Summer-time Kombucha

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me outsideKombucha:
A beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria. hmmm… why would anyone drink that? It doesn’t sound that yummy does it. Then why all the rage, you ask. Well the benefits of drinking this delicious beverage are pretty impressive. What are the benefits you ask? Let me drop a little booch (that’s what all the cool kids call it) knowledge on ya. The main benefit is it’s great for your gut and your digestive system. It is a natural probiotic. It aids your liver in its main function, detoxifying. It helps your immune system and it gives you energy.

I have been consuming Kombucha regularly for over a year now and I have definitely noticed a difference in my body. Everything seems to run a lot smoother. Well, my family and I were vacationing in Oceanside, CA and I came across this amazing little kombucha brew house, Living Tea Brewing Co. I was super pumped!  Here I was on vacation without my daily dose of booch and this gem was right down the street from where I was staying. I actually squealed as we drove past.

Living Tea Brewing Co. & Marketplace
302 Wisconsin Ave
Oceanside, CA 92054
http://livingteabrewco.com

jewelryThe next day I got up bright and early, woke up Maddie (cousin and someone I converted to the booch life) and we walked up to the shop. It was everything I hoped for and more. They had a plethora of kombucha flavors on draft!! Yes, you read that right they had kombucha on tap. I felt like it was Christmas time. I excitedly ordered the Peach Ginger, Maddie ordered the Mango Madness and while they were pouring our yummy booch we looked around the shop. It was full of pretty little trinkets such as, hand crafted jewelry, natural body care and so many teas!

beauty productsThey had starter kits for making your own kombucha which, is something I was and am really interested in learning how to do. I did buy the scoby and will be posting how to brew your own kombucha at some point. Our order was up and let me tell you, the flavors did not disappoint. I was hooked.
We stayed in Oceanside for a week. Maddie and I were at Living Tea Brewing Co. every. single. day. There is nothing like a fresh cup of kombucha or a jug or pretty much any size you want since they offer a variety.

 

 

kombucha jugWe ended up getting the 32oz jugs and if you bring them back they refill it for you at a discounted price. The staff is super friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what they are doing; so next time you are in Oceanside please go check them out. You can go to their website: http://www.livingteabrewingco.com and don’t forget to follow them on instagram and Facebook.

Until next time,

Summer

Summer

I am an actress, writer, comedian (I use that term very loosely) who is used to spending my nights after a show at the local pub or dive bar. My love for anything nacho and pizza related was apparent to everyone, including my waistline. As an actress your image is important, it is after all part of the job. realizing that my love affair with all the foods needed to come to an end I decided to try and cook my favorites but in a healthier more waistline friendly way. That is when I discovered my new passion, cooking. I have been creating concoctions in my kitchen for over a year now and I have lost 45lbs. I am a happier, healthier version of myself. I still go out after my shows but now with all of my new food knowledge I know how to order. I still catch a glimpse here and there of my forbidden nacho, pizza love, I smile and think fondly of the time we spent together. I can’t wait to share with you my healthy takes on the not so healthy!

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