Enjoy all the bubbliness without all the sugar? Try our healthy mocktail made with kombucha and favorite seasonal fruits.
A healthy body is much more than physical health. This branches into mental health and all the choices we are making in our daily life. Keeping this in mind, we want to share a recipe that we enjoy all year round. We took different Kombucha teas and elevated the punch with fresh seasonal fruits to create this healthy fruit punch. For this recipe, we are using Raw kombucha. But if you have extra time like now, since we are quarantined due to covid-19 feel free to try to make this at home with a kombucha kit which you can purchase here.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented fizzy drink made from tea, sugar, yeast, and cultured bacteria. The benefits of kombucha might seem endless but one important thing to note is some kombucha might have higher alcohol content than others so, please read your label accordingly. SCOBY or symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast is a living culture that consumes sugar and caffeine during fermentation. Fermentation in Kombucha naturally yields living probiotics, electrolytes, acetic acids, and active enzymes. Kombucha is known to: Support gut health & aid digestion, promote overall well-being, provide immune support, and improve vitality.
Remember the saying, “an apple a day, will keep the doctor away”? It’s true! Apples are available in a variety of colors, shapes, and flavors. Depending on the color of the apple it can be sweet or even tart, giving us the perfect options for juicing, baking, or just enjoying as it is.
Apples have to be one of the top best fruits that we can give our bodies. For its size, it is packed full of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and natural sugars that are good for blood sugar regulation, enabling smoother digestion, reducing cholesterol, and even boosting brainpower! Just remember when you keep the skin on, you will reap the full benefits and nutrition!
Citrus fruits are bright in color and sweet. Some of the different types of citrus we enjoy are oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits. They are full of vitamin C that is excellent for your immune system and includes anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant effects. They are a good source of fiber to improve digestive health and boost heart health too! These citruses typically also go great to enhance the flavors of your desserts, drinks, and more.
Cranberry is related to the blueberry, lingonberry, and bilberry family. Most commonly grown in North America. For its sharp and sour taste, cranberries are not eaten raw. Cranberries are considered a superfood because of the high nutrient and antioxidants it contains. Some of the benefits offered in cranberries are excellent in fiber, vitamins, and minerals such as manganese, Vitamin C, and K1. aids in preventing urinary tract infections improved immune functions and decreased blood pressure.
Blueberries are plump little sweet and juicy indigo to deep purple color berries. Don’t let these tiny size berries fool you! They are packed full of vitamins and minerals along with fiber that we need for our body’s daily nutrition. They are full of antioxidants that repair the damaged cells from free radicals, Vitamin C to improve our immune system to fight off colds, fiber that aids in our gut health. Blueberries are so versatile in many cooking and baking recipes. They are even delicious just as a snack!
How To Make Kombucha Fruit Punch
Servings: 6 cups, 10 oz | Course: Drink | Cuisine: American
- 1 cup GT Gingerade Kombucha
- 1 cup GT Gingerberry Kombucha
- 1 cup GT Cosmic Cranberry Kombucha
- ½ of a Honey Crispy, Sugar Bee, or Granny Smith Apples (slices)
- ½ Orange (slices)
- ½ Lemon (slices)
- ½ Lime cut into (slices)
- 2 tablespoon Cranberries
- 2 tbsp Blueberries
- Date syrup (optional)
Prep: 15 minutes
Time needed: 15 minutes.
- On your cutting board, thinly slice your half orange, lemon, lime, and apple. Place your fruit slices in a mixing bowl.
- Now add in your cranberries and blueberries into the fruit bowl. Sweeten the fruits with your date syrup (optional). Gently mix and press down on the fruits to release the natural juices.
- Take your pitcher and using your tongs place all your fruits and the juices inside the pitcher.
- Add your Kombucha teas to the pitcher and stir well. You can press down on the fruits again to release more flavor for the punch.
- Now, it’s ready to be served. Pour it into a glass cup and garnish with the fruit from your punch. CHEERS!