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Bottle of Remedy Switchel Tropical with passionfruit and pineapple

Get set to go troppo!

Aloha! We’ve got a not so typical, tropical bevvie for you to try: Remedy Switchel Tropical!

Remedy Switchel is our brand spankin’ NEW drink that’s actually totes old school. 

No, it’s not kombucha but YAAAAS it’s damn delish.

Super refreshing and a little fiery, Remedy Switchel is made from a base of raw organic apple cider vinegar and fresh ginger combined with tasty natural ingredients to deliver delectable deliciousness and body boosting goodness direct to your gut! 

So whether you are going on a huge health kick, or just searching for some simple swaps, Remedy Switchel is a super tasty, effortlessly easy way to get a dose of daily raw ACV and ginger goodness.

And like all Remedy drinks, Switchel naturally contains no sugar, with an official stamp of approval from I Quit Sugar. 

Putting Passiona back in its box, Remedy Tropical Switchel is a perky pine-lime and passionfruit bevvie that’s ripe and ready to hula-hoop its way into your mouth. It’s a g-damn island holiday in a bottle!

Joining Remedy Switchel stable mates Bloody Orange and Finger Lime, you can now buy Remedy Tropical Switchel online at remedydrinks.com as well as independent supermarkets and grocers. 

Wondering what the heck that Switchel drink tastes like and when the flip you’re meant to drink it? Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill is here to answer your questions!

Remedy Ginger Lemon kombucha can

Remedy is in the air!

Get set to jet set, friends. Coz we are hitting the skies with Virgin Australia! YUP. You can now get a fix of tasty gut-loving I Quit Sugar approved Remedy goodness on any Virgin Australia domestic or short haul international flight.  For reals. Book your flight, buckle up and fold down that tray table. Our Remedy Kombucha Ginger Lemon cans are loaded up in the drinks trolley, ready to roll down the aisle and into your hands.


With no sugar, naturally, and packed with live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants, it’s the perfectly healthy way to kick start a flight and kick back.  Knock one back on its own, pair it with a yummy item from Virgin Australia’s amazing new menu OR grab one as a tasty mixer for a little in-flight cocktail (you deserve it). It's the perfect bevvie for frequent flyers wanting to stay healthy and hydrated in the air. You will arrive in better shape than when the plane took off!

Three bottles of Remedy Coconut Water Kefir against a blue wall

We're COCO-LOCO for Coconut Water Kefir!



Get set Remedy-lovers. It's time to go COCO-LOCO!

We've just dropped a whole NEW drink into fridges around Australia! Get ready for Remedy Coconut Water Kefir (ker-feer). This ain’t your average coconut water. It is hand-crafted, live cultured coconut water, which means it has all the goodness and benefits of regular coconut water - and then some! - without any of the sugar. The result is a fizzy, refreshing and freakin’ tasty drink that’s jam-packed with probiotic goodness.



Three bottles of Remedy Coconut Water Kefir on colours terrazzo steps


WHY'S IT SO GOOD FOR YOU?

All the benefits of real, natural, raw coconut water, and then some! Our traditional fermentation process brews out all the sugar and leaves a tasty drink packed with goodness:

  • Hydrating: rich in electrolytes and minerals.
  • Contains organic acids for improved digestion and regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol.
  • Full of natural kefir live culture probiotics, Saccharomyces and Lactobacillus.


SOOOOO... WHAT DOES IT EVEN TASTE LIKE?

Remedy Coconut Water Kefir is fizzy & refreshing. It's a tad tangy and a touch sweet, with creamy coconut undertones.

We've launched with three fab flavours:

  • Pure: Straight up, as it comes. Tropical, sweet and fresh. Real and raw. Get fizzy with it!
  • Lemon Squash: Sweet and sour. Tarty and proud of it. Puts the zing in ama-zing!
  • Passionfruit: Fragrantly full flavoured. A fruity, fun festival of goodness.


Hand holding Remedy Pure Coconut Water Kefir


HOW ON EARTH DO WE MAKE THIS GOODNESS?

Remedy Coconut Water Kefir comes from the same kitchen bench that brought you Remedy Kombucha. It is made using a live culture nurtured from traditional kefir grains that Sarah and Emmet nurtured from their own home-made kefir.

Each batch is a descendant of the batch before, going all the way back to their original brew!

Made the old school way our Remedy Coconut Water Kefir uses raw organic coconut water. In the true Remedy way, all the natural sugars in coconut water are brewed out, leaving a probiotic-rich drink with no sugar, naturally!



WHEN & HOW CAN I DRINK IT?

After a workout: This fizzy is as hydrating as it is nourishing to the gut! It's perfect to enjoy after a hard workout to replenish your electrolytes whilst providing probiotic goodness for your gut flora! Forget regular coconut water (boring and too much sugar, thanks). This is the real deal, and then some!

Fight the cravings: We're not all saints and we all have our cravings. This tropical, sweet fizzy is the perfect drink to swap out for your soft drink. It will take you to paradise wherever you are!

With your next meal: Not only does our Remedy Coconut Water Kefir go well with food (hello fresh, light, zesty and spicy food flavours) and improve digestion (that burger you just ate, this will help), it can also help regulate your blood sugar levels (buh-bye 3PM slumps).



Hand holding Remedy Pure Coconut Water Kefir


WHERE CAN I BUY IT?

Remedy Coconut Water Kefir is available in our online store right now! 

Remedy Coconut Water Kefir is also rolling out into independent stockists such as independent supermarkets, local grocers and health food stores all over Australia. If your local Remedy dealer doesn't have it, ask them to order it in!

UK and NZ mates, stay tuned for your ticket to (coconut) paradise!

Switchel Finger Lime & Blood Orange

Switchel say-what-now?

Have you heard about our new drink, Remedy Switchel? What even is a Switchel you ask? Allow us to explain...

Switchel the newest member of the Remedy family. But it’s not really all that new. It’s actually kinda old school.

It’s fizzy, a little fiery and super refreshing, made with a base of raw organic apple cider vinegar and fresh organic ginger. And like all Remedy drinks, it naturally contains no sugar.

