Remedy Lovers

Remedy's fresh twist on sodas

Here at Remedy, we're all about shaking fizzy drinks for good and guess what? We're doin' it!

Remedy Sodas are a fresh twist on your old school favourites, reinvented for today’s healthier times.

We're making it right and reclaiming fizzy drinks for what they’re meant to be - refreshing drinks, traditionally fermented with real all-natural ingredients in small batches.

And just like the rest of our tasty Remedy bevvies, Remedy Sodas are live cultured with no sugar, naturally.

WTH's a live cultured soda?

Remedy Sodas come from the same kitchen counter that brought you Remedy Kombucha BUT they're NOT kombucha! Amazing! Minds blown!

Think of Remedy Sodas as the perfect bevvie if you aren't quite ready to jump on the booch train but you want to make some healthier swaps in your diet. We get it. Baby steps. 

While Remedy Kombucha is made with tea, Remedy Sodas are made with organic fruit juices brewed with our Remedy live culture to ferment out all of the sugar before adding all natural ingredients including spices and botanicals to create a brand new range of live cultured sodas that are better for you!

how Remedy Sodas are made

Why should I choose a live cultured soda over a regular fizzy?

Made with natural live cultures, Remedy Sodas are positively jammed with goodies for your mind, body and gut! Remedy's range of live cultured sodas offer a real, tasty alternative to sugary soft drinks making it easier and tastier to reach for the right stuff!

Live cultures can help support gut health by:

  • Increasing the diversity of your gut flora – these are the good bugs that live in your gut to get things working as they should
  • Preventing the growth of bad bugs that make you sick
  • Supplying billions of microorganisms that are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, which the healthy bacteria in your gut use as a food source to produce important metabolites for good health


Organic acids
also known as short chain fatty acids (SFCAs) can:

  • Provide an energy source for the good bacteria in your gut
  • Help to regulate appetite
  • Stabilise blood sugar levels
  • Regulate cholesterol
  • Like live cultures, also help prevent overgrowth of bad bugs in your gut


Naturally contains no sugar:
The beauty of Remedy Sodas is that although they are made with organic juices which naturally contain sugar, all the sugar is eaten up by the live cultures during fermentation to maximise those amazing organic acids. Remedy brews out ALL of the sugar, and we test every batch to make sure. This is why Remedy Sodas have the official tick of approval from Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar.

Organic and all-natural: Remedy Sodas are all-natural and certified organic, providing a natural energy kick without crash and burn of sugar and caffeine highs.

Tempting...but what do they taste like?

Remedy live cultured sodas are fizzy, super refreshing and come in five fab flavours:

Oranja: Our take on a timeless orange soda minus the sugar. Zingy, sunny and bright whole fruit flavours made with real organic Valencia oranges.

Lemonade: A fresh take on a classic, Remedy’s live cultured lemonade is made with freshly squeezed organic lemon juice for a big burst of zest and tang with no sugar, naturally.

Lemon, Lime & Bitters: A live cultured soda made the old school way with real lemon, lime and botanicals. Fresh-as flavour and oh-so-aromatic.

Cola: This right here is the real deal. Cola made right. Ginger, kola nut and vanilla combine to create a smooth, live cultured cola.

Ginger Beer: Big bang tang! This is how Ginger Beer is meant to be. Real ginger for fiery, fresh, full-on flavour and warmth.

When can I drink sodas?

You’re a newbie: Not ready to jump on the booch train? Think of Remedy Sodas as your gateway to the delicious world of tasty, live cultured bevvies. We get it, sometimes you need to take baby steps.

Sub out a traditional soft drink: The crisp, fresh flavours of Remedy Sodas make them a perfect swap for sugary soft drinks. Whether you’re looking for an old school Lemonade or a Cola made right, we’ve got you.

Reach for the right stuff and swap out juice: While we use real, organic fruit juice in our sodas, all the sugar is brewed out making these bevvies a super fresh swap for traditional sugary fruit juice. 

Kids' birthday parties: Notorious for sugar highs and lows, avoid the kiddie crash ’n’ burn and opt for healthy, live cultured sodas at their next birthday party. Our fun size 250ml cans are just right for little hands.

Mix it up: Giving booze a break? Remedy Sodas are a great option to take to BBQs, parties and picnics instead. But if you ARE imbibing, Remedy Sodas also make great mixers. Try Lemon, Lime and Bitters, Ginger Beer or Lemonade in your next mixed drink.

