When is the best time to drink kombucha?
One of the most common questions we get about enjoying our beautiful brew is ‘when is the best time to drink kombucha?’. Luckily, there’s no hard and fast rule or ‘one size fits all’ approach, kombucha can be enjoyed at any time of the day as a little pick me up when you feel you […]
One of the most common questions we get about enjoying our beautiful brew is ‘when is the best time to drink kombucha?’. Luckily, there’s no hard and fast rule or ‘one size fits all’ approach, kombucha can be enjoyed at any time of the day as a little pick me up when you feel you need it most.
First thing in the morning
If it takes you a little while to get going in the morning, or you struggle with feeling sluggish, kombucha can provide you with a great natural lift to kickstart your day. It’s a great low caffeine alternative to coffee or tea, so you can enjoy a little boost without the dreaded crash! It has also been suggested that consuming kombucha on an empty stomach may also help to balance your gut bacteria to aid digestion throughout the day.
N.B. If you have a more sensitive stomach, you may find that your body reacts better once you have eaten. If this applies to you, start with smaller amounts gradually to build up your tolerance.
If you are a coffee lover then you can try our unique Espresso Coffee Kombucha that is fermented from organic coffee beans instead of green tea.
At Equinox, we love pairing our booch with different foods and coming up with exciting recipes that incorporate our booch. From smoothie bowls (check out our IGTV), and sourdough to delicious bakes, there’s tonnes of ways you can enjoy your booch with food.
Head over to our recipes section for inspo!
It’s common after lunch to feel a little bloated and sleepy in the afternoon. Many of us may reach for another coffee, a sugary drink, or end up raiding the biscuit tin (guilty!) to get back some much-needed energy to keep going, which can do more harm than good. Opting for a kombucha instead, can help to rebalance the gut and provide you with a sweet (yet relatively low sugar) treat to keep your sugar cravings at bay.
When it comes to bloating, many participants of our 8 week wellness study, who consumed Equinox Kombucha on a daily basis reported that they had noticed positive effects on their gut health.
“I really like it and it makes my gut feel good.”
“I have had a bottle every day; usually before lunch and my gut health is excellent at the moment.”
“It is very possible that the kombucha has helped alleviate my bloating”
“I feel good and it flattens my belly (especially avoids a big belly after a meal).”
Equinox Kombucha contains organic acids, vitamins, antioxidants, live bacteria and enzymes, which can help you rehydrate and replenish your body naturally after exercise, without reaching for sugar-laden sports recovery drinks. According to Megan Roosevelt, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, “kombucha is rich in B-vitamins and folic acid, which is key for helping the body produce and maintain new cells”.
Surfer Logan Nicol enjoys “drinking kombucha straight after my surf! It’s really refreshing after a long session to have a cold Equinox to rehydrate and get me ready for the next surf!”.
In the evening
After a long day, we know how tempting it can be to reach for a glass of wine or a cheeky beer, but it’s not exactly healthy, especially on a regular basis during the week. Kombucha can be a great alternative to alcohol, with a slightly acidic taste (much like wine!) and an array of interesting and sophisticated flavours to explore.
Almost two thirds (64%) of participants from our post-study survey responded ‘yes/sometimes’ to considering swapping alcohol for a kombucha. Feedback included:
“I would buy in pubs as an alternative to alcoholic drinks.”
“It does make a good alcoholic drink substitute I have to say.”
You can enjoy kombucha at any time throughout the day. Like everything, it’s different for everyone, so we recommend experimenting with when works best for you!