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5 EASY FOOD SWAPS FOR A PLANT-BASED FESTIVE FEAST

Now the year is coming to a close and we’re right in the midst of the festive season, let’s not lose touch of all the hard work we’ve put into 2018. So let’s finish it with a bang, celebrate and feast on all great things plant-based too. Want to know how? Read on friends!

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Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill drinking Remedy Switchel

Switchel: How's it taste? When should you drink it?

Wondering what the heck that Switchel drink tastes like and when the flip you're meant to drink it!? Remedy nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill is here to answer your questions!

Switchel has what we like to call the taste trifecta: a little sweet and a touch sour, with a slightly spicy kick.
We’ve launched with two delicious flavours!

Blood Orange is like a healthy version of a certain orange fizzy from childhood. It’s got a beautiful depth of flavour. Kind of a bittersweet, with a real tang to it. We reckon the kids will love this one!

The Finger Lime is a real zesty, tangy treat. Ginger brings the heat, the lime keeps it cool.
It’s perfect for swapping out for a beer at your next barbie, or if you’re so inclined, it makes for a nice cocktail mixer too. Both flavours make for a refreshing bevvie all on their own or can also enjoyed as a great accompaniment to food.

Three reasons or ways you could add into your routine are:

After some hard yakka:
While most of us aren’t out toiling the fields these days, the farmers who loved Switchel back in the day were onto something! it’s a mighty fine way to rehydrate after going hard, whether that’s after a big gym, spin or yoga sesh or even a big night out!

As your daily dose:
Forget shots or weird concoctions, Remedy Switchel is a super tasty, effortlessly easy way to get a dose of daily raw apple cider vinegar and ginger goodness.

A healthy life hack:
Healthier living can be as easy as making simple swaps. Switch out softies! Mix the naughty with the nice using Switchel as a cocktail mixer! Or ditch the booze altogether without the FOMO one of these babies in your hand at your next BBQ.

In terms of how much you should drink, we don’t believe in a daily prescription. Like any food or drink, trust your gut on what feels right for you.

Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill speaking with Angie Hilton from Destination Happiness

Happy drinking with Destination Happiness

If there's one thing we never get sick of doing around here (aside from making tasty live cultured drinks - duh), it's sharing our love for kombucha, how we make it and why it's so darn good for you.

Which is why we were especially stocked recently to host the team from Channel Nine's Destination Happiness in our Remedy kitchen to give host Angie HIlton a crash course on Kombucha, including a little DIY tutorial, featuring our amazing Remedt Nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill. 

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WHAT THE HECK IS A FINGER LIME?

We love a good native Aussie ingredient at Remedy. Which is why we jumped at the chance to include one of our absolute faves - the finger lime - in our new Remedy Switchel line up.

If you haven't heard of this ripper little local fruit and are wondering what the name is all about, it's pretty simple. It's a lime-like fruit that's shaped - surprise surprise - a little like a finger!

To help fill you in on more of the detail, we've called in our go-to experts on all things native Australian super foods, our mates at The Australian Super Food Co.  Founder and head dietitian Hayley Blieden gave us the low down.

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FORGET 6-PACKS. YOU NEED A 4-PACK.

Best pack another green bag for your trip to the shops. We’ve launched 4-packs of our tasty, live-cultured Remedy Kombucha 250ml cans in supermarkets and grocers around Australia.

Our Remedy-lovers asked (and commented, and DM'd, and emailed, and called, and insta-storied...) and we listened! We get it. Sometimes too much Remedy is never enough.

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The Truth about Kombucha

Contrary to those who might try to tell you it’s some hipster fad, kombucha has been around for yonks. Like, thousands of years-type yonks. However, with this history comes a fair bit of mystery… and a whole lotta myths.

Fear not, truth seekers! We here at Remedy have done the hard yards to gain the deepest possible understanding of the golden liquid goodness that is kombucha better than anyone. And we’re here to set the record straight. That’s right. We’re going to drop some truth bombs on ya.

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Ben Brown is vegan, gluten free and kicking goals

Q: What do you get when you cross a kangaroo with a vegan coeliac?

A: One of the AFL's leading goal kickers and big time Remedy lover, Ben Brown!

We caught up with Ben to find out more about his daily routine, how he manages following a vegan, gluten-free diet with being a professional athlete.

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Remedy Cherry Plum Kombucha in shopping basket

Is Remedy OK out of the fridge?

We get a lot of questions. And we love answering them. The most common "I'm obsessed with Remedy, is it possible to drink too much?" (more on that over here) Another common questions revolves around whether Remedy is ok if stored out of the fridge. The short answer is YES! But the same doesn't apply to all raw, unpasteurised kombucha. Wanna know why and how? Read on, friends...

Before we dive into the detail, it’s important to firstly flag that not all kombucha is created equal and so the following only applies to Remedy.

From the ingredients used, brewing method and how long it is brewed for, to the type of live culture used and how much sugar is left, the final product can be quite different in terms of not only the taste and goodness within, but also how it can be stored.

When it comes to Remedy, there are three key factors that contribute not only to us making what we like to think is the tastiest and healthiest raw, live cultured kombucha going 'round, but also why our kombucha is a-ok out of the fridge, and hence why you will see our 4-packs sold inthe soft drink aisle at the supermarket.

1. WE BREW OUT ALL OF THE SUGAR

At Remedy, we follow a traditional, long-aged brewing process for over 30 days, which means our kombucha contains no sugar, naturally. We test every batch to make sure of it and we are the only kombucha brand to have a tick of approval from I Quit Sugar to back it up.

This is not the case for all kombucha. If a kombucha is raw, live and unpasteurised and still contains sugar or has sugar added (not Remedy!), then it could re-ferment if left out of the fridge (= exploding bottles and/or boozy booch).

When it comes to Remedy Kombucha, ALL of the sugar is brewed out during our small batch, long-aged fermentation process. Leaving none in the bottle. De nada. Zilch. Which means there’s no risk of re-fermentation.

2. OUR LIVE CULTURE IS SUPER RIPPED

The live culture we use to make Remedy Kombucha is extremely strong, and healthy.

Every single batch we brew uses a descendant of the first kombucha culture (aka SCOBY) that Sarah and Emmet started out with on their kitchen bench. Over time, thanks to the love and care we give our brewing process (we have been known to hug our small batch pots), this culture has grown incredibly strong, healthy and right at home in our kombucha.

