You may have started off with traditional kombucha and overtime decided you wanted to expand your options. This means you may want to change up the flavors and change up what you are adding to your kombucha. The problem is that many people do not know what they can add or how to create the new recipes. Here are a few recipes that are good for beginners to try and easy to add to your routine.
Basic Kombucha Base
If you are just trying to make a basic kombucha you will need a few items. Keep in mind, most of these items are available in kombucha kits. You will need quart sized jars, at least two. You will also need cheesecloth, rubber band to secure the cheesecloth to the top of the jar, and a wooden cooking spoon. For the kombucha itself, you will need black loose leaf tea or black tea bags, white sugar, unfluoridated water, white vinegar distilled, and Kombucha SCOBY. The SCOBY is the yeast activator for kombucha. You will combine the hot water and sugar in the jar. Add the tea bags or tea and allow it to steep, cool down the mix, add the SCOBY, add the vinegar. You will now let it ferment for three to 30 days.
All you need for ginger kombucha is fresh ginger, the basic kombucha tea mix, and some turmeric powder. Make the basic kombucha as normal. When the kombucha has fermented, before you add it to the bottles that you want to use, drain off the kombucha into the bottles. Add ½ tablespoon of fresh ginger and ¼ tsp of turmeric powder. Mix well and place in the fridge to cool.
Chia Seed Kombucha
If you are working on a weight loss routine, then you may already know the benefits of adding the superfood chia seed to your diet. You can make a powerful kombucha that contains this superfood. When you have removed your kombucha tea from the fermentation process, drain the tea and begin pouring it into your bottles. Add ½ cup of rehydrated chia seeds to each bottle. You can now get the power of the superfood along with the power of the bacteria in the kombucha.
Keep in mind, each kombucha recipe starts with a base that is very similar. You can use that base of tea, water, and yeast and build on that with your own ideas and recipes. Don’t become discouraged if the new recipes you create don’t workout. You can keep trying and find your own special drinks that work for you.