Do you love kombucha? Us too! We mixed kombucha with lemonade to create a delicious and refreshing kombucha lemonade. No joke, this kombucha lemonade tastes pretty much like an Arnold Palmer. What the what? Yes, there are strains of live active cultures floating around in kombucha, but it is SO GOOD FOR YOU. So this recipe makes so much sense! Fermented Tea + Lemonade…it’s basically a Kombucha Arny Palmer!
WHAT IS KOMBUCHA?
Kombucha is a beverage produced by fermenting tea with a culture of bacteria and yeast. It’s made from sugar, tea, and SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). The final product is fizzy and slightly sweet.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KOMBUCHA
Improves Immune Health
Improves Digestive Health
Loaded with Probiotics
Helps Reduce Blood Pressure
Aids in Increasing Metabolism
Those are just a few. I found an amazing article about kombucha that breaks everything down here. It will even teach you how to brew your own kombucha, which I have not explored doing myself just yet.
One of the main reasons that I drink kombucha is for the probiotic. I’ve met with nutritionists (both RD’s and holistic nutritionists) and they always recommend a probiotic. By drinking one of these a week, there really is no need for the probiotic.
EASY KOMBUCHA LEMONADE:
YIELD: 4 servings
1 bottle of kombucha, plain or
about 2 cups of homemade kombucha
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 cup water
In a large pitcher, mix together 1 bottle of plain kombucha and the juice from four lemons.
In a small bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar in water. Then pour the water into the kombucha/lemon mixture and mix.
Serve on ice and with additional lemon wedges or for a punch of color add blueberries.
We liked using Health-Ade Kombucha Ginger Lemon for this recipe! You can find it at your local Krogers, Publix or Food City.