Kombucha Lemonade

Oddly enough, this kombucha lemonade tastes strangey like an Arnold Palmer.

Which just so happens to be my ALL TIME FAVORITE SUMMER DRINK! 

Kombucha Lemonade- tastes exactly like a fizzy Arnold Palmer! via FitFoodieFinds.com

I have been a kombucha queen for the past few months. There is a Whole Foods literally in the same parking lot as Corepower Yoga Edina, where I teach twice a week…which is where I first experimented with kombucha. 

What the heck is kombucha?

Kombucha is 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.

What the what?

Yes, there are strains of live active cultures floating around in kombucha, but it is SO GOOD FOR YOU. 

So that Arny Palmer I tasted- it makes so much sense! Fermented Tea + Lemonade…it’s basically a Kombucha Arny Palmer! 

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 :D

One of the main reasons that I drink kombucha is for the probiotic. I’ve met with nutritionists (both RD’s and hollistic nutritionists) and they always recommend a probiotic. By drinking one of these a week, there really is no need for the probiotic.

Kombucha Lemonade- tastes exactly like a fizzy Arnold Palmer! via FitFoodieFinds.com

There are lots of different kombucha brands and flavors out there. I usually drink the brand Synergy because that’s what’s readily available in the Twin Cities. If I am going for an already flavored variety- my favorite in the guava. A single bottle of kombucha sells for about $3.99. The way I look at is is- a cappuccino or even a cup of coffee from Starbucks. There are 2 servings in each bottle, so they usually last me 2-3 days. 

In today’s recipe, I used a bottle of plain kombucha. This flavor is tangy and fizzy…so I thought I would add some citrus and a little more sweetener for the perfect summer drink. 

Kombucha Lemonade- tastes exactly like a fizzy Arnold Palmer! via FitFoodieFinds.com

I also added some blueberries for some color :D Cuz- why not?!

Kombucha Lemonade- tastes exactly like a fizzy Arnold Palmer! via FitFoodieFinds.com

Easy Kombucha Lemonade

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Easy Kombucha Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of kombucha, plain or about 2 cups of homemade kombucha
  • juice from 4 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. 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.
http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/06/easy-kombucha-lemonade/

Have you ever had kombucha? What is your favorite flavor? Have you ever made your own?

Comments

  1. says

    We brew our own kombucha and we’ll definitely need to give this version a try! We loooove Arnold Palmers, so this will probably be my new go-to way to enjoy kombucha!

    • says

      SO COOL! I don’t know why, but I’m afraid to do it!!!! Can’t you use the strains from inside of a store bought kombucha to grow more? Or is that a myth?

    • says

      o0o!!!!!!!! Thanks for passing that on. Maybe I will finally man up and make some. My mom made kefir for a while…and she tried to get me to do it. Again- I wimped out :D

  2. says

    I have been curious about Kombucha for quite some time now! I really want to try it but as soon as I read the words ‘fermented’ on the bottle I tend to put it down. I’m not sure why it makes me feel so icky. After all, beer is fermented too, and some cheeses and… I guess I should just get over myself already and go for it ;) These pictures certainly helped! Looks positively thirst quenching.

    - Mae

    • says

      It took me a while to man up to trying it……but it actually is really yummy! I am a huge fan of carbonation, so that’s what got my about kombucha. Plus- there are so many yummy flavors!

  3. says

    Dude, this just makes me want to sit out in the sun… With my sun hat on… With a HOT MAN… Tanning my leggies! Well, looks like my Weekend Plans are all set ;)

  4. says

    DUDE. I love kombucha. I went through a weird fermentation phase where I made my own. It was so matronly of me. For the record I just made a kombucha recipe…for kombucha sangria because OBVS there had to be alcohol in it #Ihaveaproblem

  5. says

    I LOVE kombucha! I actually crave it now. My favorite is mango madness by synergy. What classes do you teach at corepower. I live/work right by that one and go there occasionally.

  6. says

    I’m so going to try this! Ginger kombucha is my favorite. I was making my own last year, but when I moved, I had to throw out my scoby (doesn’t travel well haha). I do want to get back into it – I used a kombucha kit I ordered. PS: Kombucha is also great as part of a cocktail :)

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