I don’t drink wine, I don’t drink beer, I don’t drink soda, I don’t drink juice (unless I make it myself) and I don’t drink anything in between. Basically I keep it really classy by drinking Dihydrogen Monoxide day in and day out. On the rare occasion that I want to get wild, I will buy myself a Kombucha. Drinking a Kombucha makes me feel like Cinderella was mysteriously pushed off the face of the earth, and I magically took her place. It’s kind of a big deal.
I posted a few days ago that I was ever so blessed with THREE free GT Kombucha passes. This allowed me to try flavors I had never tasted before, go places I had never been before, and buy bottles I had never saved before. Buckle your seat belts and prepare yourself for this adventure I am about to take you on. I call this: The Kombucha Review.
First and foremost, Kombucha has been said to have various different health benefits. If you are interested in what those may be you can go here, here, and here. Along with these benefits come individual benefits with each flavor you choose. Each flavor I will discuss has the main kombucha ingredient, a variety of probiotics, and their individual ingredients which I will break down nutritionally.
Multi-Green.This flavor has been, and always will be my favorite. If you want to feel like you are deep sea diving your body into a pool of feel good, this is the flavor for you. The flavor is very “green” and if you like wheat grass, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, and algae you will like this flavor. In this green foggy wonder there is kombucha, klamath mountain blue-green algae, spirulina, and chlorella.
Spirulina and Chlorella are both superfoods. Superfoods are known to have high phytonutrient contents, as well as high concentrations of essential nutrients. If you want to learn more about Spirulina and Chlorella you can go here, here, and here.
Gingerade.This flavor is amazing for an upset stomach. Similar to a ginger ale or any ginger based beverage, the ginger “ade” really helps to settle any uproar or parties the flora in your belly might be having. In this orange sunshine-y fog there is kombucha, and ginger juice. If you like ginger ale, ginger beer, or anything with ginger you will like this flavor. It is a mild ginger flavor for those of you that think ginger can be a bit “sharp” tasting, myself included.
Ginger has a variety of different health benefits such as gastrointestinal relief as I stated earlier in simpler terms, anti-inflammatory effects, immune boosting properties, and menstrual cramp relief (can I get an AMEN!). If you want to learn more about ginger you can click here, here, and here.
I include this flavor for those of you that are scared to try Kombucha. This is the mildest tasting Kombucha I have tried. It almost tasted like juice. Kombucha has a strong fermentation flavor and a bubbly kick to it, yet this mango flavor was calm and refreshing without the kick in the pants. I love the kick in the pants, but some people might not. Inside this amber city of tropical goodness is kombucha and mango puree.
Some of the health benefits of mango are improved digestion, lowered cholesterol, high in iron, potassium, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 (hey hey you vegetarians!) Vitamin C, phytonutrients and many..MANY more. Click here for more nutritional information on mangoes.
Along with these three flavors I also tried one of the chia seeded Kombuchas. These ones are even more mild than the mango flavor and I hardly tasted any kind of bubbly. I prefer the bubbled fermented flavor, so I won’t be buying the chia seeded Kombucha again, despite the health benefits of chia seeds. If you want to learn more about chia seeds you can click here.
As you can see, I am a fan of the Kombucha. I would like to thank Amanda with Synergy Drinks for giving me these three free passes. All of these opinions are my own, and the nutritional information is based on my own research. If you are a Kombucha fan..high five. If you have never tried Kombucha there are PLENTY of flavors out there and I suggest starting with the chia or mango flavors. Happy fermenting!