Kombucha is fermented black or green tea. You brew tea with lots of sugar and then add a yeast/bacteria culture, like when making sourdough or yogurt, and then let it sit at room temp (with a filter on top to keep out flies and harmful bacteria). It gets mildly fizzy and takes on a vinegar sort of taste. I honestly can't believe that I like it, it sounds so gross, but I really like the taste, the light fizz and most of all the way it makes me feel. It IS slightly alcoholic so maybe that's all I'm reacting to, but it makes me feel calm and centered and if my belly is at all bloated or gassy, Kombucha takes that right away. Mmm. think I need to go pour a glass right now!
You can google it and read tons of more information. The brand I used to buy in the States is this:
Company: Synergy Brand Name: GT's
I miss it!!!
I liked the ones flavored with juice. My brother-in-law drank a bottle of plain when he was visiting us in NY once and said "Um, it tastes like straight vinegar" but he finished it!
Anyway on today's food front I juiced a bunch of oranges and grapefruits this morning. Sunshine in a glass!
But truthfully, straight citrus juice is a bit too sweet for me on it's own. Boy, never thought I would EVER say something is "too sweet"! So I made a delicious smoothie with banana, citrus juice, frozen blackberries, ground flaxseeds for fiber and a spoonful of tahina for protein. It was yummy and fueled me right through teaching a class today. I didn't get hungry for lunch until 2pm!
But then I was really hungry and wolfed down my lunch before I could take a picture of it, sorry. It was the Coconut Cauliflower Curry over Brown Rice from Get It Ripe by Jae Steele and the Pressed Cabbage Salad from the same book. Dinner will be some simple vegetable soup with noodles I think.
Parent-Teacher Conferences tonight, Heaven help me!