It's a myth that all live cultures need to be kept refrigerated to stay alive. When it comes to Remedy, our live culture is totes cool with being out of the fridge. We've tested throughout shelf life to be sure. Here's why:

  • During the Remedy long aged brewing process, our SCOBY uses sugar as a food source for the live cultures to grow in number and produce metabolites such as organic acids.
  • At the end of the 30 day process, the sugar is all gone, but the culture is still very much alive. While it doesn't have any sugar left to feed off, it conserves energy within its cells.
  • Because these live cultures are the same ones that have conducted the fermentation, they are very happy in that environment and contributes to how and why they stay alive.
  • And if you're worried about good bacteria turning bad, fear not. There is never any risk of the good bacteria in our Remedy Kombucha turning bad. Our live culture thrives in our low pH fermented tea environment and it inhibits the growth of bad bacteria.

3. WE'RE CRAZY ABOUT QUALITY

We test every batch we make to ensure it’s the best booch going ‘round - on quality and taste. This includes checking the sugar content and live cultures, along with a number of other factors.

We’ve also completed methodical shelf life testing which shows that our live cultures survive in and out of the fridge, right throughout shelf life.

Got more questions? Check out our FAQs here.

6 types of kombucha drinkers

If you're on this website, chances are you are one. If not you definitely know one. What are we on about? Types of kombucha drinkers of course. Pedestrian TV have done the research and narrowed them down to six types.

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5 WAYS TO HEAL YOUR GUT AT EVERY MEAL (PLUS A RECIPE!)

When you sit to eat your meal are you comfortable or anxious about how it’s going to make you feel? Do you take it slowly and chew each mouthful or inhale it? Do you wonder why your digestive system doesn’t feel quite right? Do you know how to create a meal that can ease the pressure of digestion and work on healing your gut?

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Why is ginger so good for you?

It may take no convincing to ask you to eat a few more berries, they’re sweet, delicious little bursts of nutrition but ginger on the other hand can be a touch trickier.

By contrast to the sweet delight that is the berry family, ginger is strong in flavour with a zing and kick. And, whilst we know berries are some of the richest known sources of antioxidants to protect our bodies from the effects of stress, illness and well, let’s face it life in general, our ginger nutrient factoids might be a little rusty.

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Ginger Berry’s back

Ginger Berry’s back, baby!

You asked. We listened. Our lil’ beauty Ginger Berry has joined the Remedy Kombucha family for good. Starring blueberry, strawberry and ginger, she’s a touch spicy, delightfully luscious and berry, berry tempting. She started out life as a one-weekend only limited-edition collaboration for our friends at Mecca Cosmetica. The response was E.P.I.C. Fair to say our Instagram notifications blew up…

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Kombucha cocktail: Remedy Raspberry Mojito

If you haven't worked it out for yourself yet,  kombucha cocktails (and mocktails) are very much a thing.

Which is great. Because you know what everyone loves? Fancy pants drinks.

You know what we don't love, though? Sugar. 

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7 TIPS FOR MINDFUL EATING

It’s easy to find yourself caught up in the rush of life and lose sight of the simple things like sitting, being engaged and mindful with your eating. Let’s take a moment to refresh that practice…

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Mamamia: How this Mamamia editor became a kombucha convert

Think you know kombucha and it's not for you? Take a minute to hear the story of this beauty and lifestyle editor who went from kombucha hater to a kombucha lover.

Check out the full article here on Mamamia.

Sneak a peek inside a nutritionist’s fridge

There’s no use denying it. We all love a good snoop.

And while we certainly aren’t innocent of falling down a rabbit-hole of on an old flame’s insta account or losing a couple of hours trawling for interior inspo on design blog home tours, here at Team Remedy our fave place to snoop is… a fridge.

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Remedy Mocktails

Make mine a mocktail

Feel like a fancy drink but not keen on getting boozy? No worries. Allow us to introduce you to the Doozy Hughesy named in honour of Remedy lover Dave Hughes!

Read on for our instructions to recreate it yourself at home.

INGREDIENTS

  • 100ml Remedy Kombucha – we recommend Original, but any flavour will work its own magic!
  • 50ml orange juice (we recommend freshly squeezed!)
  • Fresh thyme
  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen!)

METHOD

  • Take a champagne glass
  • Fill with around 100ml Remedy Kombucha
  • Top with orange juice
  • Garnish with a sprig or two of thyme and a few blueberries
  • Sip and smile!

Why did Hughesy cross the road?

... To give away another tasty, healthy Remedy Kombucha. True story!

Comedy legend Dave Hughes is back on the streets of Melbourne, Australia, getting people to taste test Remedy Kombucha. Hughesy reckons this healthy drink is damn tasty. Will the people agree?

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REMEDY X MECCA COSMETICA: BEAUTY IN A BOTTLE

Brace yourselves, babes. We're dropping a brand new, extra spesh, limited-edition Remedy Kombucha flavour in collaboration with the best in the beauty biz: Mecca Cosmetica. And we’re giving it away. Complimentary. No charge. On the house. For one weekend only. For real. When we say limited edition, we mean limited edition.

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Don't call Mo Hope a role model

Moana Hope doesn't like being called a role model. But she's damn happy if she can inspire people to be true to themselves.

"I'm somebody that's playing a game I love, and if there's young kids or adults that look up to me for that, then that's pretty awesome.

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Mo Hope swipes right for Remedy

When the AFL Women's competition launched last year, we didn't think twice about who we wanted on our team: Moana Hope.


Sure, she's an amazing athlete. Yeah, she was the first chick to kick 100 goals in a season in the VFL. OK, so she was drafted as a marquee player by Collingwood.

But what we loved most was her story; her commitment; her passion; and her relatable, keepin’ it real attitude.

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Thyme and Blueberry Kombucha Cocktail served on a wooden board

Thyme & Blueberry Kombucha Mocktail

Just because you're avoiding booze doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun when it comes to fancy drinks, right?

Whether you're feb-fasting for a short time, prefer to avoid alcohol altogether, or just feel like enjoying a booze-free bevvie, we reckon a kombucha mocktail is the perfect remedy (see what we did there?).

