What’s Inside: This wintery non-alcoholic drink, aka mocktail is not only tasty and easy to put together but packs a punch of probiotics from the ginger kombucha! Make it using homemade cider or store-bought to save time. It’s perfect for a quiet night in or while entertaining and is suitable for Paleo and AIP diets.
Kombucha is a probiotic-rich, fermented, bubbly, black or green tea drink commonly known for it’s gut health benefits (hello, live cultures!). A small amount of sugar or sweetener is used to feed the yeast and bacteria in the fermented tea and fruit juice, spices, or other flavorings are often added.
In this recipe, I’m using a store-bought ginger kombucha which is not only delicious and warming on a cold day, but is another great ingredient to soothe your digestion. Kombucha is also an AIP-friendly drink!
tip! For more gut-healthy drinks... be sure to check out my book, The Paleo Gut Healing Cookbook!
Because of the fizzy kombucha… between the bubbles and rich fermented flavor… you won’t miss the booze (although technically kombucha still has a wee bit of alcohol in it since it’s a fermented drink).
Apple cider is easy to make at home in your Instant Pot or Slow Cooker but there are also some great organic store-bought brands for convenience. Mixing the two with a little ice, apple slices, and cinnamon sticks makes a beautiful, spiced drink everyone will love to cheers with.
Make your own apple cider with this easy Instant Pot recipe to make sure the cider is AIP-friendly if you’re on the AIP elimination phase.
Simply combine 1/3 cup of ginger kombucha with 2/3 cup of apple cider, ice, a cinnamon stick, and apple slices (I love Honeycrisp) to garnish for each person.
For some more flavor variations, you can add a splash of lemon or cranberry juice, too! For more garnish, you can try cranberries, star anise, or orange zest.
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