If you like this, then please share!
Recipes Viewing archives for "Beverages"

Pumpkin Chai Kefir Smoothie

by

One of my favorite smoothies. It has a secret ingredients (chai tea bag) that gives it loads of flavor. Don't forget the topping it will have you eating more pumpkin because of the deliciousness.

SCOBY Smoothie!

by

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!

Jun Kombucha

by

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 Culture or Honey Kombucha Hybrid?

Coconut Water Kefir

by

This recipe is made using water kefir grains, which are different than milk kefir grains. You can use them again and again to make a lot of water kefir.

Yerba Mate Tea Kombucha

by

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…(Read More)

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

Kefir Dog Smoothie!

by

Warning: May result in a happy dog! This recipe is designed to be a full first meal for a 50-60 pound dog. You can cut it in half or fourths for smaller dogs or double it for larger. You can mix it into regular dog food or serve it alone to add sooo many nutrients into your pet's life! This smoothie contains probiotics, prebiotics, healing bone broth, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and soothing pumpkin which promotes healthy bowels in dogs.

Kefir Date Shake

by

Dates are packed with vitamins and minerals, but one of the most interesting things about dates is the presence of organic sulfur in them. This is a really hard element to find in a food source. Sulfur is incredibly important and is the third most abundant mineral in the body. Sulfur is essential for life and makes up vital amino acids used to create protein for cells, hormones, enzymes, and antibodies. It's necessary for insulin production and sulfur detoxifies at the cellular level. It also relieves pain and makes for beautiful skin and hair.

Grapefruit Mint Kombucha

by

I like to use bottled juice with this recipe because it gives a better, less strong flavor and doesn't cause explosions. If you do use fresh grapefruit juice, only ferment 2-5 days.

Carrot Kombucha

by

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.

Carrot Water Kefir

by

This has a mild carrot flavor that is so delightful I can't really describe it. Trust me you will love it!

Pecan Kefir

by

Milk kefir grains do not seem to last in non-dairy milk. They need the milk sugars to stay alive. However, one vegan reader has found a way to keep them alive. I am not sure exactly what it does to the bacteria, but it still seems to give benefits if it makes the milk tart and sour. See the note below.

Pistachio Kefir

by

Milk kefir grains do not seem to last in non-dairy milk. They need the milk sugars to stay alive. However, one vegan reader has found a way to keep them alive. I am not sure exactly what it does to the bacteria, but it still seems to give benefits if it makes the milk tart and sour. See the note below.

Raspberry Peppermint Kefir

by

Top with goji berries or a crushed organic candy cane for extra color and flavor. Fresh whipped coconut cream is yummy too.

Grinchy Kefir Smoothie

by

Spirulina is optional in this smoothie, but it has many benefits. It's considered a superfood made from all-organic and all-fermented ingredients. Spirulina, quinoa, millet, brown rice, chickpeas, and seeds have been fermented with live, naturally-occurring beneficial microflora. All of the nutrients in this amazing food are predigested and are easily utilized by the body. Use Super Spirulina Plus daily to help naturally detoxify your body, maintain a healthy weight, and boost your energy. Check out my store to find the product .

Almond Kefir

by

When making non-dairy kefir, you just need to be sure the non-dairy milk has at least 8 grams of carbohydrates to give the bacteria something to eat. It uses the sugars and creates probiotics for you. You don’t get the sugar but instead you get lots of healthy bacteria. If it doesn’t have 8 grams of carbohydrates, then you can add 1 teaspoon of date paste or raw sugar per quart to give the bacteria food so it can make probiotics.

Hibiscus Tea Kombucha

by

This is a recipe/tea option for first fermenting your kombucha, although we don't normally recommend using herbal or floral 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 recipe.
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 to give it even more probiotics! Remember to use strong bottles made for brewing.

Pumpkin Juice Kombucha

by

My daughter Maci says this is the most bubbly kombucha she has ever made. It's crazy good, too!

Faux “Coffee” Kombucha

by

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.

Basic Water Kefir Recipe

by

Water kefir is a different fermentation than milk kefir. We also have recipes for kefir soda made with kefir powder packages, and it is quite easy to make. It is very similar to this drink; kefir soda is just made with powder packages and faster and easier to make. Check out my Kefir Soda Sunday blog post.

Pina Colada Kefir Smoothie

by

I love to top this with fresh coconut. Toasting the coconut is even more tasty, but I never do this. I'm always in a hurry and hungry and can hardly wait to eat this yummy smoothie. If you don't have coconut kefir, no worries. Use regular kefir and add some extra shredded coconut to the smoothie.
Add lots of fresh cherries to your glass for a pretty presentation and extra flavor. You can also tweak this recipe and make this into a delicious limeade. See instructions at the bottom of the recipe.
Sometimes we make things too complicated when it comes to the holidays and tend to rely too heavily on familiar old, unhealthy foods from our past.

This 4th you can make one or all of these delicious probiotic and patriotic smoothies for some healthy holiday fun!
Green smoothies are such a great way to start your day. How else would you get 1- 1/2 cups of spinach for breakfast? Make a smoothie!

Raspberry Kefir

by

Researchers have found that raspberries contain a phytonutrient called rheosmin, or raspberry ketone. This can raise metabolism in our fat cells by increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production thereby burning fat rather than storing it. Eat your raspberries!! You can add granola for an extra topping.

Ginger Kombucha

by

Consume lots of ginger if you have hay fever or allergies. It works so wonderfully, you'll be amazed!
This is my Christmas flavored kefir soda that's super bubbly. The fruit adds extra food for the culture, which gives you extra probiotics too. This bottle can be used as a starter for many more bottles. See instructions below. Watch my video on this soda and see it explode!
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.

Blueberry Kefir

by

I love to freeze the blueberries before blending and add a squeeze of fresh lemon. Top it with fresh basil.
This is one of the first recipes I made almost every day when I first started with kefir. I used regular cottage cheese and then later on I learned to make kefir cottage cheese, which makes this smoothie really creamy and rich.

Rejuvelac

by

This can be gluten free made with quinoa instead of wheat berries
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.

Root Beer Extract

by

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

Probiotic Water

by

Really refreshing and unusual. This drink used to be served to the cowboys or field hands on a hot day to quench thirst. It's meant to be served icy cold. You can substitute over-fermented kombucha (that is more on the vinegary side) for the apple cider vinegar.
If you like this, then please share!
QR Code Business Card