Ginger-Lime Kombucha Mule. Watch Out! She Kicks! 3


Ginger-Lime Kombucha Mule with a Kick

A refreshing non-alcoholic beverage, spicy-sweet, Ginger-Lime Kombucha Mule with a Kick.  

 

Ready for a refreshing headache, nausea and insomnia-free summer beverage? This alcohol-free drink is perfect for the nights I don’t feel like being hung over the following two days.

 

In fact, we might say this drink could be semi-good for us.

 

Let’s talk about benefits of ginger. I found all this interesting info over at nutritionfacts.org.

  1. It helps when our stomach feels like we guzzled battery acid.
  2. It’s a great pain reliever. In fact 1/4 – 1/2 tsp per day day of powdered ginger can work just as well as ibuprofen on pain, without the risk of damage to the intestinal lining.
  3. Have a migraine? Try powdered ginger – it can kick the pain – cheaply, easily and safely. In fact, 1/8 tsp can work as well as the migraine headache drug sumatriptan (Imitrex) without the side effects.

 

 

Kombucha

Over the years I’ve heard mixed reviews. I’ve both brewed my own kombucha when I was convinced it was a treasure trove of probiotics, and I’ve been told that the probiotic benefits are limited unless it’s fortified. Regardless, there’s a huge scoby hotel in my fridge if anyone wants one. 

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not necessarily the wonder beverage we may have all thought it to be, and it is on the acidic side, but it’s a refreshing substitution for the vodka in a Moscow Mule.  To me it’s super-yummy. It does have a trace of alcohol, so if you’re a recovering alcoholic, substitute club soda for the kombucha.  

 

Ginger Beer

Ginger beer is not actually beer – think of it like root beer. But watch out!  There are tons of versions with high fructose corn syrup – which no doubt is GMO.  It’s slightly sweet, and the Main Root brand is fabulous and has an awesome kick.  The Fever Tree is a tad more mellow but still has great flavor.  Whichever you choose, I think you’ll enjoy!

 

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Ginger-Lime Kombucha Mule

Ginger-Lime Kombucha Mule with a Kick

 

 

Ginger-Lime Kombucha Mule with a Kick
Serves 1
Just the right balance of sweet and spicy - watch out, she kicks!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups crushed ice
  2. Juice of 1 lime
  3. 1/2 cup Gingerade kombucha
  4. 1/2 cup ginger beer such as Maine Root Ginger Brew or Fever-tree brands
  5. 1 tsp fresh grated ginger - woo! That's a kick!
  6. Fresh mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add the crushed ice to the glass; add the lime juice, Gingerade kombucha and ginger beer; garnish with fresh mint.
Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness https://www.floridacoastalcooking.com/
Nutrition Facts
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving

Calories 214.2
Total Fat 0.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 4.1 mg
Potassium 76.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 11.7 g
Protein 0.5 g

Vitamin A 0.7 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 1.6 %
Vitamin C 32.7 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.8 %
Calcium 2.2 %
Copper 2.4 %
Folate 1.4 %
Iron 2.3 %
Magnesium 1.2 %
Manganese 0.5 %
Niacin 0.7 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.5 %
Phosphorus 1.3 %
Riboflavin 0.8 %
Selenium 0.4 %
Thiamin 1.4 %
Zinc 0.5 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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