and yeasts transform the tea into a bubbly probiotic tea that you will love. […]

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7 Reasons I Drink Kombucha Every Day

By Donna Schwenk / April 28, 2017
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Time-Lapse Video – Kombucha SCOBY Forming

By Donna Schwenk / April 22, 2017

This is a time-lapse video I did to show you how a SCOBY forms in your kombucha. It’s quite a beautiful thing to behold with all the bacteria and yeasts dancing around in the jar. I hope you enjoy it. […]

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When Are My Kefir, Kombucha, and Veggies Done Culturing?

By Donna Schwenk / March 18, 2017

Do you wonder when your kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables are done fermenting? I have a few tips to help you understand how and when they’re at the perfect place with lots of probiotics and will taste the best. […]

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10 Ways to Use Your Over-Fermented Kombucha!

By Donna Schwenk / March 2, 2017
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10 Ways to Use Your Over-Fermented Kombucha!

By Maci / February 25, 2017

Kombucha is a wonder drink. This fermented tea has been around for centuries and is legend in many countries such as China, Russia, and Korea. There are even stories that Genghis Khan drank it often and gave it to the men in his armies. […]

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Kombucha Vinegar

By Donna Schwenk / February 24, 2017

Use your over-fermented kombucha to make kombucha vinegar!

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Kombucha Spicy Marinade

By Donna Schwenk / February 24, 2017
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Kombucha All Purpose Cleaner

By Maci / February 24, 2017

Make sure that your kombucha has aged for at least a month 🙂

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Kombucha Recipes

By Donna Schwenk / February 12, 2017
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How do I increase the carbonation of my kombucha tea?

By Chris Johnston / February 10, 2017

One of the reasons your kombucha may not be bubbly is because it’s fermented for too long. The good yeasts in kombucha eat the sugar and then release carbon dioxide. This is what creates carbonation. If you let it ferment too long the kombucha go flat. If you don’t let it get vinegary, it will…

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Is it okay to test my kombucha while it’s fermenting?

By Chris Johnston / February 10, 2017

Yes! Feel free to check on it every so often to see how it’s doing. To do this, just pour off a couple ounces for a taste test. Such a test might go like this: 4 to 6 Days—Too sweet; not all sugar converted. 7 to 9 Days—Tastes like sparkling apple cider. 10+ Days—Vinegar taste…

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There are some weird brown stringy things in my kombucha. Is that okay?

By Chris Johnston / February 10, 2017

Absolutely. You may also see dark brown spots. Both of these are normal. They’re simply a by-product of the good yeasts eating the sugar out of your tea.

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My kombucha is still sweet. What did I do wrong?

By Chris Johnston / February 10, 2017

Your house is probably on the cooler end of the spectrum, and kombucha takes longer to ferment at lower temperatures. Just leave it to ferment longer. I use a brew belt for a dependable temperature. You can also use a heating pad, but brew belts provide a consistent temperature that is more easily controlled than…

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My SCOBY sank to the bottom when I made my kombucha. Is it okay?

By Chris Johnston / February 10, 2017

It is 100 percent okay if your SCOBY sinks. Sink or float—it makes no difference to your kombucha. It won’t affect the brew or the taste.

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“Kombucha 101” 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 19, 2017
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Fermented Friday: Kombucha Margaritas! 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 19, 2017
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Kombucha with Whipped Coconut Cream 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 17, 2017
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How to Take Cultured Foods Anywhere (Kombucha) 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 17, 2017
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Kombucha Clay Mask

By Donna Schwenk / January 10, 2017
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Kombucha Toner

By Donna Schwenk / January 10, 2017
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FAQ’s Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / January 10, 2017
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20 Smart Ways To Use Your Kombucha SCOBYs!

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Help my Kombucha is too Sour!

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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My Kombucha’s Not Bubbly?

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Is Kombucha Good For You?

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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You Don’t Have Containers for Making Kombucha? 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Jun! New Culture or Honey Kombucha Hybrid?

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Kombucha Apple Scrap Vinegar!

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Making Winter Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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It’s Not the SCOBY That Makes Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Kombucha Time Lapse Video 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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How to Second Ferment Your Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Camp Trilogy – Kombucha 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Gather Your Kombucha Supplies

By Donna Schwenk / January 9, 2017
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Kombucha Always Brewing Method

By Donna Schwenk / January 8, 2017
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What Kind of Sugars Can I Use in Kombucha?