This lovely concoction - adapted from a recipe by The Core Health - ups the fancy factor big time by featuring flavoured ice cubes and a homemade compote. We guarantee you won't feel like you're missing out one bit.

YOU'LL NEED:

    • 4-5 thyme sprigs (1 tablespoon leaves removed)
    • 1 cup blueberries
    • 750ml bottle Remedy Kombucha Original
    • 1.5 cups organic frozen or fresh blueberries
    • 2 tbs water
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp maple syrup  (optional)
    • 2 tbsp chia seeds
       

HOW TO MAKE IT:

    1. Make ice cubes by place 2-3 lavender leaves and 2-3 blueberries in the holes of an empty ice cube tray, cover with filtered water and place in the freezer to set over night.
    2. To make the blueberry compote combine 1.5 cups of frozen or fresh blueberries with all other ingredients into a small saucepan over a simmering heat.
    3. Once the berries have been cooked through and stewed for around 5-6 minutes remove from the heat and mash with a fork, allow to cool slightly before stirring in the chia seeds, sit.
    4. To assemble, add in the ice cubes, a few fresh blueberries plus a lashing of the compote, your spirit of choosing, then top with Remedy Kombucha.



 

Recipe and images by Samantha Flook, The Core Health.

Forte Magazine: Remedy Kombucha review

Forte Magazine thinks Remedy Kombucha is delicious AND nutritious! YAY!

Check out the full article

Top 5 myths about kombucha

While kombucha as a drink has been around for thousands of years, it is still a relatively mysterious and unknown drink to many people. They turn to the good ol' google machine to find out more and come away either confused or misinformed.

Luckily, you've come to the right place. Team Remedy is here to cut through the fake news and dispel the myths about kombucha!

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Roasted pumpkin and asparagus served on a platter with Remedy Ginger Lemon Kombucha

How to swap meat for veggies

Forget life-changing diets. Living a healthier and happier life can be achieved through baby steps: a little switch-a-roo here and a swap-a-roonie there. For example, with drinks it might be ditching a softie with your sushi and switching to a Remedy, or swapping some wine-time for a booch-break.

Same goes for food. One of the simplest changes you can make is one we've all heard before: eat more veggies. Easy said, but not always easily done, we get it. So we thought we'd share this handy guide from our Remedy Nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill for upping your plant-based intake by swapping out meat for veggies. This post was originally published on Jacq's blog on her website The Brown Paper Bag. Pop over there for stacks of delicious recipes and advice on all things real healthy food and nutrition.


Over to you, Jacq!

Whether you’re a vegetarian or an avid meat eater, to be honest we can all do more eating of plants. However, it can be tricky if you’re not quite sure where to start right?

Here are a few ideas for making your old favourites (burgers, lasagne, stews, eggs and bacon) without sacrificing flavour and certainly no jibbing on the nutrition either – plants are abundant!

BURGERS

Because veggie burgers are insane and one of the yummiest way to get your fix without meat. Try:

    • Whole grilled field mushrooms
    • Chickpeas and sweet potato with herbs
    • Sliced haloumi – grilled, golden and stretchy mmmm
    • Lentils with herbs, brown rice and egg
    • Mixed grains – barley, brown rice, oat, peanut butter and herbs

 

LASAGNE

Family favourite right? Try:

    • Lentils for the mince in a 1:1 swap (cooked lentils to raw mince).
    • Grated veggies such as carrot, beetroot, parsnip and pumpkin, sauteed with herbs where mince was.
    • Sauteed mushroom and eggplant.

 

STEWS

Made for upping the veggie intake! Try using:

    • Chickpeas
    • Lentils
    • Kidney bean – lentil, kidney and black bean all work a treat in vegetarian chilli with guacamole.
    • Black bean.
    • Butter bean.

 

CURRIES

Spice up the ante… Try:

    • Combos of root vegetables such as pumpkin, sweet potato or carrot with nuts including almonds and cashews to create a sustaining curry with a good combo of fats.
    • Tempeh or organic tofu – you can now find soy free tempeh in lots of health food stores – I’ve come across Byron Bay Tempeh (tried the chickpea one) and their range is fab.
    • Bean combinations again – lentils, chickpeas, butter beans as above – but don’t forget the beautiful dhals you can make using moong dhal, yellow or red split peas too! There are a few dhal recipes on the Brown Paper Bag blog here.

 

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ‘EXTRAS’

If that’s the right way to put it but let’s take a look at those. Try:

    • Bacon – order a side of sauteed spinach, avocado, spiced beans, grilled tomato, mushrooms and other such delicious plants, but try to just keep to your 1-2 slices of bread, we don’t need to put so much bread into our diet if we are moving to vegetarianism cheese – for sandwiches, wraps, etc – if you are moving toward a more vegan dietary approach – up the ante with sprouts such as alfalfa, mung and chickpea, and a good smear of avocado. #avomakeseverythingbetter
    • Creamy dressings – go for simple vinegar and oil based, or those made with coconut or natural yoghurt (if not vegan), avocado, nut butters and tahini make for delicious dressings too.

 

And a final word, if your intention is to move more toward vegetarianism but you still find yourself craving a steak, or lamb cutlets, don’t punish yourself and feel guilt, perhaps a flexible approach (flexitarian) is for you? Better to feel relaxed and content eating than anxious.

Images by Jacqueline Alwill for The Brown Paper Bag.

Roast Cherry Ripple Semifreddo served with Remedy Kombucha Cherry Plum

Roast Cherry Ripple Semifreddo

One of the perks of having the lovely Jacqueline Alwill from The Brown Paper Bag on board as our Remedy Nutritionist is an inside line to her AH-FREAKIN-MAZING whole food recipes.

We were obviously beyond excited when she was inspired by the launch of our new Cherry Plum kombucha to create a delicious, refined-sugar-free sweet treat that celebrates cherry in all its glory.

This recipe was originally posted on The Brown Paper Bag. Pop over there for stacks of delicious recipes and advice on all things real healthy food and nutrition. Over to you, Jacq...

"Remedy’s Cherry Plum Kombucha is deliciously sweet without being too much so, and on these hot summer days the perfect accompaniment for an icy treat – enter ROAST CHERRY RIPPLE SEMI FREDDO – enjoy!"

