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My Booch

Booch, Kombucha, KT, are all names for it (and I’m sure there are more) – my new favorite thing. I first discovered this probiotic drink at a farmer’s market where a local company had theirs for sale. I tried two flavors, and I liked it. I also tried some from a local health food store. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the price. It’s so expensive to buy it already made! I found a couple of flavors that I liked, but also just liked the original just as well. Everything I had learned about this beverage was that it is very beneficial for my health, detoxing, packed full of B vitamins and more! It is also full of probiotic friendly bacteria needed for a healthy gut (something I’ve been learning alot about)! I will share more about what I’ve learned about healthy guts later.

Well, loving the drink, needing the benefits it provides, but not having the wallet to support my new addiction…I learned how to make my own for a fraction of the price! I did my research from all my favorite blogs and facebook pages, and  recently began my journey for my first very own scoby (the culture used to make kombucha). I quickly learned that these things reproduce quickly, and shared some scobies with friends. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. 🙂

My scoby!

It’s probably going to take a few ferments to figure out how to get it just right, but it’s close! I think I got the flavor right on this time, but it’s not bubbly – so I’m going to work on that. I’m excited to make my very own! For information on making your own kombucha tea, I recommend visiting Kombucha Kamp or Cultures for Health.

PS. My 3-year-old loves it, too! 🙂

The sweet tea mixture, cooling so it can be added to the jar with the scoby.

All ready for about a week of fermenting before I can enjoy yummy kombucha!

 

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Food/recipes