Sorry for the delay in posts on here. It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I’m back! And what better way to come back than with a smoothie recipe!
And this smoothie recipe has a slight twist.
Have you ever had kombucha? Do you know what kombucha is?
Kombucha is a fermented sweetened black tea that once fermented contains a host of probiotics and b-vitamins. Because of this kombucha has been associated with improved gut health and digestion, an improved immune system, possible cancer prevention, reduced pain & inflammation from conditions like arthritis, higher energy levels, weight loss, and detox effects.
And although there are many benefits of drinking kombucha, drinking too much can cause stomach upset and/or allergic reactions so just proceed with caution if trying kombucha for the first time. You can buy kombucha already made or you can choose to make it at home, however, making it at home requires the proper knowledge and tools.
I personally have tried kombucha and am not too too crazy about the taste. The various flavors available make it more tolerable, but because the taste is still so strong I cannot see myself drinking it too often. And because of my Crohn’s, which it may help due to the probiotics, I have a sensitive system so sometimes too much of a good thing for me can end up being bad so I am one of the ones that proceeds with caution when drinking it.
With that said I decided to try drinking it smoothie style to see if I notice a difference and it DEFINITELY was much easier to get down.
So, if you want to drink kombucha because of the benefits, but just can’t seem to stomach the taste too much you may want to try it this way. The way this came out reminded me of a pina colada.
I used the Pineapple Peach flavor from KeVita, but this recipe should work the same with any flavor/brand you choose, so feel free to experiment and let me know how it turns out!
This recipe serves 2.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 – 15.2 oz bottle of Pineapple Peach Kombucha (or any flavor you choose)
- 2 bananas
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour evenly into two mason jars and enjoy!
Do you like or drink kombucha? What’s your favorite flavor?