If you’re looking for the perfect healthy snack, look no further. Maxine’s Heavenly and a good tea are here to fill you up, give you a boost, and get you through your day.
We’ve written about the traditional iconic duo: cookies and milk. And boy howdy is that delicious. But we’re obsessed with a slightly more modern mix: cookies and kombucha.
Kombucha is “fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits.”
While we can’t say for sure that kombucha is the cure all that some people claim, we can say for sure that it’s delicious. And the probiotics in it plus all the nutrients in our cookies make the pair the perfect healthy snack.
How booch is made is fascinating. You make sweet tea and then add a SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. The SCOBY is basically a gelatinous mat that eats the sugar in the tea and adds probiotics to your drink. You let the mixture ferment for a while, then you can either drink it raw or add some flavoring and let it ferment a second time. The result is a slightly tangy, naturally bubbly beverage that goes really well with cookies.
Our fav kombucha is Kirk’s Kombucha. This LA-based company makes booch that is way smoother, lighter, and more refreshing than others we’ve tried. Their secret? “We put our water through five stages of purification to get a clean, pure taste,” says Reece Kirk, the founder of Kirk’s Kombucha. The stages include:
- Filtering for dust, particles, and rust
- Carbon filtration for chlorine, tastes, odors, cloudiness, and colors
- Carbon block for residual chlorine, tastes, and odors
- Reverse osmosis for chlorine and drinkability
- Then one more filtration to ensure removal of residual tastes and odors.
Source: Fix.com Blog
Traditional tea, hot or iced, also goes really well with cookies.
Your own personal tastes will have to guide you to decide between green, black, and oolong teas and all the many flavor variations that come from them. We suggest drinking tea from companies that align with your values, for example non-GMO tea, organic tea, fair trade tea, etc.
Choice Organic Teas are certified organic, fair trade, gluten free, non-GMO, Kosher, HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), and they even match 100% of their electricity use with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchased from 3Degrees. Republic of Tea has a whole line of non-GMO teas.
We suggest a nice black tea like Earl Grey and Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin cookies as a health mid-morning snack.