Fall Harvest Spritzer

The recipe redux theme is upon us and this month we are highlighting gut health and the benefit for our immune system, perfectly timed for the peak of cold and flu season!

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One of the best ways to support our GI system is through daily consumption of probiotics. And while there are many sources of gut-boosting bacteria in our foods, mine happens to be Greek yogurt. It’s perfect as a snack or dessert, provides protein, calcium and fluid all in one food item, in the nutrition world we call that nutrient-dense!

I’m also a fan of kombucha, especially for my vegan friends and clients! It’s fermented tea which provides those helpful bacteria. It’s also a lightly sparkling beverage that is great for mocktails!

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Since the weather is finally cooperating and feeling appropriately fall-like, my recipe highlights the benefits of kombucha with some seasonal flavors to add to the festivities! It’s perfect for tailgating season, holiday season, or just a fun beverage to drink for no reason at all!

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Fall Harvest Spritzer

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

1 apple, diced

1 pear, diced

1/2 cup cranberries

1/2 cup apple cider

2 cups (16 ounces) cranberry kombucha

1 1/2 cups club soda

ice

cinnamon sticks for garnish

Directions:

In a large pitcher, combine the fruit and liquids. Stir to combine. Top with ice and serve cold with cinnamon sticks in each glass.

If you want to make this ahead of time, combine everything but the kombucha, club soda and ice and set in the fridge. Just before serving, add these final three ingredients (to  keep it bubbly) and serve.

Super easy not to mention nutritious and festive! Above all, it’s delicious!

Nutrition facts: 20 calories, 0 fat, 25 milligrams sodium, 5 grams carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 3 grams sugar, 0 protein

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Bottle it up and share with friends, teachers, or coworkers for a special surprise and I’m sure a much-appreciated thank you gift!

Happy Fall Y’all!

xo,
Becca

 

For other immune & GI-supportive recipes check out my fellow members of the recipe redux!

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