Holiday Kombucha

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There’s a lot to look forward to around the holiday season, like celebrating with loved ones, reveling in cozy sweater weather, and indulging in pumpkin- and peppermint-flavored everything. But why is it that I never associate celebration or indulgence with our health? Yes, you can still be festive and make smart decisions for your health over the holidays. The most fun way to get into the holiday spirit? Sipping on Health-Ade’s new Holiday Cheers Kombucha.

I totally get that it’s the time of year for Holiday Cookies, indulgent treats, hearty meals, and more holiday parties than you can count. After all, the most wonderful time of the year only comes around, well, once a year. However, being mindful of the treats we’re feeding our bodies should be something we practice year-round, not something we push off until January, so why not start at the holiday table?


First Off, What Is Kombucha?

Kombucha is definitely one of those buzzwords you’ve heard floating around recently, or you’ve probably seen it all over Instagram on foodie, wellness, health, and accounts. To the naked eye, the fizzy drink looks a lot like some sort of soda/alcohol hybrid, but kombucha is neither soda nor a cocktail. It is, however, a carbonated beverage, and it does contain a small percentage of alcohol (most brands have less than 0.5% ABV so they can still be sold on shelves as non-alcoholic drinks). Basically, ‘booch is just as tasty as the other beverages you love, but with an added bonus: One serving is incredibly beneficial to your gut.


What Are The Health Benefits Of Kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea made with SCOBY, aka symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeast, the beverage is swarming with healthy probiotics, plus antioxidants and polyphenols. (Probiotics) help you control harmful bacteria while increasing the production of certain vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K, B12, B5, and biotin. As a result, probiotics can improve digestive health, decrease inflammation, boost immunity, and in some cases, may even aid in weight loss.


The Newest Health-Ade Kombucha Flavor Is Perfect For The Holidays

There’s an array of brands and flavors of ‘booch to choose from, but if you’re looking to add a healthier twist to your celebratory sips, you’ll want to try Health-Ade’s Holiday Cheers limited-edition kombucha. It literally encompasses everything merry and bright. Not only is the seasonal brew good for you, but the brand has harmonized notes of ginger, cloves, allspice, and chocolate into their original base formula. The end result? A bottle that combines holiday flavors with your new year, healthier you resolutions. All the more reason to start early, right?

The Health-Ade Holiday Cheers Kombucha is available now nationally for a limited time through the holiday season. Bottles and cases are available at the Health-Ade site, and you can also search the site for a store that carries the brand near you.


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Low-Sugar Kombuchas

Here on my blog, I tend to talk a lot about food, health, weight loss, the good and the bad of something and tips and tricks. I rarely talk about drinks. The one main drink that I have weekly is kombucha. Kombuchas are filled with probiotics the kind that is great for gut health. Probiotics are producing a lot of buzz for good reason: Populating your gut with these beneficial bacteria is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, proper brain function, clear skin, and a functioning digestive system. While many of us choose to get our daily dose of probiotics from foods, such as yogurt and kimchi, kombucha is a solid and oft-overlooked go-to.

What Is Kombucha? Kombucha is a probiotic drink that is concocted by fermenting sweetened tea (usually a blend of green and black teas) with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, also known as SCOBY. Concerned about the added sugars? Kombucha requires a dash of the sweet stuff because the yeast feeds on the sugar in order to ferment the mixture. The amount of sugar present in kombucha will continue to reduce the longer it is left to ferment. After the cooled sweet tea is mixed with SCOBY, The brew takes about eight days to ferment until it can be bottled and spiked with flavor. After that, the brew is left to ferment at room temperature again for about three more days. The building of the pressure in the bottle causes the kombucha to become more carbonated.

So are you ready to add Kombucha to your daily or even weekly “Diet”? Well, today I talk about some of my favorite flavors of kombucha that are low in sugar and great tasting that features bold flavors coming from fruit, herbs, and spices that help balance the beverage’s natural acidity.


GT’s Organic & Raw Koffee Kombucha

PER 8 FL OZ: 25 calories, 0 g fat, 10 mg sodium, 6 g carbs (0 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 0 g protein

Looking to swap your morning cup of Joe?  GT’s new Koffee kombucha, crafted with green and black teas, cold brew, vanilla and almond extracts, and two billion CFUs of gut-healing probiotics. For just six grams of sugar per serving, you’ll be happy you made the switch from your daily latte to this java-infused sip. Before you crack open a bottle, GT recommends tilting it back and forth instead of shaking it to evenly distribute the sediment.

