How to grow your own SCOBY

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Kombucha has been growing in popularity since the early 2010’s. At bright sky we are strong supporters of this drink due to its antimicrobial activity and probiotic content. Today you can find this drink in most stores for a little over $2.50 for a 16 oz serving. If you want the taste and health benefits of kombucha without leaving your …

Fast Protein Ideas!

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Too busy to cook food? Not able to store your meals at work? Here are some great, dietitian-approved protein selections to either take it on-go or keep in your desk, car, duffle-bag/purse to provide your body with fuel to keep you full and energized. First let’s talk about why protein is important for us to eat.  Proteins from foods are …

Flavoring Kombucha

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Flavoring Your Kombucha Now that you have made your first batch of kombucha, it’s time to personalize the flavors. For the most part, fruit juice, fruit puree, and/or fresh fruit are the main flavorings for kombucha. It’s a simple ratio of 1-2 ounces of juice or puree to 14-15 oz of raw kombucha, added during the second fermentation. There’s a …

Benefits of Kombucha

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There are many claims about the benefits of kombucha, including that “Kombucha possesses anticancer, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antifungal activity as well as hepatoprotective effects.”  And that “Kombucha is nonallergic and nontoxic (Seyyed et al., 2020). There aren’t many studies that explore the effects of kombucha, but these claims are supported by the well-studied elements of kombucha that support vitality.  Examples …

Fiesta Lime Sweet Potato Salad

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Yields 6 servingsPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 20 minutesTotal time: 30 minutes Adapted from nutritiouseats.com Ingredients 2 1/2 lb. potato, peeled and cut into cubes 1/4 c. olive oil 3 Tbsp. lime juice 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 c. diced red onion (very small dice) 1 c. packed cilantro, …

Lemon Garlic Zoodles

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Serves 6 Ingredients 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 zucchini 2 lemons (juice and zest)  4 cloves garlic, minced (or 4 Tbsp. minced) 1 Tbsp. Garlic & Herb seasoning Salt and pepper to taste Directions Cut the ends of the zucchinis and spiralize. Or, for short cut, buy frozen zucchini noodles, or use a vegetable peeler and make strips. …

Wellness Wednesday: Breaking Up with Sugar

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Real Talk Tuesday: Breaking Up with Sugar

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Monday Minute: Breaking Up with Sugar

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