- 9 Blueberrieswhole and fresh
- 9 Raspberrieswhole and fresh
- 3 Tablespoons of strawberrieschopped
- 3 Tablespoons of gingerchopped or shredded
There are many flavors you can add to kombucha to give it a great taste. Herbs, fruits, and berries are popular alone or in combination with other herbs, fruits, and berries. Berries are super delicious in kombucha and adding as many berries that you want will make it taste even better. This recipe calls for three different berries; blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.
Choose freshly picked berries whenever it is possible. Fresh berries give a stronger taste and can last longer. Blueberries are so cute and plump, filled with lots of flavor with every bite. Blueberries are packed full of vitamins like C, B6, potassium, and folate. They are great in reducing bad cholesterol in the blood which can decrease your chances of having a heart attack or developing heart disease. Blueberries are a natural antioxidants which can help your body fight off cancer. These blue circles of goodness are great for the skin too.
Strawberries, what can you say about strawberries? They are oh so delicious and sweet. These bright red berries pack a punch when it comes to health and are known as the super fruit. They have powerful antioxidants that help your body fight diseases and conditions. Strawberries can be enjoyed anytime of the year. They are easy to freeze in the summer so you can have fresh berries in the winter time too. They don’t turn all mushy and lose shape when they are frozen and then transferred to room temperature like some berries.
Raspberries are also a great berry to add to kombucha. Like blueberries and strawberries, raspberries have antioxidants that help the body to fight off cancer as well as heart diseases. Raspberries rank up toward the top in healthy fruit because it has so many vitamins like C, E, K, and features magnesium, folate, copper, omega-3 fatty acids as well as potassium. All are key components in a healthy diet containing everything you need.
To balance out all of this sweetness from the berries, you will also need to add some fresh ginger which will be a little spicy by itself but when you combine it with all of this sweetness, you get a delicious balanced taste.
When combining these three berries into a batch of freshly brewed kombucha, you will probably want to add the minimal amount the first time to see if it tastes good or if you need to add more of something the next.
While some flavored kombucha recipes call for additional sugar during the second fermentation, there is no reason to add additional sugar to the flavoring because there is enough natural sugars inside all three berries.
Equipment you will need to make Berry Berry Flavored Kombucha
- 6 – 8 ounce bottles that have been wash thoroughly
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Knife to cut up fruit
Add the Ingredients to the Bottles
Place three blueberries in the bottle, add three raspberries, and 1/2 tablespoon of chopped strawberries into each bottle. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the chopped or shredded ginger into each bottle
Place the bottles in a dark place for three days.