We've given up drinking alcohol. Yes, you read that right. Given our numerous posts of a vegan alcoholic nature, we've even surprised ourselves with this decision. However, like many people facing the pressure of the whole 'New Year, New You' thing, we had been questioning the amount of alcohol we had got used to drinking. It was time to make a change. Whether this is just a temporary well needed break, or a permanent situation remains to be seen but for now we are fairly resolute in our indeterminate personal prohibition.
It has been hard though, I admit. Treats and distractions have definitely played their part in our success so far. A recent visit to our local health food store, Sprout in Newquay, provided one such delicious healthy treat.
Pro Fusion Organic Kombucha is a lightly sparkling fermented green tea drink, complete with beneficial live cultures. It's raw, live and unpasteurized! Kombucha is an ancient drink said to have originated in China at least 2000 years ago. It contains, among other things, probiotics, antioxidants and B vitamins. In other words, it's good stuff in our view. We have previously made our own kombucha, but not for a few years now, and we no longer have the starter culture known as a scoby (you read that right we do mean scoby and not scooby!).
There are quite a few kombucha brands on the market these days but this one, made by Pro Fusion Organic Living, is the first we have come across which is enhanced with superfoods. There are three delicious slightly tart fruity flavours on offer; Baobab Mint and Pomegranate, Maca Coconut and Pineapple, and Turmeric Ginger and Lemon. The last two were the ones we sampled on this occasion and both were equally delicious and beautifully angelic; even served in our devilish wine glasses!
Before any smart vegan out there draws our attention to it, yes okay kombucha does still contain alcohol, naturally produced during the fermentation process. At a maximum of 1% alcohol content though I don't think we could be accused of cheating too much!
We will be following up this post with more wine distracting treats we have recently bought from Sprout Health Foods.