Ingredients

  • 1 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup full cream milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 180g cherries, seeded and halved

 

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • Place cherries on tray, drizzle with 2 tablespoons honey and place in oven to cook for 30 minutes.
  • Once cherries are cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Make the ice cream by placing greek yoghurt, ricotta, full cream milk, honey and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and whisk together well.
  • Pour half the ice cream into a 1L container, swirl through half the cherries and repeat.
  • Wrap with glad wrap and place in freezer to set over night.
  • Remove and allow to thaw slightly before serving.
  • To serve either flip out of tin and slice or scoop and serve with roast stone fruit.


Serves 6 - 8

Banner image by Jacqueline Alwill for The Brown Paper Bag.

Remedy Kombucha cans in Raspberry Lemonade and Lemon Lime and Mint flavours

5 tips for healthier festive drinking

Christmas and the summer party season  is a minefield if you're trying to stay healthy.

First, there's the food: the chocolate gifts; the fried party food; the moreish nibbles; the all-you-can-eat buffet style meals. Urgh, so good. Yet, so bad.

Then there's the DRINKS. Every occasion seems to come with a reason to say cheers. But if you don't drink, trying to avoid alcohol or just need a night off, the non-boozy options are usually sugar bombs, tasteless or downright boring (another sparkling water, anyone?).

Thankfully, you've now got another option: Remedy to the rescue. Our kombucha is packed with goodness (live cultures and organic acids!), naturally contains no sugar and is tasty to boot!  But if that's not enough, here are five more reasons to skip the booze and choose booch this festive and party season:

1. Improve your gut health

If there’s one thing that makes healthy living harder than booze during the silly season, it’s food. Kombucha aids digestion and improves gut health by balancing out bad bacteria with lots of all-natural good stuff, thanks to live cultures and organic acids and digestive enzymes.

2. Stock up on your antioxidants

While it will never fully cure a hangover, if you do slip up and are a feeling a little under the weather, Remedy is a good choice for the next day's recovery. One of the causes of hangover symptoms is the release of free radicals in your liver. Our kombucha is teeming with naturally occurring polyphenols – nutrients which are rich in antioxidants that scavenge for free radicals in the body and prevent them from causing cell damage.

3. Achieve a natural energy boost

If you do party a little too hard and need a boost the next day, reach of a Remedy rather than a coffee or softie. Kombucha provides a natural energy boost without crash and burn of caffeine or sugar.

4. Regulate your appetite and kick-start your metabolism

The natural organic acids in Remedy are proven to help regulate your appetite.  There is also growing body of evidence that naturally occurring live cultures, good bacteria and other microbes in the body can boost your metabolism and influence weight.

5. Feel and look good - inside and out

The term "beauty starts from within" is probably more true than you realise. It's been proven that the health of your gut can have an impact on so many other parts of your body, including your skin and your mental health.  So whether you're wanting to look good for that NYE party or feel good

Kakadu Plum tree

Top five health benefits of native Kakadu plum

The term 'superfood' gets bandied about pretty liberally these days. We totally get it if your first inclination to any mention of superfood is the eye rolling emoji.

BUUUUUUT... we feel it is our duty to stand up for one little humble Aussie battler that is really truly madly deeply deserving of the term: the native Kakadu plum. It's no coincidence that this humble little fruit is one of the stars of our fancy-pants new flavour, Cherry Plum. Not only does it taste great, but it's also super good for you!

Now, let's first establish that Kakadu plum probably doesn't fit what you imagine a plum to look like. For starters, it's green. Some say the it looks and tastes more like an English gooseberry. It tastes a little more tart, and it smells a bit like stewed apples and pears, with some citrusy, musky notes thrown in too.

So, why the superfood status? To get the lowdown on the health benefits of Kakadu plum, we had a yarn with Hayley Blieden, founder of Australian Superfood Co, who we work with to source our Kakadu plums. Hayley is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist (BNutDiet, M.B.A.)  and she is super passionate about native foods and their nutritional benefits. Based on her wisdom, we've narrowed the health benefits down to a top five...

1. It's chockablock full of Vitamin C:

Kakadu plum contains the highest recorded levels of Vitamin C of any fruit in the WORLD. Seriously. We're talking 100 times the Vitamin C content found in an orange!

2. It's rich in antioxidants:

Kakadu plums are 5.2 times more potent in their antioxidant capacity the blueberry.

3. It's medicinal:

The world is finally waking up to what indigenous Australians have known forever, which is that the kakadu plum has antifungal and antiviral properties.

4. It packs vego-friendly muscle:

Kakadu plum is an excellent source of iron and Vitamin E, good news for our vego friends who are sick of being asked "but how do you get your iron?"

5. It's full of folate:

Kakadu plum contains 110 micrograms of folate per 100 gram – the same amount found in broccoli.

Pretty amazing list there, huh? If you're still sceptical, perhaps it would help to know that this ain't no fad. Hayley explains that Indigenous Australians have been all over Kakadu plum for a long, looooong time.

"Considered a gift of the Dreamtime, the Kakadu Plum has been an important food and medicine in Northern Australia for millennia" says Hayley.

"From March to June, the local people harvest and consume this energising, thirst-quenching fruit. Throughout the rest of the year, the tree sap is consumed to treat joint inflammation, whilst the bark is applied to the body to treat burns, rashes and infections."

If you're keen to know more, pop over to Australian Superfoods website here. And if you're wondering how to get more Kakadu plum into your diet, Remedy Kombucha Cherry Plum is a nice start ;)

Remedy Apple Crisp with Remedy Aperol Spritz

Time for a tipple: Remedy Aperol Spritz

Let's be real. Many of us don't mind a tipple or two, especially at the end of a long week.

We figure if you're going to be enjoying some booze, you may as well go all out and make it a quality drink. Enter our Remedy Kombucha cocktail recipes: a little naughty and a whole lotta nice.

To kick things off, we've got an Italian classic with a twist: the Remedy Aperol Spritz. Keep on scrollin' for the full recipe.