Where can I find Remedy Sodas?

Remedy Sodas are available at major supermarkets, petrol and convenience outlets, health foods stores, cafes and online at remedydrinks.com.

12 top tips to get you through exams

We’re hurtling towards the end of the academic year and for many senior school students, that means exams. Eeep! But stress less honey child because Remedy’s got your back with some common sense advice to see you through. Let's DO this!

You’re not alone - remember to reach out for help

Loadsa people have been through the stress of end of year exams so there’s plenty of TLC and advice available. You just need to remember to reach out if you need to! Don’t go into a hidey-hole and turn into a hermit. Find a friend! The whole business of revision, study and exams can be full of overwhelm so make sure you have someone you can blow off steam with – a trusted person who you can debrief to. You may also need an adult on hand if it all gets a bit too much or if you have a particular problem you need support with. Make sure you approach teachers for advice and support, they do this year in, year out and have seen it all!

ID your goals

Are there particular subjects you need to nail to maximise your score or get into the course of your dreams? If so, make sure you prioritise the exams that matter the most and prepare accordingly.

Know what you’re heading into

Clarify the content and format of the exam, take as many timed, practice exams as you can and aim to begin studying at least one month in advance. Have a plan of attack. There are loads of university sites that have online studying and learning resources. Check out Monash University or UNSW.

What are your 'power hours'?

Are you a morning person or a night person?  ID the time of day that works for you. When are your energy, focus and motivation at their highest? Feeling a bit meh? Rather than push on through, take a short break to avoid feeling overwhelmed or demotivated. Hop tip: study doesn’t necessarily need to be long slabs of interrupted time tucked away in a quiet room. You’re not a monk! Ten, 15 and 30 minute chunks of time on the train, waiting in a car or for the bus can all be used for study.

Get creative

Who said study had to be boring? Consider working with a partner to make mind maps, do quizzes, bounce ideas and questions off each other. Don’t be afraid to mix up your study environment as well. Did you know that studying in different places can actually improve the amount of information you retain? A change is as good as a holiday right? So mix it up. Study outside if it’ a nice day, go to the local library one day a week. Perhaps you’re great at English, but need help with Maths? Pair up with someone who’s great at Maths and needs help with English to coach each other in your weaker subjects.

Take a break

You know that feeling when you’re reading and over the same problem, question or section of text? That's your brain saying 'ENOUGH! Time for a break!' Go outside, get some fresh air or even chat to someone about what you’re studying – this will help you retain and recall information better. Take a ten minute break every hour, stretch, go outside, grab a drink or a snack – but try to stay away from the socials! 

Turn off, remove distractions and avoid multi-tasking

Speaking of socials, it’s pretty easy to procrastinate when you have social media, games and the internet so readily to hand. Make a pact with your mates, download a blocking app and agree on a set period of time to stay off the socials. Multi-tasking is another shocker that’s actually proven to reduce your productivity and drop your IQ. Focus, focus, focus! 

Get organised

Avoid last minutes panic and cramming by drawing up a revision schedule that makes best use of your time in the lead up to exams. Try to be digitally organised as well – this means having all your resources and study materials neatly and clearly filed in drives on your computer so you can find what you need quickly.

Snack right

Go for snacks like fresh fruit, popcorn, yoghurt or nuts to keep you going throughout the day. Avoid cakes, biscuits, lollies and choccies. Sure, you’ll get an initial boost of energy and sugar rush but you’ll be left feeling a little flat and sluggish. Sustained good energy is what you’re after.  Try hummus and veggie sticks, banana and peanut butter rolled up in a wholemeal tortilla or even avo on wholemeal toast!

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Dehydration can make you feel lethargic, snappy and knackered. All of which can affect your concentration making it more difficult to study and perform at your best. Keep your liquids up with herbal tea, water or a Remedy drink of your choice. A coffee or Remedy Good Energy every now and then is OK but don’t rely on caffeine to get you through all-night cramming sessions. Aim for a steady pace rather than last minute swotting! 

Catch some zzzzs

During deep sleep or REM your brain consolidates and processes the information you’ve learned during the day, strengthening neural connections and memory. The more REM stages, the greater amount of information is stored in your noggin! Aim for 7.5 hours a night and 9 hours on days where you’ve spent preparing for exams.