By Donna Schwenk / January 8, 2017
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How To Make Kombucha 🎬

By Donna Schwenk / January 8, 2017
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What Is Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / January 8, 2017
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Making Winter Kombucha . . .

By Maci / January 7, 2017

Kombucha is a wonderful probiotic drink and something you should really consider drinking daily during cold and flu season. The special probiotic yeast in kombucha (Saccharomyces boulardii, which cannot be killed by antibiotics) can help you stay healthy when viruses are all around you. […]

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Kombucha: Advanced 🥂

By Donna Schwenk / January 6, 2017
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Kombucha: Basics 🥂

By Donna Schwenk / January 5, 2017
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Holiday Hibiscus Kombucha

By Maci / December 17, 2016

This recipe is a twist on our classic Hibiscus Kombucha! We normally use plain teas for our basic brews but the mulling spices and hibiscus petals have worked wonderfully in this first ferment, just in time for the holidays!

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Gingerbread Kombucha

By Maci / December 3, 2016

The unique gingerbread taste in this kombucha comes from molasse. There are many types of molasses on the market, for this recipe, make sure to use organic blackstrap molasses.It has many health benefits that have been refined out of other types of mollasses, including high amounts of copper, calcium, magnesium and iron. Plus its loaded…

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Strawberry Sage Kombucha

By Maci / October 29, 2016

Sage is one of my favorite herbs. Fresh sage is the most flavorful as compared to dried and the sage plant is beautiful with pretty red flowers. You can use the leaves to make tea, which has been called the “thinker’s tea” and even helps ease depression. So I place them in kombucha to produce…

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What Kind of Sugars Can I Use in Kombucha?

By Maci / October 15, 2016

When you’re brewing kombucha, you need to feed the microbes so they can make probiotics. Sugar is the fuel source for these hungry critters. Always remember that the sugar is for those little microbes and not for you. […]

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Chocolate Coffee Kombucha

By Maci / October 15, 2016
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Blood Orange Kombucha

By Maci / October 15, 2016

Blood oranges are wonderful and full of unique flavor. They are less acidic than regular oranges and I think they have a raspberry taste that is wonderful in kombucha. Blood oranges also have folic acid and B9 which aids in the prevention of heart disease and cancers. Blood oranges’ red pigmentation contains anthocyanins, which are…

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Kombucha Apple Scrap Vinegar!

By Maci / October 8, 2016

Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. Kombucha vinegar is very similar and has many of the same properties. This recipe uses the convenience of kombucha to speed up the process of making vinegar and uses apple scraps to give it that tangy apple taste. […]

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Kombucha Apple Scrap Vinegar

By Maci / October 8, 2016

I like to make this recipe during apple season when apples are abundant and I will be collecting a lot of apple scraps from baking and juicing!

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Lavender Kombucha

By Maci / October 8, 2016

Lavender has been used orally to treat nervousness, depression and headache, as well as loss of appetite and nausea. It a wonderful flavor in kombucha and quite refreshing.You can make this Kombucha 2 different ways.

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Cinnamon Date Kombucha

By Maci / August 13, 2016
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Licorice Kombucha

By Maci / July 30, 2016

If you like licorice then you’ll love this kombucha. Special spices make it taste just like licorice and it’s super easy and delicious! It’s pretty too!

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Pomegranate Kombucha

By Maci / July 9, 2016

You can make this recipe with Pomegranate juice or pomegranate seeds or both! The seeds give the kombucha a delightfully crunchy surprise. If this isn’t to your liking replace with 2 ounces of juice.

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Jun! New Culture or Honey Kombucha Hybrid?

By Maci / July 3, 2016

For some of you, this culture is old news . . . for others, you may have never heard of it. Jun is a cultured food similar to kombucha but supposedly its own separate thing. It is brewed with a SCOBY culture that is light in color and is made using green tea and honey. […]

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Jun Kombucha

By Maci / July 2, 2016
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Pomelo Kombucha

By Maci / June 12, 2016

A pomelo is closely related to a grapefruit. I had a difficult time finding store bought Pomelo juice so I juiced this myself from fresh pomelo’s and it worked great! Just make note that fresh juice usually ferments faster that pasteurized juice. If you can’t find pomelos, you can substitute grapefruit instead.