I’ll be honest this wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t like the aftertaste and it just wasn’t my cup of tea. Everyone has different flavor palette so you may like it. If you try it or have tried it comment and let me know what you think about the flavor.


Suja Organic Pineapple Passion Fruit Kombucha

PER 8 FL OZ: 30 calories, 0 g fat, 5 mg sodium, 8 g carbs (0 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 0 g protein

Take a mental trip to the tropics with this pineapple- and passion fruit-spiked beverage. In addition to the organic fruit juices, Suja adds anti-inflammatory turmeric, which has been shown to improve ailments ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to depression and even acne.


Health-Ade Kombucha Ginger-Lemon

 

PER 8 FL OZ: 35 calories, 0 g fat, 10 mg sodium, 7 g carbs (0 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 0 g protein

If you keep up with the Kardashians, you’ve likely seen multiple pap shots of Kourtney accessorizing with a bottle of Health-Ade. The (arguably) healthiest sister of the famous family hydrates with kombucha for good reason. This ginger-lemon flavor strikes a balance between sweet and tart while surprising you with a subtle kick in every sip thanks to cold-pressed juices.


Kevita Blueberry Basil Kombucha

 

PER 8 FL OZ: 30 calories, 0 g fat, 15 mg sodium, 7 g carbs (0 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 0 g protein

For a midsummer pick-me-up, grab a bottle of Kevita’s blueberry and basil refresher. It’s brewed with sweet blueberry juice and aromatic basil extract and sweetened with a dash of stevia. What’s more, this potent probiotic pick is organic, vegan, kosher, and verified non-alcoholic.


Humm Kombucha Hopped Grapefruit

 

PER 8 FL OZ: 35 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium, 9 g carbs (0 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 0 g protein

Prep your body for that post-work spin class by hydrating with Humm’s grapefruit kombucha. Grapefruit contains natural electrolytes such as potassium, which can help replenish stores to prevent fatigue, dizziness, and nausea.


Jet Bear’s Fruit Strawberry Jalapeno Kombucha

 

PER 10 FL OZ: 55 calories, 0 g fat, 4 mg sodium, 10 g carbs (0 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 1 g protein

If you’re craving a little kick in your drink, Jet Bear’s strawberry-jalapeno pick is the way to go. It’s made with organic whole fruit and herbs instead of fruit juices and is proudly fermented and bottled in Brooklyn, New York.


Bao Elderberry Kombucha

 

PER 8 FL OZ: 38 calories, 0 g fat, 7 mg sodium, 10 g carbs (0 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 0 g protein

Bad Ass Organics makes a delectable kombucha that is jam-packed with floral elderberry and serious carbonation that will help kick soda cravings to the curb. It’s full of live and active cultures to help heal your gut, improve digestion, and boost immunity.


Brew Doctor Kombucha Clear Mind

 

PER 7 FL OZ: 25 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium, 6 g carbs (0 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 0 g protein

An invigorating blend of rosemary, peppermint, sage, and green tea helps clear your mind come midday while providing a plethora of antioxidants. One cup contains just five grams of sugar, deeming Brew Doctor the ultimate antidote to the 2 p.m. slump.



Clearly Kombucha Black Currant

 

PER 7 FL OZ: 15 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium, 4 g carbs (0 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 0 g protein

The small, tart berry adds a delightfully sweet and tangy flavor without loading up on natural sugar. Add some effervescence to your day by pairing this pick with lunch and reap kombucha’s glorious digestive benefits.


Juice Press Lime Mint Kombucha

PER 8 FL OZ: 25 calories, 0 g fat, 10 mg sodium, 7 g carbs (0 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 0 g protein

Lime and mint combine for a lemonade-like treat that will transform your day from drab to fab. The low sugar and calorie counts will make hunting down your local Juice Press totally worthwhile. For more body-benefiting bacteria other than the best kombucha, add these 18 Best Probiotic Products For Gut Health to your diet pronto.



Final Thoughts

I do enjoy drinking kombucha when I can. I tried making my own and failed at the scoby part. If you’ve made kombucha before comment below with some tips and tricks because it can get expensive buying kombucha almost every day. And If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in reaching out and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


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