An oldie but a goodie - you are not your result

Once you’ve made it through your exams, keep you options open. If your first choice in terms of further study doesn’t seem right or you didn’t get into the course you wanted – don’t freak out – there are plenty of opportunities to explore once you’ve finished high school. If you’re not feeling university or if they’re not offering a particular subject you’re into, switch it up. Sometimes study paths and careers paths aren’t linear! There are plenty of paths to university and some of those are through practical and hands on options through TAFE. 

Good luck from Team Remedy!

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet with Remedy Tepache

Australia’s the home of the Big Pineapple so we had a hunch our new live cultured pineapple soda Remedy Tepache might go gangbusters but we didn’t know how BIG a hit it would be! People lurrrrrve pineapple that’s for sure. You’ve well and truly welcomed this super tasty Mexican bevvie into your lives with open arms (and mouths!)

To celebrate the launch of Remedy Tepache we asked some of Australia’s top foodies to get creative in the kitchen and come up with some super tasty recipes using top quality Gerwursthaus spices including Chilli Chipotle, Cumin, Cinnamon and Mayan Chilli Chocolate to pair with Remedy Tepache.

Nourish and Flourish from Sydney (AKA Candy Luk) has come up with an absolute cracker. Here’s her super easy, delicious (and nutritious) recipe for a Mexican Cauliflower Skillet.

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet by Candy Luk

Mexican Cauliflower Skillet by Candy Luk

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 tsp oil for cooking
  • ¼ head cauliflower (3 cups florets)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ red capsicum, chopped
  • ¼ cup shelled edamame
  • ½ cup mixed mushrooms of choice (Candy used shiitake and pearl oyster)

Seasoning:

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp chipotle chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or coconut aminos

Method

Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat then add in garlic and onion. Cook until slightly brown. Add mushrooms, cauliflower and cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients and fry until cooked.

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How to pack a cheap, healthy lunch for college

Sorry to say guys but your eight weeks of summer lovin’ are OVER!

It’s OK though, Remedy’s here to help you get ready with some great ideas to liven up your snackage and lunches because it’s BTS!

Here’s some cheap ‘n’ easy ideas that’ll get you through, give your gut a boost AND save you some pennies.

Chickpea Salad

Canned chickpeas, lentils or black beans make for a healthy, fibre packed, sustaining salad. Try heating a drained can of chickpeas with teaspoon of curry powder, cool and mix with chopped bell pepper, celery, dates and red onion and cilantro for a spicy, tangy twist.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Grab a spoonful of jarred pesto (basil or sundried tomato) and mix through some leftover cold pasta (if you’re going gluten free try spelt or pulse pasta). Got a bit more dough to spend? Get fancy and throw in some fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and olives. Bonus points for this little lunch because cooled pasta contains resistant starch. Resistant starch is key to supporting a healthy gut as it acts as a source of food for the 'good bacteria' in the large bowel, fuelling their growth and activity which is all good for supporting a healthy gut microbiome.

Asian Inspired Noodle Salad

Try a simple salad using cooked and cooled soba noodles (go for buckwheat for a nutty flavour) and whatever veg you have in the fridge. Whip up a dressing with lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil adding in carrots, cabbage, spring onion, edamame, red peppers and cucumber for colour, fibre and all of the vitamins! Cold noodles = you guessed it – resistant starch!

Potato Salad

Want something comforting and filling? Try a homemade potato salad. Use leftover roasted or boiled potatoes and mix with yoghurt, dill pickles (live cultures ahoy!), hardboiled eggs for a protein hit, Dijon mustard, green onions and celery for crunch. (Cold potatoes = resistant starch!) A pre AND probiotic potato salad.

What about snacks 'n' sides? Not all are created equal!

Fruit

Aim for fresh over dried. Dried fruit sticky and high in sugar so best as a ‘sometimes’ food. Avoid dried fruit bars and fruit straps or fruit leathers which are very high in sugar, low in fibre and can stick to teeth.

Vegetables

Crunchy veggie sticks like carrot, celery, cucumber and peppers are all winners as are cherry tomatoes. Steer clear of chips or crisps.

Dips

Hummus, tzatziki and guacamole are all great options for the lunchbox with veggies or crackers.

Live cultured foods like yoghurt and kombucha

Incorporate live cultured foods into your everyday diet to give your gut health the TLC it deserves. But make sure you read your labels! Fruit yoghurts can pack a punch in terms of sugar content as can some brands of kombucha. All Remedy drinks contain no sugar, naturally and come in handy 250ml cans which are perfect for on the go.

So there you have it - some quick, easy and cost effective ways to incorporate gut boosting foods into your lunches.