- Kombuchapartially fermented through the first stage
- 2 peachessliced thin - 2-3 slices per bottle
- Coconutshredded - 1/8 teaspoon per bottle
Peach flavored beverages are wonderful anytime of the day. Not everyone likes the taste of peach flavored beverages so if you are not sure if you do, this recipe will give you a chance to determine whether or not you do. Peaches for this recipe taste better if they are fresh however, you can make this recipe with frozen peaches as well. If you live near an orchard to go and pick your own or if you have peach trees in your back yard, throw this recipe together and sit back and let your taste buds enjoy.
Peaches are sweet and coconut can compliment the flavor of the peaches when combined in kombucha. Peaches are very healthy because there is no fat found in peaches and they are filled with lots of vitamins and minerals that can work with your body to nourish it to good health. Peaches are great for lowering cholesterol levels, promote healthy skin and vision, and help your body fight off certain cancers.
Coconuts offer several health benefits as well. When the coconut milk is turned into oil, it can be used to improve skin and hair health as well as your digestive system and immune system. The meat of the coconut also has lots of vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamins A as well as E. It can help to decrease the LDL cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular conditions from forming.
Choosing the Right Peach
There are three different classifications of peaches; freestone, clingstone, and semi-freestone.
Freestone peaches are easy to peel and can easily let go of the pit. They are the most commonly used for snacking or just to eat because they are not as juicy. The Freestone peaches are great to bake with and they hold their shape when you use them in recipes like this one. You can find Freestones available between May and October.
Clingstone gets it’s name from peaches that don’t want to separate from the pit. You can find clingstones ready between May and August. You can identify them by their bright yellow flesh with tints of red as you get closer to the pit. They are great to snack with and to use in dessert recipes.
Semi-Freestone peaches is a combination between Freestone and Clingstone. You will most likely find these peaches to have a high level of sugar content and very juicy. They normally separate from the pit fairly easy.
Equipment Needed to Make Peach and Coconut Flavored Kombucha
- 6 – 8 oz bottles, that have been washed thoroughly
- Measuring spoon/cups
- Knife for slicing peaches
Prepare the Peaches
Prepare the Coconut
Add Flavoring to each bottle
Add the prepared peaches and coconut to each bottle.
Add the Kombucha to the mixture
Place the bottles in a dark place
This will give the kombucha time to finish out the fermentation process.
Refrigerate until you are ready to drink
Remember, fresh fruit will cause the kombucha to sour and ruin so place it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for up to eight weeks.