As the leaves start to change and the air gets cooler, we often find ourselves craving comforting, seasonal flavours.
While the fall season typically brings to mind images of hot drinks and pumpkin-spiced treats, there's a refreshingly different way to embrace the autumn spirit: by adding kombucha to your fall juices.
Kombucha, a fermented tea beverage, offers plenty of benefits that make it an excellent addition to your autumn drinks. Here are some reasons why you should think about adding kombucha to your seasonal beverages:
Digestive-Friendly Drink: Kombucha contains live cultures that can help maintain a healthy gut. A healthy gut is crucial for overall well-being, and kombucha is a tasty way to support it.
Natural Refreshment: Autumn is a time for cozy moments and hearty meals. Kombucha provides a lighter, refreshing option for those times when you want to cleanse your palate or complement your fall dishes. Its tangy and slightly bubbly nature can cut through the richness of autumn flavours, providing a burst of freshness.
Low in Sugar: Many fall-inspired drinks are loaded with excess sugar, which can lead to energy dips and unwanted weight gain. Kombucha, on the other hand, is naturally low in sugar. By mixing it with your juices, you can enjoy the sweetness of the season without overloading on sugar.
Versatile Mixer: Kombucha is a versatile ingredient that pairs nicely with a variety of fruits, herbs, and spices. Ragi's autumn-flavoured kombuchas like Carrot & Ginger kombucha, Pumpkin & Coriander Seeds kombucha, or Plum kombucha go great with seasonal fruits and veggies.
Immune System Assistance: Autumn often brings sniffles and sneezes as the colder weather settles in. Our Carrot-ginger, pumpkin-coriander, or plum autumn kombucha contain antioxidants that can help support your immune system during this time.
Here are some recipe ideas for delicious juices with Ragi's autumn kombuchas:
Autumn juice with Plum kombucha:
1 Ragi plum kombucha
1/2 cup fresh plums
1/2 cup plant-based yoghurt
1 tbsp the sweetner of your choice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon (Look for Ceylon instead of Cassia)
Autumn juice with Carrot & Ginger kombucha:
1 Ragi carrot-ginger kombucha
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
1/2 orange, peeled
1/4 tsp of turmeric
pinch of ground black pepper (The pepper boosts the turmeric properties)
Autumn juice with Pumpkin & Coriander Seed Kombucha:
1 Ragi pumpkin-coriander kombucha
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin or sweet potato
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp blend of chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves.
1 tbsp of the sweetener of your choice (optional)