- 1½ teaspoons of lavenderdehydrated or fresh
- ¾ Cup of berriesuse equal amounts of blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries
With summer in full bloom, or even if it’s winter and you want to reflect back on summertime, nothing says summer better than berries. When you want to add flavor to your kombucha, something as simple as a sprinkle of lavender and a couple of berries in the bottle can do the trick.
For this recipe, you should use a combination of mixed berries, such as blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. If you want to try different berries, there’s no reason why you can’t. Simply combine the berries in each bottle and continue the recipe.
Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are chalked full of nutrients that are great if you are into eating healthier, losing weight, or just searching for a refreshing drink. It’s best to use fresh berries when you can but if you need to, you can use frozen berries as well. When using fresh berries like blackberries and strawberries, choose berries that are just ripening. too much juice can make your drink stronger. Blueberries normally hold their shape well so if they look dented in or wrinkly, then they are too old to put in your kombucha.
The fresh scent of lavender can be a great attribute to your kombucha. Dried lavender works best. you can either make it yourself or you can buy it at your local health food store. If you use fresh lavender, use only what the recipe calls for otherwise the smell and taste of lavender will overpower every other taste in the bottle.
Equipment you will need for Berry and Lavender Flavored Kombucha
* 6 – 8 ounce bottles that have been washed out and cleaned thoroughly.
* Measuring spoons
First Ferment Kombucha
Follow the recipe here to make your kombucha. After you have removed the Scoby, pour the kombucha into the bottles prepared for this recipe after you add the berries and lavender.
Wash the berries thoroughly and pat dry. Destem if needed. Add equal amounts of berries to each bottle.
Use your measuring spoon to measure the lavender. Each bottle should get 1/4 teaspoon.
Fill the rest of the bottle up with kombucha. Pour it up to one inch from the top of the bottle.
Prepare the bottles for the second ferment
Place the lids on each bottle and place them in a dark area for a total of three days.
Enjoy your flavored kombucha
After the three days are up, get out your bottles and refrigerate them immediately. If you prefer, go ahead and drink one and see how good it is.