I am having a hard time thinking of Thanksgiving right now – due to the crazy dump of snow we got here in YYC over the weekend. But today is officially October 1, and in Canada that means Thanksgiving is quickly upon us. Danni and I know that if this “back to school” season you were seeing kids off to high school or uni, you most likely have your Thanksgiving menu rattling around in your head. You don’t really need our help with the perfect pie recipe or a”how-to” on gravy. (Although if you need a little inspiration check out last year’s Thanksgiving fun) BUT what about wine?
It has really hit me this year. Summer is so different with Young Adults in the house. Unfortunately, although things have been changing subtly for the past several years, somehow this year has been the hardest for me. Perhaps it is because our youngest is now “really” independent, fully into her teens and our boys are actually adults. I guess we are realizing there is no looking back.
The one thing I love about summer is being able to sit on our back deck, enjoying the sun while also enjoying a refreshing summer beverage.
Now Christine and I have been known to enjoy the occasional glass of wine or two, but if the right summer cocktail comes along, who are we to say no 😉
And did you know you can enjoy a summer cocktail with health benefits..Beverages with benefits, we call them. What could you add to your drink to give you some health benefit…Kombucha, our favourite probiotic drink.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha, for those who have never had it, is a fermented drink made from black or green tea with the help of a ‘scoby’ (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)..Sounds yummy doesn’t it??!! I won’t get into the full science behind fermentation but it is a natural process that yields healthy bacteria beneficial to our gut health.
Once the fermentation process begins, you can add natural and fruit flavorings to enhance this drink. The fermentation process will make this drink ‘fizzy’. So for those who like the carbonated drinks, this a great healthier alternative.
Benefits of Kombucha
With kombucha, (or ‘buch’ as some call it), being fermented it is full of natural bacteria which is so helpful for our digestive systems.
It is known that a healthy gut is very beneficial to a healthier you!
Kombucha also has antioxidants which come from the black or green tea as well as some B vitamins.
Now kombucha may not be for everyone but I have incorporated this fizzy drink into some summertime fun that might just change your mind.