Ginger Cranberry Kombucha

Ginger Cranberry Kombucha

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Ginger Cranberry Kombucha

Ginger Cranberry Kombucha as seen on #LunchBreakLIVE

Cookware:

  • Large stainless steel or glass pot to boil mixture in
  • Large glass container to let mixture ferment in
  • Cheese cloth to cover mixture while it gets fermented
  • Wood or bamboo spoon to mix Kombucha

pot                                                                        stainless steel pot + tea bags

Ingredients:

  • 3 Liters or 6 cups of filtered water
  • 2 cups of organic sugar
  • 6 green, black or earl grey tea bags or 2 tablespoons of loose leaf tea
  • 1  healthy SCOBY** (the size of a CD)
  • 1 cup pre-made or store bought kombucha

After 7-14 day Fermentation:

  • 1 cup fresh peeled and chopped ginger
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

***Kombucha is a fermented “food”. Fermented foods are the foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar & starches in food creating LACTIC ACID. This process preserves food, creates beneficial enzymes, B vitamins, Omega 3 Fatty Acids and several strains of probiotics.***

Directions:

Step 1: Boil filtered water, organic sugar and tea bags together

Step 2: Let cool entire mixture before pouring over scoby

Step 3: Add the one cup pre-made or store bought kombucha (this is a must every time you make a new batch)

Step 4: Cover mixture with a cheese cloth and let sit in a cool dark place anywhere from 7 to 14 days. This is where the fermentation process happens. You can taste mixture to see if it’s right for you. I don’t like mine too sweet and therefore I ferment my mixture for up to 14 days.

Step 5: Once your brew is ready, you can pour it in glass jars and drink as is. However to get the cranberry ginger taste,  add peeled ginger and cranberry, refrigerate a couple of days and serve.

Step 6: Remember to leave some liquid with your SCOBY. Roughly two inches. Your SCOBY needs the mixture to stay alive and not dry up until your next kombucha batch.

glass jar + scoby

glass jar and  SCOBY** (SCOBY is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.)

Want some plant-based sushi with you kombucha?

 

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