Kombucha: 6 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Swiss Army Knife of Beverages

 
 by Chinwe Oniah

by Chinwe Oniah

 

We’re undoubtedly in a major food revolution, and EVERYONE is changing up their diets. Plant-based diets are en vogue, gluten-free and non-GMO foods fill the grocery aisles, organic and vegan certified labels are basically on everything, and companies are finally making efforts to use real and natural products. One popular drink part of this food revolution is Kombucha. This fizzy fermented tea is said to aid in digestion, improve the immune system and be a real energy booster.

While it's great as on its own, it's much more than just another drink. For those into experimenting in the kitchen, here's some fab recipes to use Kombucha with.

Can't get enough? Sip on some custom Health-Ade Kombucha cocktails at all WIM events below!

+Enjoy free samples at Women Breaking Ground in Music

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+Custom Kombucha cocktail menu at Women in Music Concert


WHIP UP A QUICK SALAD Dressing

Using the same dressing on a salad can get boring. So why not switch it up with your own dressing. Once you perfect this recipe, you can bring it your next office potluck and impress your colleagues. You may even feel like you’re a part of the Chez Panisse coterie.

 
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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of your favorite Health-Ade Kombucha
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt

Instructions:

Combine dijon mustard, vinegar, kombucha and mix. Add extra-virgin olive oil until desired consistency. Add salt to taste.


EMBRACE YOUR INNER child WITH Kombucha Jell-O

Who didn’t love Jell-o when they were younger? I did and still do! And when it’s cut up into fancy cubes with fruit inside, I feel like I’ve reached the peak of sophistication.

 
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Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp gelatin
  • 2 bottles of your favorite Health-Ade Kombucha
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cup water

Instructions:

Boil water. Combine water and gelatin in a bowl until the gelatin has dissolved. Add in kombucha and cold water and stir. Fill containers and leave in refrigerator for 2-3 hours and then voila! You have you have kombucha jello. Feel free to jazz it up with some fresh fruit or other fun additions.


INDULGE IN a KOMBUCHA ICE CREAM FLOAT

Ice Cream floats are delicious, but drinking them with soda all that time? Ehh, maybe not the best idea. For a healthier option, try switching out the soda for the kombucha. We really dig an ice cream float with the California Grape Health-Ade Kombucha.

 
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PLAY BARTENDER WITH KOMBUCHA COCKTAILS

You can infuse just about any drink with kombucha. Mojitos, sangria, margaritas, smoothies, ANYTHING. Here’s a recipe for a cocktail that we’re feeling.

 
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Ingredients:

  • ½ oz Woodford Bourbon
  • 2 oz original Health-Ade Kombucha
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup

Instructions:

Combine everything in a cocktail shaker, add some ice, shake vigorously and serve. Substitute the bourbon for sparkling apple cider to keep it virgin.


cool off with KOMBUCHA POPSICLES

 
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When the days are longer, the nights get warmer and work hours get shorter, you know what that means: spring is here! While the weather is beautiful the heat can turn up. And if you’re like me, you’re reaching for ANYTHING for a bit of cool relief. Why not try making some Kombucha popsicles? Grab an ice tray, fill it up with some Health-Ade Kombucha (Pomegranate lit), add any extra ingredients you might fancy, cover it tight with saran wrap, stick in some popsicle stick and freeze it. In a few hours, you’ll have a health ice treat that didn’t break the bank.


Get Gourmét With Kombucha Meat Marinade

I know, a kombucha meat marinade sounds wild, but hear me out. Adding some kombucha is going to give that extra edge to your marinade, taking it from regular-schmegular-degular marinade to the crème de la crème of marinades.

 
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of ginger-lemon Health Ade Kombucha
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp red pepper
  • talt
  • garlic powder

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk. In a separate container, place meat (or meat substitute) and pour in marinade and cover for 2 -4 hours.