Rising For Kombucha

RISE Kombucha 30-day Challenge

Kombucha is a word I used to be scared of.

Health benefits aside, the thought of fermenting sweetened tea with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast gave me the heebie jeebies.

Any time I’d go to an event, or meet new people, kombucha would come up in the conversation (of course!) and I’d have to say something like…

“Yes, I’m a nutrition educator. I’ve never tried kombucha and never plan to. Scares the crap out of me. No thank you.”

Years passed and I never gave it a second thought… until I met the amazing team at RISE Kombucha. They sent me a couple of bottles and; realizing that I couldn’t avoid it forever and ever, I decided to take a little sip to see what all the hoopla was about.


It was bubbly, lightly sweetened and packed with flavor. I’d never imagined, in a bazillion years, that kombucha would taste like THIS.


I was converted. Right there on the spot.

RISE Kombucha 30-day Challenge

I’m all obsessed with RISE Kombucha… and I want you to be, too. It’s good tasting, good for you, and the people behind the business are just so dang passionate about what they do.



Next step, is to review all the awesome things it can do for your health. Thinks like:

Rebalance your digestive system. Kombucha has a living colony of bacteria and yeast making it one heck of a probiotic beverage.

Detoxify your liver. Naturally detoxifies your system with all of it’s powerful enzymes and bacterial acids.

Care for your joints. Contains glucosamines which help in the prevention and treatment of arthritis.

Boost immunity. Kombucha is packed with antioxidants (antioxidants boost your immunity and energy levels like, whoa)

Third (and final!) step…

Drink it.

Drink it, good.

You can find RISE Kombucha at many health food stores across Canada (and!) they’re planning to sweep the USA early next year.

RISE Kombucha 30-day Challenge

I thought to myself (after I’d polished off a box of 12 bottles of RISE Kombucha in a 2 week period) that it’d be fun to see what would happen if I drank kombucha every day, for 30 days. Maybe it would help with my complexion, regulate my digestion a bit more, and make me feel… better?

Starting today, I’m embarking on a 30-day kombucha challenge.

I’ll drink 1 RISE Kombucha per day (likely with my morning snack).

You can track my daily experiences by following me on Instagram and Twitter.

Then, at the end of the 30 days, we’ll be hosting a mega awesome giveaway AND I’ll share my overall 30-day kombucha experience with you.

Sound good?

RISE Kombucha 30-day Challenge

If you’ll excuse me… I have some kombucha to drink.

But first… I’ve gotta know –

Are you scared of kombucha?

Are you going to join me for the challenge?

This post was sponsored by RISE Kombucha. All opinions expressed herein are those of Healthful Pursuit Inc. and are not indicative of the positions or opinions of RISE Kombucha. Thank you for supporting the brands that I believe in and choose to feature here.

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  1. It took me a while, but I love, love, love it. I had a twinge the first time, when there was a layer of sediment/slime at the bottom, but there’s something in me that just craves it. Those days when I’m thirsty, and water isn’t doing the trick, the kombucha is just it!

  2. I just tried the Lemongrass Rise Kombucha and YUM! Such flavour, fizz and almost a clarifying effect on my palette. I have been a lifetime pop drinker and this is a great, great alternative. At only 24 cal a bottle how can I go wrong, not to mention the benefits to my body! But, at $3.75 to $4 a pop, it will have to be a special drink. Right now, they are on sale at Thrifty’s for 2 / $6. I’ll go buy all of them! I did drink the whole bottle at once and rather fast (it was hot and I did just finish vacuuming!), is this okay? Shar

  3. I am curious about a couple things…does Kombucha have alcohol or caffeine in it and what is the recommended amount to drink per day? Is it okay to drink an entire bottle per day (480 ml)? Also, I assume it is not kid friendly?

  4. i have tried it and I love it ,however I cannot consume alcohol and I am afraid of the alcohol content produced by the fermented fruits. Glad it is working for you though! I

  5. After reading your post when it came out and following you on Twitter and Instagram, I decided that I could benefit from trying it too… I’ve been drinking one a day for a week now and I feel great… The digestive benefits for me kicked in right away, and my skin cleared up a bit (even though I’m 18… ;) ). I even felt less groggy in the morning (which is saying a lot since I work at Starbucks and get up at 4:30 AM to be at work in downtown Montreal for 6…). Thank you for your post!

    xo Lea

    • Whoa, that’s SO awesome, Lea! I LOVE that you’re drinking kombucha and being kind to yourself at 18. That’s so fabulous. Have an awesome evening ;)

  6. I love Kombucha! It scared me at first too, but I’ve never made it, just bought it and enjoyed drinking it! I especially like how low calorie it is with the natural fizz. It’s quite delicious and I would continue to purchase it and enjoy it!

  7. I just tried Tonica brand Kombucha at a Gluten and Vegan free restaurant in Ontario where I live. It is so good!!! Not what I thought it would be. I had heard how Kombucha was smelly etc….but it wasn’t!! Also, it was not too sweet at all! I had the Ginger one. It is filling, though, as it is sparkling…….I don’t think I can drink two a day. But I encourage everyone to try Kombucha.

  8. LOVE Kombucha! Just ordered a started kit from Kombucha Kamp to start making my own!