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Probiotic Mocktails! Kefir, Kombucha, and More!

By Maci / June 5, 2016

A recent study, published in the journal PNAS, suggested that bacteria in the gut may play a role in alcohol addiction and the risk of relapsing after rehab. The study was done on 60 alcohol-dependent individuals. […]

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Kombucha & Water Kefir Mai Tai

By Maci / June 3, 2016
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Moscow Mule Kombucha Mocktail!

By Maci / June 3, 2016

A Moscow Mule is a cocktail made with spicy ginger blended with lime juice and garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is usually served in a copper mug and served with vodka. We omit the vodka and make a yummy probiotic drink instead. If you REALLY like ginger, try using our Lemon…

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White Russian Coffee Kombucha & Coconut Kefir Mocktail

By Maci / June 3, 2016
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Kombucha Margaritas! 4-30-2016

By Chris Johnston / May 2, 2016
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Yerba Mate Tea Kombucha

By Maci / April 3, 2016

There are many health benefits to yerba mate tea and it is revered in the tea world as an energy booster. Many who are sensitive to caffeine say that even though yerba mate is high in caffeine they don’t get the side effects like they might from coffee. It is an acquired taste for some.…

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What Kind of Tea Can I Use to Make Kombucha?

By Donna Schwenk / April 3, 2016

The legend goes . . . in China, 2727 BC, the Emperor Shen Nong, who was known as “the divine healer,” was boiling his water to clean out impurities. The pot was underneath a tea bush and several leaves fell into the pot. The pot had such a wonderful fragrance, color, and taste that the emperor quickly told everyone of his findings. […]

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Jasmine Pearl Tea Kombucha

By Maci / April 3, 2016

Jasmine pearls create a lovely floral flavor with your brew. We like it so much we rarely second ferment it!

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White Tea Kombucha

By Maci / April 3, 2016

White Tea is a delicate tea and will create a very mildly sour tasting brew. Although you normally only brew white tea a few minutes, make sure that when using it for kombucha you brew it for at least 10 minutes. This will ensure the appropriate amount of tannins are in the brew to produce…

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Rooibos Kombucha

By Maci / April 3, 2016

Rooibos tea is well known for it’s health benefits. It is said to promote healthy digestion, assist with weight loss and build stronger bones to name a few. Turn it into kombucha and you get even greater benefits, plus it is naturally caffeine free!

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Green Tea Kombucha

By Maci / April 3, 2016

Green Tea Kombucha is light and wonderful. It has a milder flavor than black tea, is lighter in color and has less caffeine. Green Tea has been said to increase the metabolism and improve cardiovascular function as well. Green Tea Kombucha is even more beneficial with good yeasts and probiotics!

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Cherry Vanilla Rooibos Kombucha

By Maci / April 3, 2016

You can use any flavor base to make this Cherry Vanilla 2nd ferment. But I really liked the delicious sweeter tones of the Rooibos Kombucha!

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Coconut Lime Green Tea Kombucha

By Maci / April 3, 2016
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Spicy Lemon Kombucha

By Maci / March 27, 2016
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Kombucha Toner

By Maci / March 13, 2016

Use your over-fermented kombucha for this wonderful toner!

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Kombucha Clay Mask

By Maci / March 13, 2016

This healing and detoxifying mask is live and should be stored in the fridge. You can use this mask once a week, or use two to three times a week for exceptionally oily or acne prone skin. You can apply it to the whole face or use as a spot treatment. Apply to your face…

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Grapefruit Mint Kombucha

By Maci / February 28, 2016

When I was a little girl my dad loved grapefruits so much he bought special grapefruit spoons and knives that has edges to cut the grapefruits with. I developed a great love for grapefruits and during the month of April and May I try to have a grapefruit or its juice each day. I like…

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Rose Kombucha

By Maci / February 14, 2016

One of the benefits of rose petals is their high amount of vitamin C. They are known to clear out toxins from the body. They help with digestion and sore throats and they taste wonderful.

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Maci’s Etched Kombucha Bottles

By Chris Johnston / February 4, 2016
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Carrots, Kombucha, and Eyes! Oh, My!

