Kombucha-licious Part 2

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If you missed Part 1 of Kombucha-licious- be sure you start there!

Yesterday, we discussed the history and some of the main health benefits. What I didn’t mention was my most fave benefit of regular kombucha sipping- it balances me right on out.

Kombucha is an incredible adaptogen, which basically means it adapts to what is going on in the body, and then works to balance that out.  Just as in life-sometimes we can ride that rollers coaster, but as Zoey explains, “with a little conscious manoeuvring we can usually come back to center, Kombucha effectively works the same way, but on a physiological level, adapting our ph balance and immune efforts”.

Love that.

As Zoey demonstrates in the video, making kombucha at home is easy peezy. We both strongly suggest you find a workshop in your area first to make sure you are doing it alright. See- you have to make sure you are using sugar and caffeine for one, otherwise the culture won’t do what it’s meant to do. I would hate for you to get overly ambitious and get yourself sick by not following the directions.

If you are in Toronto- you can get yourself your very own culture, or scoby from Bruno at The Dufferin Grove Market. You can also check out Crazy For Tea online.

Zoey was sweet enough to leave behind one massive Scoby and the brew we started together so I am all set. Though I imagine, I will still drop in to my local health food store or Whole Foods in Toronto, (also in Whole Foods Oakville and Vancouver) to check out some of her sweet and tangy varieties.

If you are still aren’t sure how these fit in to your daily thirst quenching, liver detoxing regime here are some of Zoey’s suggestions.

  • Accompany a delicious meal, and also aids after an over indulgent one!
  • Great before a workout to stimulate high muscle output, we also love it on days we can’t quite get ourselves to the gym and still want to feel alive!
  • Fabulous as an alcohol substitute at any outing, we’ve also found Kombucha to be a phenomenal  hangover tonic as it floods the system with live enzymes and detoxs the liver!
  • Wonderful as a morning boost in place of a coffee to really move things along before break-fast, but also an alkalizing relief if you’re suffering from one too many coffees.

For more information on Kombucha, visit Tonica Kombucha.

13 Responses to “Kombucha-licious Part 2”

  1. Kay

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    Meghan, when you and zoey are discussing about where to get that huge glass bottle and you mentioned pizza restaurants, what is the name of the place in Toronto that zoey mentions?

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      Tap Phung in China town. Just north of Dundas on Spadina- West side. You can’t miss it!

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  2. Jessica

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    Hi Meghan! I just wanted to say that I LOVE your new intro and outro song on these videos – funky! What’s the name of it so I can jam out to it on my own? Also, my boyfriend just started making kombucha and I’m excited to find out what his version tastes like. Yay for alternatives to booze and soda!

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      They came with imovie- glad you like it. I’m not crazy about it but if I heard that other song one more time…

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  3. melissa

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    Thank you so much for the komucha tutorial..I didn’t realize it was so easy:)

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  4. Lesli

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    I’ve been brewing my own kombucha for a couple of years now, and have passed on several “babies” to friends. Good stuff!

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  5. Nathan

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    How does one go about making the culture though?

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    • Meghan Telpner

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      I am pretty sure the safest thing is to start with a one that is already started- or just order the culture online- if you are well versed in the chemistry of it all.

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  6. Kay

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    Thanks Meghan! I’ll check it out. Can’t believe I’ve lived 4 yrs in To and never been to chinatown, gotta do something about it.

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  7. Zoey

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    Yay!! Your the best Ms. Meghan! How’s your brew going?

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  8. Andrea T

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    By the way, Bruno (the mushroom guy, right?) also sells the scoby at Wychwood Barns on Saturday. I saw one there last week. I might just buy one today! “Scoby” is a fun word.

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  9. laurie

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    I recently discovered coconut palm sugar. I’ve read mixed opinions on how they affect blood sugar levels and whether or not they are “low glycemic”. What info do you have about it and any recommendations as a sweetner( not too fond of stevia) would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    laurie

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