Love it or hate it, we all know about kombucha by now. The probiotic-rich fermented tea has a ton of health benefits and is a favorite of many — so much so that kombucha cocktails are a regular fixture in our happy hour rotation. Unfortunately, as with most healthy fads, the stuff usually comes with a *hefty* price tag. The good news is that making your own is easier than you might think, and a heck of a lot more affordable. If you’re tired of paying $5 a pop for yours, keep reading to discover 14 delicious homemade kombucha recipes that will take you from clueless newbie to health guru.
1. Homemade Berry Lemonade Kombucha: If you’re addicted to soda and other sugary drinks, this kombucha might be the transition you need to wean yourself off of them. The fizz will remind you of your favorite carbonated drink, and the sweet and sour flavor will feed the need for flavor. (via Live Simply)
2. Apple Cider Kombucha: This fall-inspired recipe is perfect for those who love the comforting spices typical of the season. It’s made by simply combining unsweetened spiced apple cider with a kombucha base, so you can switch up the flavors as you see fit. (via The Roasted Root)
3. Blueberry Mojito Kombucha: It doesn’t get much more refreshing than blueberry and mint. Plan the brew a few days in advance and you could be sipping these bad boys by the pool with very little effort. (via Making Thyme for Health)
4. Carrot Kombucha: Kombucha is known for being good for your gut, but adding carrot takes it one step further. This blend is antioxidant-rich and full of vitamin A, which will help keep your body running at optimal performance. (via Cultured Food Life)
5. Cinnamon Spice Kombucha: You know you’ve reached a certain age when you’ve traded in your Fireball whiskey for cinnamon spice kombucha. We may be old, but at least we’re regular, right? (via Nourished Kitchen)
6. Copycat Gingerberry Kombucha: If you’re already a big kombucha fan, you may be familiar with this flavor combination. The at-home version is made with blueberries and ginger and tastes scarily similar to the ones you’ll find in health food stores — except this one won’t break the bank. (via The Roasted Root)
7. Elderberry Kombucha: Dried elderberries add great flavor and additional fizz to this tasty kombucha. Plus, it naturally helps boost immunity while keeping you hydrated and happy. (via Naturally Loriel)
8. How to Brew Your Own Kombucha: Once you know how to make your own master kombucha brew, the flavor options are endless. Whether you’re a mint and lime or a coconut-pineapple kind of a person, there’s a kombucha flavor that you’re bound to love. (via Brit + Co)
9. Dandelion and Fennel Kombucha: When deciding how to flavor your kombucha, you may want to consider any health problems you have. Dandelion and fennel are both great digestive aids, so if that’s an issue for you, this one may be in your belly’s best interest. (via The Herbal Academy)
11. Hibiscus Tea Kombucha: It’s important to start your kombucha brew with black or green tea, but adding dried hibiscus flowers after the fact gives the drink a sweet floral taste. If you have kids that want to try kombucha for the first time, this would be a choice that they’ll love. (via Cultured Food Life)
12. Kombucha Lemonade: An Arnold Palmer is half tea and half lemonade, so it only makes sense that you could do the same with fermented tea. Tons of fresh lemon juice replaces sugary lemonade to keep the drink even more healthy. (via Fit Foodie Finds)
13. Raspberry Lime Kombucha: Even healthy drinks like kombucha can still have added sugar in the store-bought varieties. This one is flavored and sweetened only with fresh raspberries and lime, making it Paleo-friendly. (via Paleo Running Momma)
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