Kombucha is fermented tea. It has a good amounts of probiotics and b-vitamins that has been shown to help digestion, detoxification, improve your immune health, and aids depression and calms you down when stressed. It can balance certain processes in the digestive system which helps the body to function.
If you are avoiding alcohol for any reason, know that kombucha does contain a small amount of alcohol naturally from the fermentation process. Most will contain 0.5% or less alcohol. If it’s any higher, they will be labeled as such. Just with anything you can always have too much of a good thing. This is a probiotic drink and it doesn’t take a lot for it to start helping and aiding your digestive system.
Now, if you are like me and love fermented foods and drinks, doesn’t like to drink sweet drinks, and enjoys something to sip on at the end of the day whether that’s tea, wine, or decaf coffee sometimes, try kombucha. It’s a probiotic drink that is fizzy, unsweet, and is low-calorie.
This is one of my favorite ways to “jazz up” my kombucha. I make a version of a moscow mule using kombucha, but I also add cilantro. I love cilantro in and on everything. So if you haven’t had it with crushed cilantro, give it a try!
Ginger Kombucha with Lime & Cilantro
- 1 16 oz bottle of Gingerade Kombucha (I use Synergy)
- 1/8-1/4 cup lime juice
- Few tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Handful of ice
- Add all ingredients and mix together. Separate into 2 glasses.
- Serve immediately and enjoy on a hot day!
25 calories | 0 g total fat | 0 mg cholesterol | 10 mg sodium | 6 g carbohydrates | 0 g fiber | 0 g sugar | 0 g protein | 9% Vitamin C
Same as the nutritional information on the bottle of Kombucha, but with the lime juice will add a vitamin C kick!