Saturday, 19 May 2012
I was browsing in Fairway a few weeks ago and saw a beverage in the refrigerated section that caught my eye. It was a murky purple color and had what looked like hundreds of little seeds floating inside. I picked up the glass bottle, inspected the ingredients and nutritional label, and decided to give it a try.
GT’s Synergy Organic Raw Kombucha beverage is a classic example of something that has a strange taste and consistency, yet you find yourself liking more because of it, and it continues to draw you in every time you see it at the store. That day I tried the Synergy Grape Chia variety, which has natural grape juice, organic raw kombucha, and raw chia seeds. The beverage was slightly sweet, acidic, and much thicker than a regular juice. It was certainly different than anything I had ever drunk before, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I felt quite revitalized and energized after drinking the Kombucha beverage. It has probiotic organisms, antioxidants, and organic acids. Along with the chia seeds, this is a drink that is meant to awaken, and it did! The variety I tried even has a little bit of fiber from the seeds (not all of them have chia). It is also low in calories and sugar as compared to other beverages.
Kombucha is or is like a tea elixir, as described on the website. It has been used around the world for centuries as a promoter of health and wellness. Its fermented cultures are known to aid in a number of ailments from hair loss to indigestion. It is described as a “miracle”.
Since then I have tried the Enlightened Lavender, Multi-Green, and Gingerade, which were all enjoyable, yet my favorite still remains the Grape Chia.
Have you or would you try this beverage? What do you know about raw kombucha?