Pomegranate Ginger Kombucha RecipeRecipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Without Nutrisystem Shakes, Shakes, Smoothies & Drinks
Getting in your probiotics just got easier (and more delicious)! Spice up your store-bought kombucha with a few simple ingredients to elevate this healthy beverage into a gourmet mocktail. Our Pomegranate Ginger Kombucha recipe features fresh fruit and fabulous flavor. Plus, it’s super easy to mix up!
The first step to making your own homemade kombucha cocktail is finding a kombucha that you love. We recommend choosing one that is lower in sugar, but just about any flavor will do. We chose a lemon and ginger flavored kombucha since these flavors pair so well with pomegranate. We tested out the recipe with a gingerade kombucha as well as a zero sugar ginger lemonade kombucha. Both turned out amazing!
Combine 16 ounces of kombucha with eight ounces of pomegranate juice. Pour the mixture into a glass over ice cubes and garnish with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves. That’s it! It’s that easy to whip up this refreshing and probiotic-rich beverage that fits into your weight loss plan.
This recipe makes two servings of Pomegranate Ginger Kombucha. The amount of calories in each serving will depend on the type of kombucha that you chose. There are 99 calories per serving if you are using the gingerade kombucha. The version that uses zero sugar ginger lemonade kombucha contains 82 calories per serving. Either way, you can log your beverage in the NuMi app as one SmartCarb if you’re on Nutrisystem.
More Ways to Mix Up Kombucha Recipes at Home
There are so many different ways to take your store-bought kombucha to the next level with fresh ingredients that add flavor. Instead of pomegranate juice and seeds, try the recipe with orange juice, pineapple juice or cranberry juice! Just make sure the juice that you use is 100% fruit juice without added sugar. You can also squeeze some fresh lemon or lime juice into the mix for another layer of flavor.
Once you pick your juice, it’s time to pick your fruit! Fresh orange slices, pineapple chunks, cherries or berries would all be delicious. Finally, add some unlimited Free Foods. Fresh herbs and spices like basil, mint, rosemary, ginger and cinnamon can really turn a homemade kombucha recipe into a fancy drink. Add some seltzer water or club soda if the flavor is too strong. You can also make it a little sweeter with a natural zero-calorie sweetener like stevia or monk fruit.
Fermented Foods and the Immune System
Fun Fact: Did you know that kombucha is a fermented food?
It’s typically a sweet yet tart carbonated drink that’s prepared with a combination of bacteria, yeast, sugar, and tea. It is made by combining tea with “SCOBY” (a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). The drink ferments as the yeast breaks down the sugar inside the tea.1
According to researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine, a diet high in fermented foods, including kombucha tea, yogurt, kefir and kimchi, “led to an increase in overall microbial diversity, with stronger effects from larger servings.” The 10-week clinical trial on 36 healthy adults shows that fermented foods can help to increase the immune system while simultaneously decreasing inflammation.2,3
Learn more about the health benefits of kombucha at the link below!:
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Calories per Serving: 99 calories if using gingerade kombucha / 82 calories if using zero sugar ginger lemonade kombucha
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb
- 16 oz. gingerade kombucha OR 16 oz. zero sugar ginger lemonade kombucha
- 8 oz. pomegranate juice
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- Fresh mint, to garnish
- Stir together kombucha and pomegranate juice.
- Pour mixture into a cup over ice. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint.