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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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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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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This Kombucha is bursting with flavor. Passion fruit is a little expensive (especially in non tropical areas) but it adds so much flavor to our brews that we splurge now and again. One passion fruit will make four bottles of 2nd fermented kombucha! I like to leave the seeds in while I drink it because…

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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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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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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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This recipe calls for either raw cacao or cocoa powder. Both are fermented foods. Cacao is made by cold pressing unroasted cocoa beans. This process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that’s been roasted at a higher temperature. The extra sugar in this recipe is…

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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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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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You will fool even yourself with this one! Use your extra SCOBYS and lots of ice and you have a cool summer treat. It’s a unique flavor and texture when mixed with fruit and herbs. You’ll want to use all your SCOBYs to make sorbets.

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This is an easy way to store your extra SCOBYs and have some starter tea on hand as well!

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This is a wonderful combination of prebiotics and probiotics. You can use tart dried cherries or dried blueberries- or both! It only takes a few minutes to mix them together for a fast treat! Don’t be afraid, scobys are good for you!

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Maci was eating some homemade applesauce one day and thought . . . I could put a SCOBY in this. So, she did! It’s tart, it’s tangy and it’s raw! You can’t tell whatsoever that you’re getting a bunch of insoluble fiber in your applesauce. And remember, apples are prebiotics, too, so you’re getting pro-…

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This one is loaded with fermented garlic and SCOBYs. This dressing is a powerful detoxifier and a delight to the tastebuds! This is a powerhouse dressing!

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This eggless raw cookie dough is such a treat! Your family won’t even notice the SCOBYs! This recipe is meant for you to simply eat the raw cookie dough. Don’t bake it! You’ll kill the bacteria, and it won’t turn into cookies!

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Just another sneaky way to add extra probiotics into your life and use up that ever growing mound of Kombucha Scobys. Don’t be afraid of eating your scobys. They are made of cellulose, or long strands of linked glucose, which we know more commonly as fiber. They aids in waste removal, including metabolic waste normally…

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This is the very first weird experiment my daughter Maci ever made with a SCOBY. I thought she had lost her mind until I tried it. You’ll be surprised how good this is and nobody will ever know it’s made with SCOBYs. Maci loves this pie crust and uses it often.

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I got the idea for this from the book “Kombucha Revolution.” They made a wonderful salt scrub using dehydrated SCOBYs for pedicure purposes. This Brown Sugar SCOBY Scrub is made with a raw live SCOBY and will delight your senses and your skin!

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You can make any of your favorite smoothie recipes and add 1/4 cup of SCOBY purée (or more) to it for a thicker, slightly tangy twist! Works great with kefir smoothies, too!

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These are refined sugar free, blessed with probiotics from your SCOBY, and joined with the healing powers of coconut oil!

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This scoby puree is great to have on hand. Once a month blend all your scobys up this way and store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Then you always have them on hand to add to recipes, smoothies, and more! Check out all the things you can do with scobys on this…

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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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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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Traditional “Jun” is said to be a completely different culture than kombucha.  Jun is made with honey and green tea. There are some who believe it is just a hybrid of the traditional kombucha SCOBY. In any case, this is our kombucha version of Jun and to learn more check out this blog: Jun! New…

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Cranberries contains flavonoids such as quercetin; studies have found it stops the production and release of histamine. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine that helps stabilize mast cells to prevent both the manufacture and release of histamine, as well as other allergic and inflammatory compounds. Cranberries and lemons are very low in natural sugars so I…

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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. [ko] Remember: Always use good bottles made for brewing.

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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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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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This is a great alternative for those who don’t drink coffee. It tastes similar to coffee and is quite delicious. This may brew faster depending on the temperature in your home.

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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. [happypot]

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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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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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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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You really should eat more strawberries. They’re filled with antioxidants, have tons of vitamin C, and they can even help whiten your teeth and keep your breath fresh! Strawberries are one of my cup a day fruits. I eat them almost everyday. We have a farmers market here that sells them and I swear they…

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You can make all kinds of juices and add cultured veggies or kombucha to the juice. The combinations are endless. Stay tuned – we are going to be adding a lot of juice recipes to my Biotic Pro membership site.

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Researchers in Germany found that microbes love the microscopic fibers in coffee. These soluble coffee fibers are food for bacteria and make the beneficial Bacteroides microbes experience up to 60% increase in growth. Soluble fibers, which are prebiotics, do so many things. They improve insulin sensitivity, allow you to absorb more calcium, convert some plant…

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This smoothie is made with Greek yogurt which is food for bacteria in your gut. It’s important to eat different types of cultured foods because they have different strains of bacteria in them which enhance the bacteria that live inside of you.

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Grapes are full of Vitamin C, potassium and even calcium. Grapes have compounds with antioxidant properties called flavonoids. Flavonoids are a diverse group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in almost all fruits and vegetables. Like other phytonutrients, flavonoids are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. Grapes are great for you!! You will love…

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This is one of my favorite summer dishes. Super easy to throw together and a real crowd pleaser. Black beans contain quercetin and saponins which can protect the heart. Black beans also contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally. You can let this ferment for an…

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You will add 2-ounces of this root beer extract to 14-ounces of regular kombucha. Then you will let it second ferment.

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This is such a wonderful healthier replacement for regular root beer.This may seem like a lot of sugar but it is an extract and you only use a small amount which the yeast and bacteria will eat to convert to co2. Remember the sugar is for the microbes to eat and not for you. So…

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