Fizzle up with these gut-healing kombucha recipes filled with nourishing probiotics!
Fermented foods like yogurts, sauerkraut, and kimchi all offer your gut the mega-benefit of probiotics, but there’s one fermented elixir that tops our list: kombucha.
This fizzy drink is typically made by fermenting tea with a sweetener and a SCOBY, or a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. If you’ve never made a batch from scratch before, we’ve got the best kombucha guide to help get you started.
Kombucha tastes best when you make it at home with Paleo-friendly ingredients – it’s also much more cost-effective than buying bottles of it at the store. The best part? You can flavor kombucha with a variety of fresh fruit, spices, flowers, teas, and roots.
From strawberry to hibiscus to pumpkin spice, and more, you’ll find plenty of sweet-drink kombucha recipes to shake up your daily water routine. You can even experiment with flavors to create your own gut-healing kombucha gummies.
To flavor your kombucha, you’ll need to send it through a second fermentation process. Adding too many extra ingredients during the first stage of fermentation may damage the SCOBY or have other adverse effects on your brew. So, brew up a big batch of that fermented tea and try these flavored kombucha recipes to liven up your drink.
This simple, straightforward kombucha recipe combines green and black tea flavors in its brew.
Strawberries make for one deliciously sweet and refreshing drink.
Recipe: Cultures for Health | Strawberry Kombucha
Citrus Rosemary Kombucha
Start with your favorite basic kombucha, then add in freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit, lemon and fresh rosemary in this zingy recipe.
Recipe: The Wild Gut | Citrus Rosemary Kombucha
Spiced Apple Kombucha
The perfect fizzy sipper for fall, this recipe adds apples, spices, and fresh ginger to kombucha.
Recipe: Intoxicated on Life | Spiced Apple Kombucha
Clean Green Kombucha
For a super healthy elixir, that your body will thank you for, add powdered greens and lemon to your kombucha.
Recipe: Cultures for Health | Clean Green Kombucha
Cranberry Spice Kombucha
Cranberries, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger capture fall flavors in this warm recipe.
Recipe: The Wild Gut | Cranberry Spice Kombucha
Watermelon-Cucumber Kombucha Coolers
Fresh watermelon juice and fresh cucumbers sweeten up this batch of ’booch. Skip the optional ingredients to keep it fit and healthy.
Chocolate Raspberry Kombucha
Chocolate-y kombucha? Yes, we’re serious. Opt for a Paleo-friendly raspberry jam in this recipe.
Recipe: Cultures for Health | Chocolate Raspberry Kombucha
Strawberry Cucumber Kombucha
Check out this strawberry cucumber combo for a brisk refresher you can’t resist.
Recipe: South Beach Primal | Strawberry Kombucha
Try orange, grapefruit or a blend of the two for an ultra-citrusy fermented drink.
Recipe: Cultures for Health | Citrus Kombucha
This hibiscus-flavored kombucha makes for one pretty shade of reddish pink.
Recipe: Wholeheart Nutrition | Hibiscus Kombucha
Chia Seed Kombucha
In this thick and jammy recipe, simply add chia seeds to your kombucha for a fun twist.
Recipe: Cultures for Health | Chia Seed Kombucha
Pumpkin Spice Kombucha
Yes, you can even add pumpkin purée to your kombucha for epically flavorful results.
Recipe: The Wild Gut | Pumpkin Spice Kombucha
Apple Pie Kombucha
This set of recipes give you not one, but three ways to flavor your kombucha with deliciously spiced apple flavor.
Recipe: Hybrid Rasta Mama | Apple Pie Kombucha
Cream Soda Kombucha
Be sure to use organic, pure blackstrap molasses (no added sugar) to keep this recipe Paleo.
Pomegranate Orange Kombucha
This holiday-approved kombucha is made with a zesty combination of pomegranate and orange juices, with a twist of fragrant orange peel for garnish.
Recipe: Stupid Easy Paleo | Pomegranate Orange Kombucha
Pineapple and Cayenne Kombucha
This spicy and tropical take on kombucha will make your taste buds tingle – in a good way.
Ginger Turmeric Kombucha
Not only are you getting all the probiotic benefits of kombucha in this drink, but the anti-inflammatory effects of ginger and turmeric root, too!
Recipe: All The Nourishing Things | Ginger Turmeric Kombucha
In the mood for a summertime zingy drink? Opt for this fizzy lemon drink to unwind in the sun.
Recipe: Fit Foodie Finds | Kombucha Lemonade
Raspberry Lime Homemade Kombucha
Fresh lime and raspberries combine in this citrusy tart drink.
You’ve had peach iced tea, now imagine adding an addicting fizzy tang to it.
Recipe: Thank Your Body | Peach Kombucha
Blended strawberry and pineapple make for one sweet addition to kombucha.
Homemade Elderberry Kombucha
A true tropical treat, this recipe adds lavender, honey, and ginger to a kombucha drink you’re sure to love.
Recipe: Naturally Loriel | Homemade Elderberry Kombucha
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