Kombucha is a popular fermented drink, but added sugars often make kombucha unsuitable for a keto diet. Not to worry, this Keto ACV kombucha recipe will satisfy your kombucha craving without any added carbs.
With apple cider vinegar and ginger, this refreshing Keto drink is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and it only takes 2 minutes to make!
So ditch your diet coke and make this Keto ACV kombucha your daily go-to refresher.
What’s so great about kombucha, anyway?
Kombucha has become very popular in recent years, but the drink is actually centuries old. It is made from fermented tea and sugar. Kombucha is believed to have originated in China. It has been consumed in Japan, Russia, and other parts of Eastern Europe and Asia for at least 200 years and from there, it slowly spread to Western Europe and eventually, the United States!
Kombucha has a ton of probiotic benefits and often contains a lot of antioxidants (from the tea used).
Is kombucha Keto?
Generally, no…kombucha can be really healthy, but most kombucha isn’t Keto.
In traditional kombucha recipes, the sugar is consumed in the process of fermentation. However, there’s still a lot of net carbs in most kombucha drinks, even when they don’t dump additional fruit juice or sugar into it.
For example, GT’s original flavored kombucha contains 6 grams of carbohydrates per 8 fl oz serving (and there’s 2 servings per bottle). So if you’re drinking a bottle of that each day, you’ll be guzzling up 12 grams of net carbs in just one drink.
That’s why we classify most kombucha as NOT Keto.
However, this Keto ACV kombucha drink isn’t a true kombucha. Instead of tea and sugar, this kombucha drink recipe relies on keto-friendly sparkling water and apple cider vinegar for its flavor. No sugar needed! This low carb rendition takes the fizz and sour bite of classic kombucha and leaves the carbs behind.
What is apple cider vinegar (ACV)? And why should you drink it?
Like kombucha, apple cider vinegar (or ACV) is fermented. To make the vinegar, apples undergo a two-part fermentation process. First, the they are fermented until the natural sugars are converted into alcohol, then the alcohol is further transformed into acetic acid, which gives the vinegar it’s flavor. The result is a crisp sour taste, which is perfect for marinades, salad dressings, and more.
Vinegars have long been associated with good health. Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, used vinegar to treat his patients.
Experts have found apple cider vinegar to be beneficial for digestive health, blood sugar balance, and weight loss. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is recommended, and it tastes great too!
Create Your Own Easy Keto ACV Kombucha Drink Flavor
Just as commercial kombucha comes in many flavors, you can mix and match the flavors in your homemade low carb “kombucha” too.
- Instead of ginger, try mint or even basil!
- For an additional tangy twist, add a slice of lemon or lime.
- Replace the diced apple with a handful of juicy berries
- To kick your kombucha up a notch, go for the classics like lemon ginger or try something new like blackberry basil. The sky is the limit!
- Combine everything and enjoy.
- Calories: 0
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g