Once you’ve already made your first brew, the process is really easy. Plus, it’s something the whole family can enjoy!
Orange Limeade Kombucha
One thing I personally love about Orange Limeade Kombucha is that it provides your mouth and taste buds with the same fizz sensation we get from drinking soda or some other carbonated beverage. The only difference is that it’s very healthy!
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Orange Health Benefits:
Both oranges and limes are citrus, of course, and therefore rich in Vitamin C, providing the body with strong immunity as well as protecting against cancers. In addition, both oranges and limes are extremely high in antioxidants, reducing free radicals and free radical damage.
While oranges and limes share some of the same healing properties, they do have some characteristics that set them apart.
Below are some of the most commonly recognized healing properties of oranges, followed by limes…
- Rich in Vitamin B6 & magnesium, oranges play a key role in controlling blood pressure
- High in fiber, which is crucial to stabilizing blood sugar
- Known to contain D-limonene, a compound believed to help prevent cancers
- Among the most alkaline foods (after being digested)
- Proven to protect against constipation, as they are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber
Lime Health Benefits:
Limes also provide many health benefits and the following list contains some of the primary benefits.
- A natural collagen booster, as they are high in Vitamin C & Vitamin C is necessary to produce collagen
- Shown to reduce heart disease risk factors
- High in citric acid, which helps to prevent kidney stones & the buildup of stone-forming minerals
- Shown to improve iron absorption, as Vitamin C is crucial for absorbing plant-derived iron
Orange Limeade Kombucha Recipe
Making deliciously flavored kombucha (that tastes even better than store-bought) isn’t a hard feat once you have your “first brew” ready. However, if you’ve never made a first brew of kombucha, don’t feel that orange limeade kombucha isn’t for you, too!
It is and you can do this! You’ll have your orange limeade kombucha ready to go in no time once you’ve learned how to make a first brew of homemade kombucha. Check out this basic kombucha recipe where I walk you through everything you need to know to successfully brew your first batch of kombucha!
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In the world of brewing kombucha there’s really only a few things that you HAVE to know to be successful.
In terms of making flavored kombucha (such as this one), one of the things that must be understood is that kombucha is fermented two (2) times in order to get its flavor. The first brew (or first ferment) simply changes the original sweet tea to a tangy, probiotic-rich beverage, which is kombucha. This happens through the process of fermentation.
Although kombucha is ready to be enjoyed after its first brew, it has to go through a second brew in order to receive its flavor! It’s important to understand that this second brew is only necessary in order to flavor the kombucha!
Editor’s Note: The below recipe for Orange Limeade Kombucha assumes that you already have your first brew done! If you do not, please head over to my basic kombucha recipe to read all about making your first brew and the supplies that are necessary to get started.
Orange Limeade Kombucha
- 1 gallon freshly-brewed kombucha
- 3 32-oz Ball jars with air-tight lids
- 5-6 organic oranges
- 5-6 organic limes
- clean, filtered water
- Cut the organic oranges in half and juice until you have 3 ounces of fresh-squeezed orange juice. Add the 3 ounces of orange juice to one of the Ball jars.
- Cut the organic limes in half and juice until you have 1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice. Add the ounce of lime juice to the same Ball jar as in step 1.
- Fill the remainder of the jar with fresh-brewed kombucha. Put an air-tight lid on the Ball jar (this is what gives it the fizz) and let it sit in a cool, dark place away from sunlight for 3 days.
- Repeat these 3 steps with each of the other 2 Ball jars, storing them in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight for 3 days.
- After 3 days, remove the jars from the cool place. Remove the lids and scoop off your newly-formed SCOBY (if desired). Stir the kombucha with a wooden or plastic utensil (never metal) and replace the lids to refrigerate.
Editor’s Note: This recipe assumes that you have only brewed 1 gallon of kombucha. However, if you have 2 or 3 gallons (or more) of kombucha that you want to flavor, please note that you will need to adjust the amount of ingredients and Ball jars needed. For example, 2 gallons of kombucha will make roughly 6-7 Ball jars full of Orange Limeade Kombucha.
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