Bucha Buddha’s Ginger Pear Pineapple Kombucha Juice Recipe

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Ginger pear pineapple kombucha juice is sweet and zesty. It’s full of healing juices that help support your immune system. Kombucha and pineapple help aid digestion, keeping your body functioning in top form. 

With four powerful ingredients, this kombucha recipe is healthy and delicious. If you’d like to showcase the ginger flavor further, consider using a store-bought (or homemade!) ginger kombucha base.


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Ginger Pear Pineapple Kombucha Juice

  • Total Time:
    15 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 Serving 1x


This sweet kombucha juice is perfect for a summer afternoon. Either juice your own fruit or look for unsweetened store-bought juice. Fresh ginger adds a spicy kick to this delicious kombucha.



  • 1/2 cup green tea kombucha
  • 2 ripe pears, cored
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger knob, slightly smaller than your thumb
  • 1 small handful of ice cubes


  1. To core the pears, slice them in half. Scoop out the seeds and white stripe in the middle of each pear half.
  2. Cut the top off the pineapple and remove the skin from the fruit. Cut deeply enough to remove the eyes of the pineapple. Slice around the core in the middle. Keep the fruit and discard the core. Loosely chop to the size that will fit in your juicer.
  3. With a juicer, juice the ginger first to make sure it juices completely. Then, add the pineapple and the pears to your juicer.
  4. Stir the juice together.
  5. Add the ice cubes to your serving glass.
  6. Pour the juice and the kombucha over the top. Stir to combine. Serve.


Green tea kombucha works best in this recipe. Its mellow taste and floral notes work well with the fruit. Black tea kombucha is too strong and will overpower the taste of the fruit.

Rather than juicing your own, look for pineapple and pear juice at your local grocery store. Choose juices with no added sweeteners and minimal added ingredients. Use 1/4 cup of each juice in the recipe above.

You can also use this recipe as a second fermentation recipe. Make the juice as directed above, then: Evenly divide the juice among your kombucha bottles. Fill the bottle with kombucha that has been through the first ferment. Make sure to leave a 1-inch headspace. Let the bottles ferment at room temperature for 2 days. Refrigerate and enjoy as desired.

  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

What Does Ginger Pear Pineapple Kombucha Juice Taste Like?

Ginger pear pineapple kombucha tastes sweet and fizzy. The pineapple adds lots of sweet and citrus notes, while the ginger brings a spicy kick. Pears round out the flavors and bring out the earthiness of the green tea.

What Are the Health Benefits of Ginger Pear Pineapple Kombucha Juice?

Kombucha is full of living cultures, probiotics, and antioxidants. It’s excellent for digestion and helps support a healthy immune system. Kombucha is also high in vitamin C, which helps you absorb iron. The fermentation process creates high levels of vitamin B, which helps support a healthy mood. Green tea kombucha can help increase your metabolism, helping you burn more fat. Kombucha is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Pears come in different varieties but can be difficult to ripen at home. Buy pears when they are in season, chop them, and freeze them for juicing later. Fresh pear juice:

  • Contains vitamins A and C, which help keep the cells in your body healthy.
  • Is a good source of potassium, which helps lower your blood pressure.
  • Is high in vitamin K, which helps build healthy bones.

Pineapple juice is high in sugar. However, the small amount used in this recipe shouldn’t cause a problem for most individuals. Fresh pineapple juice:

  • Aids digestion—it contains digestive enzymes that help break down proteins in your gut and may reduce constipation, bloating, and gas.
  • Contains bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory and can help boost your immune system.
  • Is a good source of manganese, copper, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
  • Is high in vitamin A and beta-carotene, which helps promote healthy skin and reduces premature aging.

Ginger is a powerful spice that helps reduce inflammation in the body. It helps support a healthy immune system. It can increase serotonin and dopamine levels, helping relieve symptoms of depression.

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Pineapple juice

How to Choose Pineapples and Pears For Juicing

Pineapples take three years to mature fully. They don’t continue to ripen after you pick them, so they need to be picked as close to ripeness as possible. When you look for a ripe pineapple, keep these three things in mind:

  1. Choose a pineapple with brightly colored green leaves and firm skin.
  2. Gently press on the pineapple. It should give slightly.
  3. When you sniff the bottom of the pineapple, it should smell like pineapple.

Select pears that are still mostly firm and allow them to ripen for a day or two before using. Gently press the top of the pear—it should have the slightest bit of give, indicating it is starting to ripen. Squishy pears will not work well for juicing.

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How Much Caffeine Is In Ginger Pear Pineapple Kombucha Juice?

Ginger pear pineapple kombucha juice contains about 5 mg of caffeine per 8 oz serving. Calculating the exact amount of caffeine in homemade kombucha tea is complex. Finished kombucha generally has about 1/3 of the caffeine in the tea used to make it. Green tea kombucha has less caffeine than black tea kombucha.

How Many Calories Are In Ginger Pear Pineapple Kombucha Juice?

Each serving of ginger pear pineapple kombucha has approximately 105 calories. It isn’t easy to calculate the exact calories in this recipe. Each pear and pineapple produces a slightly different amount of juice depending on their ripeness and size. Since kombucha is a living food, homemade kombucha also varies in calorie count.

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

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

Since pineapple is a sweet fruit, pairing it with older, sour kombucha will still produce a sweet drink. Older kombucha has more carbonation than young kombucha, so your finished juice will be fizzier.

If you use young, sweet kombucha, your finished kombucha juice will be very sweet with just a little fizz. Try both combinations and see which is your favorite kombucha flavor.

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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