By Donna Schwenk / January 17, 2016

I was young, nine years old, and sitting in a classroom staring at my teacher’s desk. She had a thermos; and from it she poured a bright orange liquid and I would stare in wonder. I found myself obsessing about what she was drinking. I should have been working in my workbook, but I would watch her every time she went to take a drink. […]

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Carrot Kombucha

By Maci / January 17, 2016

This kombucha is super bubbly and loaded with antioxidants and lots of vitamin A. I think carrots are something special and that we should include them in our diets as much as possible. I love the flavor of fresh carrots. Nothing shouts, “Get back to your roots!” quite like carrots.

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Donna’s Live Kombucha Starter

By Chris Johnston / January 1, 2016

This is a live kombucha scoby and 1 cup of starter liquid. I highly recommend getting a live kombucha starter (one that has been used actively and isn’t dehydrated). I really want you to be successful and if you have my starter, I know you will. This starter has been made with a combination of…

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Cranberry Rosemary Kombucha

By Maci / December 19, 2015

Cranberries and rosemary – oh my!! You’ve gotta try this kombucha. Learn how powerful cranberries are by clicking this link: Cranberries Have Healing Powers

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Cherry Hibiscus Kombucha

By Maci / October 24, 2015

Hibiscus naturally lowers blood pressure. Hibiscus tea seems to act like an ACE inhibitor, similar to the blood pressure drug lisinopril. It was tested head-to-head with lisinopril in a small study and found to be about equally effective. (See hibiscus kombucha recipe for more info) Cherries naturally reduce inflammation through a compound called anthocyanins. Adding…

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Hibiscus Tea Kombucha

By Maci / October 24, 2015

This is a recipe/tea option for first fermenting your kombucha, although we don’t normally recommend using herbal or artificially flavored teas as a base for kombucha. The plain dried Hibiscus flower works great alongside green or black tea and creates a wonderful fruity flavor much like a natural version of kool-aid! Kids, especially, love this…

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Matcha Tea Kombucha

By Maci / October 18, 2015

Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you drink traditional green tea, dried leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are removed from the tea. With Matcha tea, you’re drinking the actual leaves finely ground into a powder that dissolves in the water. This makes it a more potent source of nutrients than…

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Elderberry Kombucha

By Maci / October 18, 2015

Elderberry syrup has been used for many years for the prevention of colds and flu. Combined with kombucha you get an extra boost and a crazy delicious drink that you will love, love! Remember: always use good bottles made for brewing.

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Acai Kombucha

By Maci / October 8, 2015
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Grape Kombucha

By Maci / October 8, 2015

Grape kombucha is one of the most popular kombucha flavors. The grapes add a wonderful full rich flavor. In our home we have made many bottles of grape kombucha. I have also had a few bottles explode and hit the ceiling several times. Grapes ferment really well! We now have permanent grape stains on our…

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Cranberry Chai Kombucha

By Maci / October 7, 2015

Cranberry juice has many health benefits, including relief from urinary tract infection, respiratory disorders, and kidney stones. It can also help in the prevention iof gum diseases caused by dental plaque. Cranberry juice kombucha has the added benefit of assisting with liver detoxification. Remember: Always use good bottles made for brewing.

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Pineapple Kombucha

By Maci / October 7, 2015

Fresh pineapple juice and fruit can ferment too quickly and get a yeasty flavor. Keep an eye on this brew as it can get really fizzy. After you burp your bottle and if it’s fizzy place in the fridge immediately. Always use good bottles for brewing.

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Pumpkin Juice Kombucha

By Maci / October 4, 2015

If you want bubbly kombucha, then this recipe is one of the most bubbly kombuchas we’ve ever had. Pumpkin is a prebiotic so it feeds good bacteria, makes it grow and multiply, and makes for lots of bubbles!

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Faux Coffee Kombucha

By Maci / September 20, 2015
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Coffee Kombucha ~2nd Fermented

By Maci / September 20, 2015
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Kombucha Mayonnaise

By Donna Schwenk / September 5, 2015
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Kombucha Treats For Your Dogs

By Donna Schwenk / August 1, 2015

Scoby treats 2I get an overabundance of kombucha SCOBYs (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). Every time you make a pot of kombucha you get another SCOBY. So what to do with them? I usually just put them in my garden. The plants love the B vitamins in the kombucha SCOBYs and they seem to nurture the soil and keep the bugs away. […]

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Kombucha Treats For Your Dogs

By Donna Schwenk / July 25, 2015

When you don’t know what to do with your extra Scobys? Probiotic treats for your dog!

