Fermented Spritzer with Fresh Summer Fruit

By Organic Connections Kitchen

This spritzer is a wonderful way to get your probiotics and antioxidants too! The recipe uses brine, a salty fermented liquid that is a byproduct of making sauerkraut. If you don’t make your own sauerkraut at home, you can use brine from a store-bought sauerkraut or substitute kombucha instead. This drink is lightly sweet and just a tad salty, making it the perfect electrolyte replacer in hot weather or a tasty treat to enjoy on a sunny day.

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients
1 tablespoon Natural Calm raspberry-lemon or cherry flavor
½ cup hot water
1½ cups cold water
2 cups coconut water
¼ cup brine (see note below)
1 peach, pitted and sliced
¼ cup fresh blueberries (optional)
Ice

Directions

Place Natural Calm powder in a glass or mug, add hot water. Let it fizz, then stir until dissolved. Mix with cold water, coconut water, brine, fresh fruit, and serve over ice.

Note:
Brine can come from the juice of homemade sauerkraut or store-bought, or you can use kombucha. If you opt for store-bought sauerkraut juice, be sure to use a raw product so that it still has live bacteria or probiotics. Many farmers’ markets now sell raw sauerkraut.