- 10 tea bags
- 3 1/2 Quarts of water
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 SCOBY
- 3 cups of coconut meat
Coconut is a wonderful flavor to add to your kombucha. Coconut may be a tropical fruit but it has become a common fresh fruit that can be found at your local grocery store. Coconut is in a hard shell that you will need to break open unless you choose the coconut flakes instead. If you use fresh, also known as the meat of the coconut, you will need to drain the milk and don’t use that part in your kombucha.
Coconut is good alone or when you want to combine it with another flavor, such as peach. Coconut has a way that compliments other flavors when put together to provide a balance taste that blends well with the natural taste of kombucha. The results is a mild flavor that you can add more flavor to your kombucha and offer many health benefits too.
Coconut, when consumed raw, can be used to help lose weight because coconut is high in dietary fat, the good fats that exist in fruits. Another benefit of raw coconut is the fiber that it provides. One cup of coconut shredded can provide approximately seven grams of fiber. Having enough fiber in your diet can improve bowel movements, lower blood pressure, and regulations your blood sugar levels.
Coconut is also good for the immune system. Everyone needs a strong immune system, especially in the cold winter months when colds and flu can run everywhere. The meat of the coconut can be consumed to help build the immune system. The coconut meats contain antibacterial and antiviral agents that can work with what your body already produces to make your defense against these colds and flu even greater. Minerals, such as copper, potassium, and iron can also be found in coconut meat.
To add coconut flavoring to your kombucha, you will first need to successfully brew your kombucha. This process can take seven days before you can add the flavoring. You can find the recipe for brewing kombucha here.
You will need the following equipment
* 1 pot for boiling the water and tea
* Measuring cups and spoons
* Large gallon sized glass jar
* Coffee filter
* Large rubber band
* 6 empty bottles – Soda bottles or water bottles that you can wash out thoroughly and fill back up with the kombucha and flavoring.
Following the recipe every step of the way will ensure that your kombucha is brewed safely in the best conditions so you can feel good about drinking it.
1 hour, 7 days
You will need to brew the tea in boiling water by first bringing the water to a boil and then removing it from the heat source. Add the tea bags to the boiling hot water and allow it to steep for one hour. This will not only brew it but it will allow the tea mixture to cool, otherwise, the hot boiling water could kill the bacteria in the Scoby.
Prepare the Coconut
Cut the Coconut
Shred three cups of coconut into a bowl and get your empty bottles out and set them on the counter to fill.
Add the Coconut
Add the Kombucha
Place the bottle in a dark place for three days where it will process through the second fermentation. During this time, check your bottles at least once a day to ensure that the carbonation doesn't expand the bottles to the point it will explode.
Place the bottles in the refrigerator or drink