Chia Seed Kombucha
A few weeks ago, one of my friends posted a picture of Chia Seed Kombucha on Facebook, and I d never seen it before. Being an avid consumer of GT s Kombucha (I love the Multi-Green one), I was immediately intrigued and knew I d have to venture out and find one of these seed-filled fermented teas. Kombucha + chia together in one place? Say no more!
I headed out to the store and bought a raspberry one. (They also come in cherry + grape but those flavors don t jive with me). I have to admit, though, I was skeptical. Not because I don t believe in the power of chia seeds . but because well just look at it:
Eeeeeeee. So I bought it and it sat in my fridge for about a week. I wanted to try it, but I guess I was nervous about the texture. Today, though, I was feeling quite adventurous so I cracked it open.
The result? It s fizzy, tangy and chewy.
I couldn t finish it all in one sitting, the texture was so thick. After the first few sips, I put it back in the fridge. thinking it was over between us. Now, though, it s back out. I keep sipping on it.
I kinda like it.
Man, I m such a sucker for kombucha. I just can t hate on this!
**2013 update I am now a huge fan of this chia kombucha, and my favorite flavor, by far, is the GREEN one!Order it here.
From the bottle:
Chia is a nutrient-rich superfood that provide sustained energy for your body. Packed with more than 8 times the omega 3 s found in salmon, this small seed has big nutritional value. With more antioxidants than blueberries and more fiber than oatmeal, see for yourself how chia brings new life to our GT s Kombucha.
Will I be swapping my regular kombuchas for a daily chia kombucha. Probably not, but I actually think this could be a great pre-workout drink. Chia seeds, after all, are runner s fuel.
Have you tried chia kombucha? What do you think??
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I just had a cherry chia one about a week ago before I started a juice fast and posted a pic on facebook. Random! I usually don t have a problem with texture and I love chia porridge, pudding anything chia you name it. So I found it to be super delicious once you get past the whole idea of swallowing and not chewing your drink.
I am in love with grape chia seed kombucha. I drink a bottle for breakfast, as a snack or dessert. It s tangy and filling and tgd texture is amazing reminds me of boba tea!
P.S. It s fun to chew while I drink 😉
I drink the regular ones often but I just tried the rasberry grape chia ones for the first time this last week. At first, it was wierd I didn t really like it. I did what Jenny did put it back in the fridge after a few sips. A little while later I pulled it back out of the fridge and tried a few more sips. After those few more sips, it grew on me and I started to like it more more. By, the 2nd can I got, I think I actually like it better than the regular ones..because it s fun to chew on the seeds. It also reminds me a little of boba! 😉
leslie martin says
Once I got past the idea of seeds in fluid as a thirst quencher, I am now noticing that rather than guzzle it down, chewing allows the body to enjoy a more gradual satieating of thirst.
the grape is the best. I just finished one, and look forward to tomorrow when I can have another. I have been hooked on GT s Kombucha for years, It s the best stuff on the planet!
Where do you get these? Are you able to order them online? I find them very hard to find.
Love love love the cherry chia! I too was nervous kept it in the fridge, looked at it put it back etc. Once I tried it and put it back in the fridge I realized I craved it! Now I m a once a day convert and could drink more. My question is would it be bad for my health to drink that many chia seeds? Given that I don t chew them all, can they sprout inside me? I know that s a nutty question but I can t help wondering .
I am just learning about Kombucha and chia seeds so I had to try it when I saw the Synergy had a Chia Kombucha combo. Like others I tried it and then put it in the fridge, not sure what I thought, but I think my body knew it was good for me and I found myself wanting another sip, then two . now I anticipate my next bottle with a smile on my lips and in my tummy! Question: Is it required to chew the chia seeds or does drinking it give the same power punch as chewing them up?
Can you PLEASE tell me if these drinks have caffine or any kind of stimulants in them. I have a heart condition and am not supposed to have anything that would raise my heart beat. Ive been drinking 2 of these a day. Thank you
jenny sansouci says
GT s kombucha says: Our Kombucha does have a tiny bit of caffeine that is left over after the culturing. Since our products are raw, there will be slight variations from bottle to bottle. Sounds negligible, but if you need to avoid caffeine 100%, maybe cut back.
I LOVE GT Kombucha with Chia seeds in the Raspberry, Cherry Black flavors. I just got a Oregon Kombucha starter kit and can t wait to make my own tea. I wonder how much Chia I would add to a gallon of tea and at what point would I add it!
Tried the green synergy day before yesterday, and today while coming to work picked up a bottle of grape chia. I have been drinking this since morning slowly. I still have half a bottle left after lunch. Will drink it before my workout. Its like finding the holy grail of drinks. There is nothing wrong with the whole drink and nutritional chart. I am in love with this thing. I think I will be buying a 12 bottle pack every 12 days 😛
I m addicted to Raspberry Chia, not only to I enjoy chewing my drink for the first time in my life I m am super regular, something I ve had a problem with since childhood 🙂
I m also loosing that menopausal weight I ve been holding onto for the last 5 years and I have more ENERGY.
One set back, I have to drive 2 hours to get it, does anyone know where I can buy a case or two online?
I am currently having the green chia kombucha and this is terrible. I wish I liked it, but it literally contains blue green algae. I am extremely dehydrated and did drugs last night so I could probably use the extra boost, but I will forever only get the classic kombucha. I wouldn t recommend this to anyone.
It has a slimy interesting texture, but I feel healthy drinking it. I have a feeling my digestive system will like it!
[ ] Chia Seed Kombucha: Kombucha makers probably feared for their businesses when a number of grocers pulled the (barely) boozy drink off shelves last year. However, anxiety among fans caused by their elixir no longer being as readily available seemed only to propel their addiction to the stuff, no matter how divisive its vinegar-scented taste may be. GT’s new chia seed-infused variety, available in cherry, grape and raspberry flavors, is wooing devotees with its double dose of health. Of course, for those who already have to force themselves to choke kombucha down, the strange textural element of chia seeds probably won’t add much to its appeal. [ ]
[ ] breakfast foods, I ll get up and enjoy some tea, water (and now, most recently, Chia Seed Kombucha) until I m really hungry, at which point I ll get whatever I m craving [ ]