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Kombucha Home Recipe

February 5, 2024
Kombucha in one-gallon glass jar.

Kombucha is a fermented beverage hosting many health benefits.

I started my first batch of Kombucha with a Scoby that I bought from a nearby health food store. In the past decade, I made one good batch after another until I had fourteen glass jars sitting in the kitchen! My first production stopped since I moved into another kitchen.

Kombucha in one-gallon glass jar.
Kombucha in one-gallon glass jar.

Second time around for my next batch of Kombucha

This time of year, I am focused on healthy eating and drinking Kombucha is part of my plan. I currently have one Kombucha brewing in a one-gallon glass jar. There are about ten to 15 Scoby’s that have formed into one big Scoby. Each batch turns out just right and I am a happy Kombucha camper! If you would like to learn more about buying a Scoby, please contact

Kombucha recipe for first batch

Makes 4 pint size jars

  • one gallon glass jar* see notes
  • Cheesecloth and a rubber band
  • Scoby plus 1/2 cup Kombucha*see notes (either fresh or from a bottle of storebought Kombucha)
  • 6 cups of filtered water*see notes
  • 1 cup cane sugar*see notes
  • 8 black tea bags

The first step is sanitizing your equipment, washing your hands, and working with a clean surface. The one-gallon glass jar can be run through the dishwasher or washed with hot water and soap. Making sure your glass jar is dry and clean.

To make the tea, boil 6 cups of filtered water and 1 cup cane sugar in a saucepot. Bring to a boil, without stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat, add 8 black tea bags. Cover the pot with a lid and let cool completely, or overnight.

Add the Scoby, 1/2 cup prepared Kombucha and the tea into the glass jar. Cover the glass jar with a small piece of cheesecloth and a rubber band. Sit the jar, in a dark area that does not get sunlight for 7-10 days.

Try your Kombucha for taste. Kombucha is a preferred taste. I like mine to have a bite and taste a bit bubbly. Each batch should have some carbonation, that occurs during the fermenting process. Pour your Kombucha into pint size glass jars and keep refrigerated.

The second Kombucha batch

Save your Scoby and about 1 cup of fresh Kombucha for your next batch. Store the Scoby and Kombucha in a clean one glass jar, covered, until you are ready to make your next batch.

To make the second batch, repeat the tea process and make sure you follow the instructions listed above. May you have many epic batches of Kombucha forever and more!


Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Sweet Potato
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Sweet Potato

If you are a sweet potato connoisseur, you must try this! This healthy recipe pairs well with balsamic vinegar and garlic powder. The sweet potato is roasted in the oven and the Brussel sprouts are cooked in an air fryer.

Good Kitchen Prep is the key to healthy eating.

Choose Brussel sprouts that are free of discoloration and bright green in color. Be sure to wash them and remove the outer leaves.

I use a silicone basket lined in my air fryer and always get the perfect crisp on the outer leaves using a bit of olive oil. The Brussel Sprouts are perfectly cooked in just ten minutes. Most of this recipe’s time is spent on roasting the sweet potato.

Prep time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Servings: 3


3 sweet potatoes, washed.

1 pound of Brussel sprouts

2 Tbsps. olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Poke each sweet potato a few times with a fork. Wrap each potato in aluminum foil. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
  4. Wash and slice Brussel sprouts in half. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons Olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. Preheat an air fryer to 390 degrees. Using a silicone basket, add the Brussel Sprouts and cook for 10 minutes. Shake the basket after 5 minutes.
  6. Scoop the sweet potato into a bowl and add a dollop of plain yogurt. Add Brussel sprouts and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and black pepper. Enjoy:)

Find more healthy recipes by following this link: Food For Thought Archives – The Pilates Room (


Having a silicone basket is super handy with the air fryer. I bought mine online and use it every time I make this healthy recipe. Air Fryer Silicone Liners, Air Fryer Accessories – Air Fryer Liners, Air Fryer Silicone Pot, Silicone Air Fryer Liners 7.5 inch Round for 3 to 4 QT Silicone Air Fryer Basket : Home & Kitchen

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