 

INGREDIENTS

    • 45 ml Aperol
    • 80 ml Prosecco
    • 80ml Remedy Kombucha Apple Crisp
    • Slice of orange

 

METHOD

  1. Pour Aperol into a wine glass and fill with ice
  2. Top with prosecco and Remedy Kombucha Apple Crisp
  3. Garnish with slice of orange and a straw


 
FINITO! Saluti!  Adoriamo il tuo budella!... that means "Cheers! We love ya guts!" in Italian... kinda ;)

Props to Leroy from Lulu White for the recipe!

Yeah, but what even IS kombucha?

We’ve all been there. That awkward feeling when everyone else is all over something and you have absolutely no idea what they are on about. The latest Netflix true crime doco. That festival in the middle of nowhere. The hippest place to get avocado on toast. It's too late to ask. Or you can't be bothered. But you really want to know.

Which is why we are here with the definitive guide to the question: what on earth IS kombucha?

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Hand holding can of Cherry Plum Remedy Kombucha

Cherry Plum: Pop it like it's hot.

Team Remedy is beyond excited. And it’s not just because the weather is warming up and we are hanging out for some beach, banana lounge and booch time. Although this is also true.

The reason we are jumping out of our booch loving skins our brand spankin' new extra-special, ridiculously-delicious, fancy-pants NEW flavour. Meet your new Remedy BFF: Cherry Plum.

Forget the cherry on top, we’ve packed the flavour of a whole punnet of them inside each bottle to craft a guilt-free treat you can enjoy all year round. Paired with native Aussie Kakadu plum, the result is fruity, floral and freakin’ refreshing.

Like all Remedy drinks, Cherry Plum is the real deal: all natural, certified organic,I Quit Sugar approved and chock full of gut-loving, live-cultured goodness. No naughty. All nice. Did you hear that, Santa?

Enjoy it straight up for maximum refreshment or maybe even add a splash of some extra festive cheer (wink, wink).

Cherry Plum is currently rolling out into our amazing band of independent supermarkets, grocers, health food stores, gyms, cafes and other independent stockists around Australia. Stay tuned NZ!

Find your nearest Remedy dealer here. If they don't have Cherry Plum on the shelf, let them know you're gagging to try it!

XO Team Remedy

What's the deal with sugar in kombucha?

Sugar and kombucha can be a tricky subject. While it's become well known for being a low sugar drink, this isn't always the case. So is your fave kombucha actually a sugar bomb? The Sporteluxe team decided to give you all a hand and do the research for you. 

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We say kom-BOO-cha, you say...

Where does kombucha come from? What's its story? Well, we know it's been around for thousands of years, but here's the thing with those old pre-technology, pre-globalisation days. No one really knows. But there are a few theories that make sense.

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Four reasons to drink kombucha

Maybe you tried it, liked it, and now want to start converting others? Perhaps you’re still tossing up whether to take the leap to try something new and you want to make sure you’re not buying into some fad. Or maybe you just need some cold hard facts to be convinced.

We’re here to help. We’ve taken all the hype and simplified the science to tell you what’s up...

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Moana Hope outside

Mo Hope keeps it real

Team Remedy is super proud to be an official supporter of Moana Hope, one of the inaugural marquee players in the AFL Women’s League!

Seriously, we love Mo’s guts. She is not only an amazing athlete but an even more amazing and inspirational person. We love her relatable, down to earth attitude. She’s all about keeping it real and spreading the word that footy is for everyone, and now she’s also helping us spread the word that Remedy is for everyone, too!

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Platter of roasted vegetables including asparagus and pumpkin

Top tips: 7 Foods to Fight the Flu

We're so lucky to have Remedy Nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill on hand to offer guidance and advice on all things health and nutrition.  But we're all about sharing the love around here, so don't think we're going to keep all of her top tips to ourselves!


One of our favourites is this hit list for your shopping list to help you get through the next flu season unscathed.

7 Foods to Keep your Health in Good Nick

…and avoid winter lurgies


by Jacqueline Alwill

When the winter hits I have the pantry and fridge loaded with all my remedies to ward off any of those winter beasts (read : sickness) and even the hint of a sniffle. It’s a kitchen stock up, protocol if you will, I’ve used with lots of families and individuals whom I’ve treated in my nutrition practice too. We have an abundance of incredibly nutritious foods at our fingertips that we can use as our medicine, so there is no reason we shouldn’t right?

FERMENTED FOODS

Top the list, because they feed and fuel the bacteria in our gut so we can thrive. In nutrition we learnt first and foremost, (and as you may be understanding increasingly as it comes into the media spotlight – hurrah!) the gut is the seat of our health. If we attend to the integrity of our gut, health, energy and vitality flows.

Fermented foods come into play because they are the richest food sources of pre and probiotics (a team of gut feeders) and enzymes. We need these nutrients not only to feed the good bacteria in our gut, but so our bodies can then combat the bad bacteria we come into contact with increasingly over winter.

What many people do however is go through winter, unprepared until they get sick, then after 2 weeks feeling rotten, a trip to the doctor and a course of antibiotics, decide they’ll turn to their kitchen and food for support. If we flip this, we put ourselves in a much better position to avoid getting sick, doctors visits and the damage a course of antibiotics does to our liver and digestive system. So when next you hit the grocery stores or however you do your shop, be sure to top up on the key fermented foods and integrate them daily to be one step ahead of the game.

Fuel with these key fermented foods:

Kombucha:

Remedy is my preference. I’m a nutrition partner with Remedy Kombucha because the quality of their product is superior to other kombucha in the market. Not only is it the only kombucha brand in Australia to have close to 0g of sugar, (this comes as a result of their fermentation process) but Remedy are constantly testing, researching and increasing the quality and quantity of the live beneficial bacteria in their blend.

Sauerkraut and kimchi:

Purchase these from the fridge of your health food store / independent grocer and aim for an organic brand. Integrate these into your diet daily if possible through fritters, wraps or simply on the side of your steamed veg, salad or soup. I’ve been known to have a small portion of kraut just on its own pre dinner as a snack, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Miso:

Is a heavenly little cup of warmth over the winter months and as a fermented soy bean is another great source of probiotics and enzymes.

 

CITRUS FRUITS

An oldie but a goodie – the citrus fruits! A few reasons why you want them sitting on hand and how to consume them as well. Citrus fruits are a seasonal winter fruit. Important stuff this eating for the season business and even more so as increasingly fruits and vegetables become available year round as a result of imports. Mother nature however recognises the change in season and enriches her produce – lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit – with the vitamins we need including supercharged antioxidant, Vitamin C, in order to support our bodies and their fight against colds and flus! Eat them in winter!

