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 鈥 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鈥檙e 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鈥檙e 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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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)

Carrot Kombucha

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鈥檝e reached a certain age when you鈥檝e traded in your Fireball whiskey for cinnamon spice kombucha. We may be old, but at least we鈥檙e regular, right? (via Nourished Kitchen)


6. Copycat Gingerberry Kombucha: If you鈥檙e 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鈥檒l find in health food stores 鈥 except this one won鈥檛 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鈥檙e a mint and lime or a coconut-pineapple kind of a person, there鈥檚 a kombucha flavor that you鈥檙e 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鈥檚 an issue for you, this one may be in your belly鈥檚 best interest. (via The Herbal Academy)

Ginger Kombiucha

10. Ginger Kombucha: Ginger stands up well to the assertiveness of kombucha and is soothing to the stomach. One sip of this and you can say goodbye to any nausea you may have. (via The Kitchn)


11. Hibiscus Tea Kombucha: It鈥檚 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鈥檒l 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)


14. Strawberry Basil Kombucha: You can鈥檛 say no to a thirst-quenching strawberry-basil drink. The pairing of fresh herbs with fruit is simply irresistible all year long. (via The Roasted Root)

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