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Refreshing Mint Kombucha Recipe to Soothe Your Troubled Tummy

Since pregnancy, my stomach has been on the struggle-bus. I can’t handle spicy food anymore and find myself having tummy trouble more often than ever before. My heart truly goes out to all those who have guts issues. I have officially joined the club.

In our home, we are naturally-minded, which means my first reaction to dealing with this is to look towards mother nature’s medicinal food, instead of a bottle of pink goop. 

This mint kombucha recipe has been keeping my indigestion at bay and tastes so refreshingly amazing!

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Health Benefits of Kombucha

Kombucha is a beverage made from fermented tea by using a Scoby. Scoby stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeasts and is the organism that creates the fermentation process. Kombucha tea has many health benefits, especially when made from green tea. 

Kombucha is such an easy, inexpensive way to get rich probiotics and protect your gut.

Some of the benefits of kombucha include:

  • Powerful antioxidants that reduce toxicity. (source)
  • Rich in gut healing probiotics (source)
  • Heart protective (source)
  • Controls blood sugar (source)
  • Contains polyphenols which protect against cancer (source)
This kombucha recipe uses mint because it improves the taste of the the tea and mint is also very effective at soothing an upset tummy. (source



Mint Kombucha Recipe

The best part about this mint kombucha recipe, it can easily be made week after week with little effort. You will always have yummy kombucha in the house without having to spend a fortune at the grocery store!

The average cost of one serving of kombucha is around three bucks, so making kombucha at home is much more economical.

Mint Kombucha Recipe

To start, you will need a large wide-mouth mason jar to brew your kombucha.

You will also need the following ingredients:

Place about 4 cups of water on boil. While the water is boiling, measure 3/4 cup of cane sugar and unpack the 9 green tea bags. Place the sugar, green tea, and mint sprig in the large jar and pour 3 cups of boiling water over top. Let this steep for 5 minutes. Then remove the green tea bags and mint sprig. Fill the remainder of the jar with cool filtered water (about 4 cups of additional water) and stir so thoroughly combined. Let this mixture rest and cool for 10 minutes.

 

Now it’s time to add the scoby. If this is your first time making Kombucha and you have a new scoby, remove it from the packaging and rinse it well with water. Then add the scoby to the jar and here it will remain for 7 days. Studies have shown that 7 days is the requirement for the fermentation to gain the optimal balance of the microbial composition. (source)

On the 7th day, reach into the jar and remove the scoby. You will notice it has doubled in size. You will want to rip the two scobys apart. You will only need one for your next batch. 

Rinse the scoby half you plan to keep with clean water and place the scoby in a bowl. You will save it here as you repeat the process for the next batch!

After you have removed the scoby, it’s time to pour the kombucha into the container you plan to serve it from. I recommend something like this. I found a similar version at the Target dollar section and it has been working well, however, I wish mine had a better lid instead of a cork. Make sure to run the kombucha through a kitchen filter as you transfer it to remove the excess solids.

Place the kombucha in the fridge for optimal enjoyment!

Now that your large jar is empty, you can clean it with hot soapy water and start the process all over again! You will never again be without kombucha, so yay!

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