Kombucha is a naturally sparkling fermented tea full of probiotics, beneficial enzymes and antioxidants. It has many health benefits, including aiding digestion, joint care and detoxification. Even without the believed health benefits, kombucha is a wholly delicious drink in its own right – one that acts as a natural energy booster at any time of day.
This recipe of blood orange and kombucha is great as a morning juice to kick start your day. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, you could even add some Angostura bitters, a botanically infused alcoholic mixture, or top up with Prosecco or Champagne to create a kombucha cocktail for a special occassion!
2 blood oranges
about 2 litres/2 quarts plus
½ cup Unflavoured Kombucha to top up (you can buy Kombucha ready made, or there is a full recipe for making your own Kombucha at home in Living Tea by Louise Avery).
Prosecco or Champagne, to top up (optional)
a citrus press or hand juicer
Juice the blood oranges in the cold-press juicer. It should yield around 200 ml/2⁄3 cup of juice.
Mix the freshly squeezed blood orange juice with the unflavoured kombucha at a ratio of one-third juice to two-thirds kombucha and drink immediately for a refreshing breakfast drink.
If you are topping up with Prosecco or Champage to imitate a Bellini or mimosa cocktail, do this when the kombucha is uncarbonated to prevent it overflowing!
For more kombucha recipes check out, Living Tea by Louise Avery.