For many years now, I have been a kombucha drinker not only because I think this beverage is delicious, but also because I like the fact that it is healthy for me (due to its probiotic content).
However, in recent years, I have slacked off and I am no longer brewing my own. There are multiple reasons.
My Kombucha Woes
First, it takes seven to ten days to make a batch and that makes it hard for me. There are times when my children guzzle it and we run out. When I up production, they don’t drink it as much and I have too much.
Second, it takes even longer in the winter and I have to use a heating pad which is a pain.
Third, I have had a couple batches not turn out (during the winter) and my scobi grew some strange things on top. Yuck and scary.
Fourth, I just got lazy and tired of the lengthy process.
A New Kind of Beverage
A few weeks ago, I was at a grocery store buying some organic fruits and veggies (and some other not so healthy items) when I ran across this new beverage: KeVita probiotic organic drink.
A New Prebiotic Beverage
What really got my attention was that this drink also contained some probiotics. It was also fizzy and the label touted fewer carbs than kombucha. It came in various flavors, some of them unusual to me.
I decided to be conservative for my first try and I chose pomegranate. Pomegranate always seems like a good choice.
I took my first sip as soon as I perched myself in the driver seat of my car in the parking lot.
The taste is similar to kombucha but with less acidity it seems. I really liked it.
I started consuming about one-quarter cup of KeVita every morning before breakfast.
So far, I have seen a lot of benefits with my gut. It’s a big deal when 70% of our immune system is in our gut. A healthy gut is of prime importance to lifelong health. A healthy gut is also harder to maintain when your adrenals are on the fritz.
I have since tried other flavors and I now always have a bottle in my fridge.
I have also tried one of their kombucha flavors: lavender melon. I must admit that while it was very good, I favor the probiotic drink. At my grocery store, the cost is under $4 dollars for a bottle. I have also seen it at less than $3.
While the cost is not extravagant, it can be costly if you decide to buy a bottle very often. I decided to try to make my own KeVita-like drink, namely water kefir.
I have tried to make water kefir ONCE in the past and I was less than impressed. I finally decided that I hadn’t given it a fair chance and that in all fairness I ought to try again.
What is so great about KeVita Probiotic Organic Drink?
It’s organic and…
KeVita is a drink which is pure, certified organic, vegan, non-GMO, non-dairy, kosher, and obviously, gluten-free.
As I have already mentioned more than once, it is full of beneficial probiotic cultures.
KeVita is naturally fermented and made by hand in Southern California.
What is KeVita’s nutritional value?
Since pomegranate was the first flavor I tried I decided to use this flavor as an example.
The ingredients for this particular flavor are listed as follows: purified water, KeVita probiotic culture (bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086, L. rhamnonus, L. plantarum, L. paracacei), pomegranate juice concentrate, apple cider vinegar, fruit and vegetable juice (for color), pomegranate flavor, stevia leaf extract, and fermented lactic acid.
The recommended serving size is half the bottle or about four ounces. I can get about three to four servings out of one bottle my limiting the amound I drink daily.
One serving only boasts 25 calories. It is fat-free, contains 30 milligrams of sodium and 6 grams of carbs.
If you decide to give this fermented brew a try, let me know what you think.
Unlike kombucha which is made with tea, KeVita is caffeine free which matters to some. At the time, it mattered to me because I was trying to heal my tired adrenals. Caffeine consumption of any form is not recommended for exhausted adrenals glands.
If you would like to read more information about the probiotics contained in a bottle of KeVita, you may find the following article interesting: