Apple Pie Kombucha: fizzy, light and cinnamon-y
I am not a pumpkin spice girl...
It’s true. I actually don’t like pumpkin at all. I’ve tried it in all of its manifestations; soup, muffins, mousses, lattes, pies. To me, it still tastes like a bland orange mush with a hint of dirt, and I definitely don’t get why its happening in my coffee every September. Coffee is coffee; its not pie. Let it be.
What I DO get is Apple Spice.
Maybe its because apples are already sweet and taste like sunshine and fresh air, but mixed with woody, warm flavors like cinnamon and clove, they are pretty magical. Which is why combining that sweetness with the sharp, apple-cider vinegar flavor of kombucha just makes sense. This recipe is just my basic kombucha recipe with a few extra add-ins when I bottled it.
- 1 batch of my plain kombucha, ready to be bottled.
- 1/2 an organic apple, cleaned and hopped into bite-sized pieces
- 2-3 drops of Thieves Vitality essential oil. Please only use Young Living’s Vitality oils, as the FDA has OK’d them to be ingested. It has not OK’d other brands, which often contain alcohol’s and fillers.
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp. whole cloves
Pour the kombucha into a sterilized glass bottle with a rubber stopper until it reaches the neck of the bottle. Add the spices and apple, and drop in 2-3 drops of Thieves oil. Close the top of the bottle tightly and allow it to sit for a day or two. If its bubbling like crazy, stick it in the fridge before serving. This slows down the carbonation and will keep it from turning into a geyser when you open it.
- That’s literally it. Just bottle the booch with some apples, Thieves, and spices and you’re done. How easy is that?
So, yeah…I’m not into pumpkins (at least for eating – they’re cute in decorations). But the kick-butt probiotics and detoxifying compounds found in kombucha (mixed with the immune system-supporting power of Thieves oil) is a very sweet Autumn flavor.
Enjoy! Be well.