Effervescent and energizing, kombucha is one of my favorite afternoon treats and post-workout beverages. As I was enjoying a cold bottle of ‘buch earlier this week, it dawned on me that I’ve never made a kombucha smoothie! Finishing up the first week of Vegan Mofo, today’s Green Kombucha Smoothie recipe is the result of an experiment that ended up turning out pretty awesome!
Let’s talk about kombucha for a minute. It’s quite easy to make your own (stay tuned for a how-to post soon!) and lately kombucha has become so popular that you can find it in almost every health food store as well as many regular grocery stores and coffee shops. Kombucha is often hailed as a miracle drink, with companies claiming that it detoxifies, cleanses and regulates the digestive system, improves hair, skin and nails and boosts immunity. Personally I find it to be very energizing and thirst-quenching, plus I love the taste!
GT’s is one of the most widely sold brands, but here are a few other great companies to look for-
- Brooklyn Kombucha (they sell brewing supplies as well!)
- Katalyst Kombucha– look for them on tap around New England
- Dr. Brew Kombucha -look for this if you live in Oregon or Washington
In this smoothie recipe, I used GT’s Kombucha Original Flavor. I added a few dates for sweetness, but they may not be necessary if you use a flavored kombucha. I’m looking forward to trying this smoothie again with Strawberry or Gingerberry Flavor.
Green Kombucha Smoothie
makes 2 servings
What you’ll need:
- 8 oz kombucha (half a bottle)
- 2 bananas
- 3 dates
- 2 tbs ground flax
- 4 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Enjoy right away!