And, to note, I say eat as much as possible when it comes to the sweeter variety here such as oranges. Whilst it’s tempting to juice a bunch of oranges and have a big glass, the benefit to our bodies and extraction of vitamins actually comes through eating the whole fruit, including all the juicy fibre. Fibre for gut health, vitamins from the whole fruit and also so that we avoid the big dump of (fructose) sugar that comes from simply juicing. Lemons are a bend on the eat the whole fruit rule. Few of us would want to anyway. So with lemons aim to use them every day throughout these cold months. Wake with the juice of a lemon and some warm filtered water to cleanse, kickstart and fire up the vitamin and antioxidant status in your morning, squeeze liberally over salads and steamed vegetables, fish, chicken, you name it. Have the bowl of citrus as a source of nutrition in your kitchen always.

BONE BROTH

Up there with fermented tea (kombucha) as an old remedy (pardon the Remedy booch pun) used for restoring the body to good health. As we now readily have many brands of beautiful organic bone broths available to us, you can purchase and keep in the fridge or freezer should the time not be available to slow cook your own. And that’s perfectly fine. We do not all have hours on a weekend to spend simmering away, when you can do so, but if it doesn’t allow aim for high quality that will deliver a broth rich in nutrition.
 

HERBAL TEA

Because it’s so easy to forget to drink plain water when it’s cold isn’t it? We’ve all been guilty of it. Water and the hydration of our cells is key for energy and immunity. We can live for days without food and survive but our cells cannot function and communicate effectively without H20. Stock up with some herbal (not caffeinated as the caffeine acts as a diuretic) teas in the cupboard.

Simple hydration in the herbal tea department can include:

  • peppermint tea – lovely digestive
  • liquorice tea – great for a sweet hit
  • chamomile – calming and soothing
  • ginger – digestive and immune boosting
  • passionflower – or a chamomile passionflower blend, for more restful sleep

 

DARK AND LEAFY GREENS

For life! As a nutritionist I will never let up on telling people to eat their greens and be creative with how they eat them. Blend them into soup or smoothies (aim to drink smoothies at room temp in winter so as to not chill the body or digestive system), steam veggies at night instead of eating salads, pop them in your eggy fry up at brekky, whatever and however is a great way to get those greens in.

Stock the fridge with these top players:

  • spinach
  • kale
  • broccoli
  • chinese vegetables
  • fresh herbs
     

MANUKA HONEY

An important one to mention particularly at present when I see more supermarkets with Manuka sitting on their shelf. There is admittedly some clever marketing going on around the Manuka ingredient and therefore it’s easy enough to think you’re buying something with nutrition / medicinal benefit when the reality is you may not. Look out for the Manuka MGO (methylglyoxyl) potency stamp. MGO is the main antibacterial ingredient in the Manuka. This stamp is the MGO number with a + sign on the packaging of good quality Manuka you may pick up. The numbers vary greatly. That which you can eat is generally between 100-400 MGO, higher than that have a strong medicinal effect 400 and above.

GINGER

Finally, our humble little root in the fruit and vegetable drawer, ginger. A circulatory stimulant (goodbye cold hands and feet during winter), digestive aid and powerful immune booster. There are so many ways you can use this root in your cooking as a medicinal food. To top the list, warm and soothe the body, think curries, soups, carrot and ginger juices, or a simple ginger, lemon and honey tea.

Because proactive is of greater benefit than being reactive when it comes to health, I encourage you to fill the pantry and fridge with these ingredients and keep close to you always…

'Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food' (Socrates)

 

This post was originally published on The Brown Paper Bag

Banner image credit: Jacqueline Alwill for The Brown Paper Bag.

NMFC AFL stars love a Remedy Kombucha

Footy stars crack open a kombucha

We all know that the days of professional footy players cracking open a beer in the change rooms straight after every game are long gone. But did you know that many players are now cracking open a kombucha? That's right, some of your favourite footy players are also some of Remedy's biggest fans, thanks to the benefits it provides for natural energy, gut health, recovery, and overall wellbeing.

This year, Remedy Kombucha is proud to be an official partner of the North Melbourne Football Club, keeping their club room fridge stocked to the brim with our delicious, healthy, I Quit Sugar approved kombucha.

Robbie Tarrant Remedy Robbie Tarrant Remedy
Luke McDonald Remedy Luke McDonald Remedy
Mo Hope Remedy Mo Hope Remedy

Pictured above L-R: North Melbourne Vice-Captain, Robbie Tarrant;  Collingwood AFLW Marquee Player, Moana Hope; North Melbourne player, Luke McDonald.

It's not just the boys getting in on the kombucha craze. We are also a proud official supporter of AFL Womens star, Moana Hope, who appreciates Remedy for its goodness but also tells us she just loves the taste! We love Mo's approach and attitude. It's somehow both real and relatable and inspirational all at once. She is all about showing that that footy is for everyone, and we're stoked to have her on board to help spread the message that kombucha is for everyone too.

So what is about kombucha that has footy clubs and their players so excited? Rather banging on about it more ourselves, we asked a couple of AFL experts on football player health and wellbeing.

Jona Segal, Dietitian and Strength & Conditioning Coach North Melbourne Football Club says Remedy Kombucha is part of North Melbourne's holistic approach to improving their players general health and wellbeing through diet and an increasing focus on gut health.

"The fact that Remedy naturally contains no sugar was really important. It’s increasingly clear that even if you can burn off sugar, too much of it can have other negative health impacts," says Jona.

"I also believe kombucha is an excellent addition to our players’ diets because it contains live cultures and organic acids that can aid digestion and help the body absorb minerals.

"Remedy is also a great source of antioxidants and has excellent anti-inflammatory properties."

Thanks guys. We love ya guts!

Remedy Ginger Lemon and Raspberry Lemonade in front of coloured wall

Bec Judd's gut health routine

It's no secret that Rebecca Judd is busy. The TV host, brand ambassador and Mum of four (including twins!) is the very model of a modern day savvy boss lady.

We know we're not the only ones who see everything she is up to and ask, how does she do it all?

