NOM FILE: GT’s Enlightened Organic Raw Gingerade Kombucha
I have realized that my passion for eating and drinking is not accurately represented in this blog. To rectify this situation, I am adding yet another segment called the NOM FILE. My epicurious nature takes me on many palate adventures, and I will share my finds with you. I will especially focus on those eats and drinks that taste great but are also relatively sin free. After all, us triathletes have to fuel up sometime, and believe it or not, there are edibles out there other than Perpetuem and Cliff Shots.
For my first post, I want to tell you about a yummy beverage by Synergy Drinks. It’s called GT’s Organic Raw Gingerade flavored Kombucha. If you think the name is a mouthful, just wait until you experience the flavor. I picked up this goody from my local health food/organic store (maybe I can just shorten that down to HEFORG?) for about three dollars. Kombucha is an effervescent tea based beverage that is traditionally used for medicinal purposes.
Based on history, I expected one of two flavor possibilities after pouring it: A really light tasting water with a hint of ginger, or a oh-my-god-did-just-drink-raw-ginger flavor. To my surprise, this drink is the perfect balance of ginger and carbonation. It really feels like you are drinking a ginger soda. Not too much. Not too little. It was quite delightful paired with a fig and arugula pizza. The best part? It only has 60 calories in a bottle.
So, if you’re a ginger fan and you need a quick and relatively health indulgence after a workout, give this a whirl. Their website recommends trying it before a workout. I haven’t done that yet, but I do know that for me at least, it helps with my post hard run tummy aches!
PS: And in exciting related news, it looks like this company has another Kombucha drink, referred to as the Classic, that is for those over 21 only. Per the site, this drink is restricted as such because of current labeling laws. Either way, it sounds fun! Maybe don’t ride with it though….