KOMBUCHA: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO COOK IT
Let’s talk about the beneficial properties of this drink.
Have you noticed that you increasingly hear about kombuche from bloggers, or come across this name in your feed? What is kombucha and why is everyone so obsessed with it?
In fact, everything is very simple. Kombucha is a common kombucha. Did you see him at grandma’s? It is a lightly carbonated drink made from fermented tea, sugar and yeast. In fact, this is mushroom kvass.
The popularity of the drink is explained by the fact that it has a positive effect on your body: it energizes you for the whole day, improves metabolism, copes with pain and inflammation, and strengthens the immune system.
To make kombucha, zoogley – a slimy mass of living bacteria and yeast – is added to sweetened black or green tea and left to ferment for several days or weeks. During this time, it turns into a slightly sweet, tart drink. Then the kombucha itself is separated and bottled. In addition to the existing advantages (so far not scientifically proven), kombucha also has a disadvantage – due to high acidity, the drink can destroy and discolor tooth enamel.
Why has kombucha become so popular? It all started in America when they began to replace refrigerators with cola and energy drinks for refrigerators with clean water and kombucha. Company executives decided that it would be better if their employees drink natural drinks. Today you can find kombucha bottles in almost every American supermarket.
Well, if you are a true kombucha fan, although you are already a little tired of the drink itself, try making some cocktails with kombucha according to our recipes.
For a few servings you will need:
- Natural Kombucha – 4 cups
- Freshly squeezed orange juice – 2 cups
- Natural sweetener (stevia or Jerusalem artichoke syrup) – 1 drop of stevia or one and a half teaspoons of Jerusalem artichoke syrup
- Apple – 1/2 pc.
- Plum, nectarine or dense peach – 1 pc.
- Strawberries or strawberries – a handful
- Cloves (seasoning) – 1 pc.
- Cinnamon – 2 sticks
- Ginger root – 2-3 slices
How to cook:
Mix all the ingredients (the plum and apple will need to be cut into cubes beforehand) in a glass jar or bottle and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Strain the drink through a sieve before serving, or shake and serve with pulp and fruit. Ice can be added to the cocktail if desired.
For one serving you will need:
- Kombucha – 1/3 glass
- Raspberries – 1/4 glass
- Raspberry syrup – 5 tbsp spoons
- Mint leaves – 3-5 pieces
- Lime or lemon juice – 1 tsp
How to cook:
Pour raspberry syrup at the bottom of the glass. Add raspberries, lime or lemon juice, and kombucha. Garnish with mint leaves. If you wish, put ice in a glass and enjoy!