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DIY Kombucha: Brew at Home with Oregon Kombucha

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Kombucha. Say it with me: KAWM-BOO-CHAH. It’s the ancient beverage that’s more of a science experiment than you might realize. Originating in East Asia, kombucha is a refreshing, fizzy, fermented tea that boasts numerous health benefits ranging from detoxification of the digestive tract to strengthening of the immune system. It also contains B vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, and probiotics. Impressive!

Why is science involved? In order for kombucha to ferment properly, a SCOBY is essential to the process. Huh? What’s a SCOBY? A SCOBY is a “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast” that will reproduce with each batch of kombucha brewed. It can be ugly, stringy, slimy, clumpy… but it’s the magic that makes kombucha what it is.

It’s likely very tempting to rush out to the store to buy a bottle of kombucha right now. But you can make it at home! It’s simple and affordable. So save your hard-earned cash for a gourmet vegan pizza instead. Read on to learn about how to brew your own fizzy beverage.

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One Sip, Two Sips: Three Teas for Wellness

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Let’s face it, despite the two heads of kale every vegan consumes each week (please tell me I’m not alone!), germs can still take up temporary residence in our bodies, leaving us in bed for several days at a time. When I’m tucked under the sheets, my cure for feeling better is a steaming mug of tea–not just for its warmth, but for its health boosting properties too.

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5 Places We Never Expected to Find Kale

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St. Patrick’s Day has us in a green mood so why not push our festive spirits a little further by indulging in green foods all month long, too? Since we can’t really munch on shamrocks, let’s shift our focus towards the next best choice… Kale! Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamins A, C, and K—and a healthy dose of minerals and calcium, of course—this leafy green is becoming more popular every day.

Several Vegan Cuts staff members recenltly attended Natural Products Expo West and discovered a new food trend: Kale everything. Read on because you might be a bit surprised about just how far this trend goes.

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5 Tips for At-Home Juice Cleansing from Emily von Euw

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Photos by Emily von Euw

Is it just us or are cleanses of all sorts even more popular than Miley Cyrus right now? The beginning of the New Year—okay, actually the over-indulging we did at the end of  last year—has inspired us to revisit the ever-so-popular juice cleanse, a topic that we last covered around this time last year.

The very lovely Emily von Euw, who you may recognize from This Rawsome Vegan Life, joined us to answer a few FAQs about this oft-attempted health feat. Read on for what you need to know about at-home juice cleansing. Have other questions? Post them in the comments and Emily will weigh in because she’s nice like that. Read more…

Zevia: Review + Giveaway

This beautiful rainbow case of Zevia can be yours!

This beautiful rainbow case of Zevia can be yours!
Photo by Stephanie Bain

If you received the August Vegan Cuts Snack Box then you already know that the NEW Black Cherry Zevia is quite delicious. If you didn’t get a chance to taste this all-natural soda, listen up! Our Zevia giveaway will have you waving goodbye to traditional chemical-laden sodas in no time.
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Chocolate Covered Banana Milkshake Recipe (and News about Our Fall eBook!)

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Summer is almost gone, but it’s not too late to indulge in frosty sweet treats. Before the temps start to dip, you’ll want to dig in to this decadent  dessert. The combination of chocolate and bananas is a long-time summer favorite, but the addition of coconut milk and EatPastry cookie dough really push it over the edge. This recipe makes enough for two, so grab your sweetie and share!

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