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Raspberry Mint Kombucha

By Maci / July 24, 2015

Fresh raspberries give this a colorful and tangy twist. The raspberries do fade as it ferments but the benefits remain.

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Kombucha Arnold Palmer

By Maci / July 24, 2015

This refreshing drink, made with lemonade and iced tea, was made famous by the golfer, Arnold Palmer. We just switched the iced tea to fermented iced tea, added lemon juice, and oh my, my!! It’s cool and refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Bloody Mary Kombucha Mocktail

By Maci / July 24, 2015

We dipped the rim of the glass in smoky artisan sea salt for an extra kick. Stick a few spears of fermented celery in this drink and give it even more probiotics!

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Blueberry Basil Kombucha

By Maci / June 11, 2015

Fresh basil is fabulous with blueberries. You can duplicate the taste any other way and a splash of lemon is a great add on too!

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Strawberry Bliss Kombucha

By Maci / May 30, 2015

Strawberries and kombucha are a perfect match. The flavor of strawberries creates one of the best tasting kombucha’s. Add a splash of lemon and serve over ice for a refreshing treat.

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Sunshine Kombucha

By Maci / May 22, 2015
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Cucumber Melon Kombucha

By Maci / May 22, 2015

Cucumber juice is diuretic, encouraging waste removal through urination. This also helps in the dissolution of kidney stones. Combine this with Kombucha, which helps your liver detox, and you have a powerful combo and refreshing drink!

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Video – How to Make Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / May 17, 2015

Here is one of the very first videos I ever made. The first half of the video explains why I started drinking kombucha and how much it helped my family and me. The second half shows the process of how to actually make kombucha. I hope you enjoy the video and you will learn not only how to make kombucha, but why you should. It’s still my favorite beverage and I’ve been making and drinking it for 18 years. […]

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Kombucha Margarita and Strawberry Too!

By Donna Schwenk / May 10, 2015

Last year on my thirtieth wedding anniversary we took a cruise to the Caribbean and stopped in Cozumel, Mexico. We took a Salsa Salsa class where we made lots of salsa, guacamole, and Margaritas. We had so much fun and since I don’t really drink, but loved the taste of Margaritas, I wanted a kombucha recipe to enjoy instead of all the alcohol. […]

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Margarita Kombucha – Strawberry Too!

By Maci / May 9, 2015
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Donna’s Kombucha Starter

By Chris Johnston / May 7, 2015

Donna’s Kombucha Starter FREE SHIPPING! This is a live kombucha scoby and 1 cup of starter liquid. I highly recommend getting a live kombucha starter (one that has been used actively and isn’t dehydrated). I really want you to be successful and if you have my starter, I know you will. This starter has been…

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Lemon Ginger Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / March 26, 2015
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Kombucha with Coconut Milk

By Donna Schwenk / March 23, 2015

Try adding a slice of lemon or lime for extra flavor.

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Kombucha with Whipped Coconut Cream

By Donna Schwenk / March 23, 2015

Two brands of coconut milk I recommend are Thai Kitchen and Whole Food 365 Everyday Value Organic Coconut milk brand.

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How to Second Ferment Kombucha

By Chris Johnston / January 31, 2015

There’s nothing better than bubbly fruit flavored kombucha. For those of you who don’t want to spend the money to buy it, you can make it. Many years ago, a friend of mine was in a bad car wreck. He actually broke the steering wheel off with his chest. He was in the hospital and completely…

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It’s Not the SCOBY That Makes Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / January 11, 2015

Kombucha, pronounced kôm-bo͞o-CHA, is a beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria. The good bacteria and yeasts eat the sugar out of the tea and make probiotics and then produce naturally-occurring carbonation. You don’t get tons of sugar because the bacteria eat it […]

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Kombucha

By Chris Johnston / October 14, 2014
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What is Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / October 14, 2014
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Fizzy Blender “Juiced” Apple Kombucha

By Donna Schwenk / October 5, 2014

My daughter Maci got married and moved to a farm with her husband. She has a couple of apple trees and she’s making tons of recipes with apples in them. Before her husband, the love of her life was kombucha. She has been making gallons of super fizzy apple kombucha and discovered something special. […]

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