28 April 2010

Team Small Dog brings you agility health and fitness tips-today we try rotting, fermented juice of champs and hippies.

I see everybody drinking this hippie juice. It's The Thing around here. This is Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is different than other places. I am pretty sure in New York City the thing is high boots with skinny jeans tucked into them and not hippie juice. My husband sees more empties of this in the recycling yard at the dump than anything else. He says hippie juice bottles outnumber vodka and beer. Could this be?

The label promises this: Organic and Raw. And that it will Rejuvenate, Restore, Revitalize, Replenish and Regenerate. And that it's good for digestion, metabolism, immune system, appetite control, weight control, liver function, body alkalinity, anti-aging, cell integrity, healthy skin and hair. And that it creates an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality, all in 30 calories. And that it's made in Beverly Hills. And is cosmic.

Body alkalinity? It is made by fermenting something. Something like rotten seaweed, named kombucha. Usually Otterpop likes rotten stuff. The kombucha, not so much. It is made to look less rotten by using packaging that screams, I HAVE A YOGA MATT AND AM NOT AFRAID TO USE IT. I am not fooled. It tastes like brackish mushroom swill with a fizz. This flavor offers unsweetened cranberry juice as a special treat. Special.

I had to hold my nose to take the first couple swigs. But I would like to have some better health and also I have gotten horribly chubby, which is not a good thing for fast running in dog agility. Not to mention skort wearing. So far I don't feel any different except for perhaps, a little foolish that I am drinking fermented mushroom water that costs $2.50 a bottle. I will let you know how this goes.


Anonymous said...

i tried that stuff once. once was plenty for me.

MTWaggin said...

I totally agree - that stuff is gross!

Elf said...

It sounds awful and now I will never drink it no matter how unhealthy I am. Instead I'll stick with diet soft drinks, which are probably killing me but at least taste OK. Once you forget what sugared sodas taste like.

Once again, Laura and TSD step to the firing line to take it on the chin and provide this public service announcement for all of us so we don't have to try it ourselves. You are our heroes!

Susan Garrett said...

I totally LOVE Kumbaya water. I hated it at first. Actually I threw it out, thought it had "gone off" now I love it, but sadly I can't get it in Canada (I know I could GROW it . . . like I could also grow a garden or chew hemp to make my own clothes but I'm not going to do any of that either).

I hope because I love fermented mushroom juice you don't think any less of me.

BTW anyone wanting to make brownie points, bring a statch of Kombucha to Canada when you come up!

team small dog said...

Susan Garrett it seems like Canada would have Kombucha! It is EVERYWHERE here, I thought Canada was super groovy? You have the band Black Mountain! Whoever goes to Canada, please take Susan Garrett some Kombucha!