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How to Make Kombucha: Part 1

Fermented foods are a fantastic way to get more probiotics into your diet. You can also drink your probiotics in the form of kombucha. This fizzy, fermented beverage aids digestion with acids and enzymes, detoxifies the body and promotes overall health. A Kombucha habit is a pricey one though, around $4 per bottle. Thankfully, it’s rather easy to make your own. First you need a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). It’s a jelly-fish, blob-like thing that’s actually living bacteria and yeast. You absolutely cannot make kombucha without it. WHERE TO GET A SCOBY? There are three options:  1. Buy one from here, here or here. They range from $10-30.  2. Ask a friend to gift one to you. SCOBYs grow rapidly and in layers so if a friend makes kombucha regularly they will have extras to spare. 3. Grow your own. You can do this with a bottle Read More