Well, last weekend she let us all in one of her secrets: taking gut health seriously. Bec posted a pic on her Insta-story to show just how serious she is, showing off all of her fave products for good gut health, including - yep, you guessed it - Remedy Kombucha!

Such is the interest in how Bec manages to do it all and look after her health and wellbeing, the Daily Mail even picked up the post and shared it with their huge international audience!

Thanks for the shout out Bec, we love ya guts!

Lisa Wilkinson chatting about Remedy Kombucha on the Today Show

Lisa Wilkinson is OBSESSED

We knew Lisa Wilkinson was a fan of our kombucha! But it wasn't until yesterday morning when the Today Show host declared her love for Remedy Kombucha on national breakfast television that we knew just how much of a super fan she really was. During a nutritionist segment on gut health, Lisa whipped out a bottle of Remedy and said:

"I'm obsessed with this stuff. This Remedy Kombucha – I drink of a bottle of this a day."

"It's a cultured live drink – and it's delicious."

Couldn't have put it better ourselves! Ever the cynic, her co-host Karl questioned whether it was really just a fad, but Lisa set him straight, telling him how looking after her gut health has changed her life for the better.

"I find that since I’ve been concentrating on my gut health, I’ve been healthier, I’ve felt much better for it. Particularly this stuff (Remedy Kombucha); I just love it."

It's not the first time Lisa has shared the Remedy love though. In a recent cover story for YOURS magazine, she talked about how Remedy Kombucha is a part of her daily beauty routine.

Thanks Lisa. We love ya guts! xo

Line up of all Remedy Kombucha flavours in 330ml bottles

Remedy lands in Auckland

Have you heard? Remedy Kombucha has landed in New Zealand! For reals.

We are so stoked to give some of our Kiwi mates the chance to enjoy our live cultured I Quit Sugar-approved booch. So much so that we had a lil kombucha-cocktails party with local NZ health and wellness guru, Julia Matthews from Julia & Libby as our co-host.

“We want as many people as possible to have the choice to enjoy a real, healthy drink alternative to sugar-filled soft drinks and juices, without compromising on taste or process,” says Emmet.

“We hear from people every day who tell us how much better they feel after converting to kombucha. Once people get a taste for it, they are usually hooked,” he says.

Remedy Kombucha is made the old-school way, in small batches using a long-aged brewing process, using only whole, organic ingredients.

We have perfected their recipe to ensure it naturally contains no sugar, which is why we are the only kombucha to be given an official tick of recommendation from Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar Recommends program.

Emmet says the trend towards consumers demanding healthier food and drink options is strong in New Zealand.

“People are increasingly aware of the dangers of too much sugar in our diets and looking for options that are not naturally low or free from sugar, but also natural and organic and still tasty,” he says.

Stay tuned and subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know when we expand to more New Zealand locations.

Pop over to our Store Finder and pop in your location to find your closest stockist!

Remedy Launch in Auckland
Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill

Introducing our Remedy Nutritionist

We are so proud to have the one and only Jacqueline Alwill on the Remedy Kombucha team as our official nutritionist to provide qualified and trusted advice on issues relating to the health and wellness benefits of kombucha.

Jacqueline is a not only a nutritionist of course. She's also an amazing whole foods cook, loving mum and all round ace human.

We reckon she’s the perfect fit for our team because she is passionately committed to improving the health, wellbeing and happiness of all individuals. She’s all about sharing good health with everyone around her in a way that is positive and inclusive, or as she puts it:

“I love giving people an experience in food, health and wellness that makes them feel excited, empowered and happy to start and continue a journey to optimal health”.

Jacq is also the founder and director of The Brown Paper Bag, who offer a wide range of food and health related services and experiences. Her philosophy in health lays the foundations for the experience clients and the community have in her practice, workshops and the food they cook and taste. As it seems with so many inspirational entrepreneurs-with-heart, the seed for Brown Paper Bag was sown at a young age. After establishing an early love affair with food, she found her family couldn’t keep up with her cooking ventures, so she would bundle little treats up in a brown paper bag and share them with her friends and neighbours. This concept is what brought The Brown Paper Bag to life and to its strength today: making delicious, wholesome food, enriched with wonderful nutrition and sharing the experience with those around you.

“When you have a taste of just how good healthy is, really, there’s no reason to look back. A good diet and healthy food, doesn’t have to ever be boring or complex, it’s a space to find your creativity, learn and share a truly incredible experience in food and health.”

Jacqueline has worked on numerous campaigns in nutrition and health for The Cook’s Grocer, Tetley Tea, Brita, Breville Australia, Australia Beef (MLA), Jurlique, FIVE:AM Organics, Bioglan Superfoods and more.

She is also a highly regarded media contributor, offering her knowledge and insight to to RUSSH magazine, Sporteluxe, Men’s Health, Cleo, Dolly, Good Health, Prevention, GMHBA, FMTV and more.  She also joins the panel on Channel Seven’s The Daily Edition, The Morning Show, The Project and Sky Business News frequently to spread the message of nutrition and health.

We look forward to sharing lots more from Jacq with you very soon, including insight into the health benefits of kombucha and other fermented foods, other nutrition advice and tips and - most imporantly - some of her delicious recipes!

External view of STREAT on Cromwell Street Fitzroy, white Georgian building

Remedy supports youth not-for-profit STREAT

Youth homelessness and disadvantage are hard to swallow. STREAT is working to change that, one meal at a time, via a social enterprise model that provides wrap-around support and hospitality job training.

We are super proud to support STREAT’s amazing HQ Collingwood-featuring a café, bakery and roastery – by supplying our kombucha at no charge, allowing them to maximise the profits that go straight back into their important work.

So, next time you’re in the ‘hood and looking to enjoy one of the 80,000 meals you’ll eat in your lifetime, make it count; visit STREAT, and grab a Remedy Kombucha while you’re at it!

How to brew your own kombucha

Are you a full-blown stage five kombucha addict ready to take things to the next level? Or just have the fermenting bug (pun intended)? Either way, we're here to show you just how easy it is to make your own kombucha at home. It’s how Remedy started, after all! That’s right, our founders Sarah and Emmet started out making kombucha for themselves and their young family on their very own kitchen bench.

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