Bucha Buddha’s Cranberry Apple Kombucha Juice Recipe

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Cranberry apple kombucha juice has the perfect balance of tart and sweet. It’s packed with nutrients to help support your overall wellness. This recipe is combined in minutes and needs no extra time to ferment.

This cran-apple recipe is a fizzy and healthier version of juice, making it excellent for children over the age of four. The natural flavors of the fruit shine through, almost completely masking the vinegary taste of kombucha.


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Cranberry Apple Kombucha Juice

  • Total Time:
    2 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 Serving 1x


Create this recipe using either store-bought juice or juice your own fruit with a juicer. I recommend using a sweet apple variety, like fuji, gala, or pink lady. You only need a few minutes to create a healing drink at home.




  1. Combine the apple juice and cranberry juice in a jar or shaker. Shake to combine.
  2. Add the ice cubes to your serving glass. Pour the juice over the top.
  3. Add the kombucha and stir to combine.
  4. Add an optional garnish of apple slices, orange slices, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.


While black tea adds a robust flavor, you can make this recipe with white, green, or oolong tea kombucha. Change the flavor by using ginger kombucha instead of black tea kombucha. Ginger complements apples and cranberries and would be a delicious addition to this kombucha recipe.

Look for store-bought juice with no added sugar. Select the juice with the fewest added ingredients.

Instead of store-bought juice, juice your own apples and cranberries in a juicer. Buy cranberries while they are plentiful in the fall, and freeze them. Thaw before juicing.

Mix in a 1/2 teaspoon of organic sugar before serving to make the recipe slightly sweeter.

  • Cook Time: 2 minutes

What Does Cranberry Apple Kombucha Juice Taste Like?

Cranberry apple kombucha juice tastes sweet and tart. Sweet apple juice pairs beautifully with acidic cranberry juice and tart kombucha. It’s light and refreshing, with a bit of carbonation.

What Are the Health Benefits of Cranberry Apple Kombucha Juice?

Kombucha contains probiotics, antioxidants, and active cultures that help digestion. These active cultures help increase your gut microbiome, which supports overall health. A healthy gut microbiome also supports good mental health. Kombucha is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free and can work with various dietary needs.

Cranberries are full of vitamin C, which helps support your immune system. They are also a good source of potassium, which helps balance sodium levels in your body. Cranberries may also:

  • Help improve your cholesterol and lower your blood pressure.
  • Prevent urinary tract infections.
  • Reduce inflammation.
  • Provide antioxidants, which help protect your cells from damage.
  • Provide a good source of calcium.

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Apples are high in antioxidants, which can help reduce the risks of some cancers. They come in many varieties ranging from very sweet to tart. They are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Apples may also:

  • Help lower cholesterol.
  • Slow the absorption of sugar, making them a good choice for people with diabetes.
  • Promote healthy digestion.

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How Much Caffeine Is In Cranberry Apple Kombucha Juice?

Cranberry apple kombucha has around 15 mg of caffeine per 8 fl oz serving. Kombucha gets its caffeine from the tea used to ferment this healthy drink. Tea has less caffeine than coffee and is necessary for kombucha to ferment correctly.

How Many Calories Are In Cranberry Apple Kombucha Juice?

Cranberry apple kombucha has approximately 103 calories per 8 oz serving. Each batch of homemade kombucha is different, so it isn’t easy to calculate the exact amount of calories per serving.

Kombucha begins with sweet tea, but the SCOBY eats the sugars during fermentation. This means finished kombucha tea is typically low in calories, carbs, and sugars. Unflavored kombucha has only about 30 calories.

The excess calories in this recipe come from the fruit juices.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

You can make this recipe with young, sweet kombucha or older kombucha.

Apple juice is naturally sweet and will pair equally well with sweet or sour kombucha. The cranberry juice adds a tartness that some people may find pairs better with young, sweet kombucha. However, when you make homemade cranberry apple kombucha, you can create your preferred taste.

Sarah Pearce

Sarah first tried kombucha in 2015 and she was hooked. Her favorite flavor is ginger, but cranberry comes in a close second. She made her own for many years and loved experimenting with fruit flavors.

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