We're approaching that time of year when the thought of long sleeves, hot coffee, and turning on your oven are downright repulsive. So naturally, you start making no-cook dinners, whipping up fruity smoothies, and sucking down cold brew like it's going out of style.
But we have another—some might say groundbreaking—way to get some much needed relief this summer: kombucha popsicles.
Normally, popsicles probably aren't on your radar as a healthy, refreshing summer treat. That's because the majority are packed with added sugars, artificial colors, and artificial flavors and rarely contain any actual fruit. (One orange flavored variety we looked at contained less than 1% of orange juice concentrate!)
But not these wholeseome and completely delicious pops. Each contain just two ingredients, fruit and kombucha, in a one-to-one ratio—ensuring you get a nice dose of antioxidants and fiber, some gut-friendly probiotics,and zero added sugars.
So get yourself some popsicle molds (we like this stainless steel mold and this BPA-free plastic option) and make these delightfully sweet and tangy pops for your next summer cookout. Feel free to play around with different flavor combinations, too—it's hard to go wrong!
Add 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries and 1 cup GT's Lemonade Kombucha (or plain kombucha + juice of 1 lemon) to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into four 3 oz popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
Add 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries and 1 cup Health-Ade Cayenne Cleanse Kombucha (or plain kombucha + pinch of cayenne pepper) to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into four 3 oz popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
Add 1 cup fresh or frozen sliced peaches and 1 cup GT's Gingerade Kombucha (or plain kombucha + 1 tsp powdered ginger) to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into four 3 oz popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
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Pro tip: If a fruit-kombucha slushy is more your style, simply follow the recipes above (be sure to use frozen fruit) then pour your blended mixture directly into a glass instead of a popsicle mold. It's the perfect alternative to frozen margaritas, and we won't even tell anyone if you add a splash of tequila.
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