Kombucha SCOBY Smoothie

Have a leftover SCOBY that you’re not sure what to do with? Make this probiotic-packed Kombucha SCOBY Smoothie!

Red smoothie in a glass with kombucha

If you’ve been brewing kombucha for a few months, you’ve probably run into a common issue: drowning in SCOBYs. Because with each batch of kombucha, your SCOBY grows a little bit until you end up with an ultra thick SCOBY that needs to be cut down.

So what can you do with that excess SCOBY? Well you can start a second batch. Or gift it to a friend. Or send it to another Kickass Kombucha Brewer. Or…you can eat it.

That’s right, friends, you can eat your kombucha SCOBY! SCOBYs are basically rubbery pancakes made of healthy bacteria and yeasts, all tied together with cellulose. In other words, they’re totally edible! You can turn them into candy or fruit leather or, in the case of today’s recipes, a smoothie!

Kombucha SCOBY on a white background

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Fruit: Feel free to use your favorite smoothie fruits, like strawberries, blueberries, cherries, pineapple, or mango. Fresh or frozen fruit work well here (I prefer frozen, which adds an icy consistency).
  • SCOBY: It’s not a SCOBY smoothie without the star of the show! SCOBYs are rich in probiotics and totally edible (though their appearance may be a bit…startling).
  • Kombucha: A splash of kombucha liquifies the mixture. It’s best to use a flavor that matches the fruit you’re using!
  • Sweetener: Depending on the fruit used, you can add a dash of honey or sugar to sweeten it up.
Kombucha SCOBY with strawberries in a blender

To make this SCOBY smoothie, just add everything to a blender and blitz until smooth! The result is a probiotic-rich smoothie that resembles a fruit slushy (and you would never guess that it contains a SCOBY!)

Kombucha SCOBY with strawberries in a blender

Flavor combination ideas

While there are endless variations to this smoothie, here are a few ideas to get you started! You can also browse through all of our kombucha flavors to get more inspiration.

Red smoothie in a tall glass with striped straw and strawberries
Red smoothie in a tall glass with striped straw and strawberries

Kombucha SCOBY Smoothie

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Have a leftover SCOBY that you're not sure what to do with? Make this probiotic-packed Kombucha SCOBY Smoothie!


  • 1 cup fruit (frozen is best)
  • 1 cup chopped SCOBY
  • ½ cup kombucha
  • 1 Tbsp honey or sugar (as needed)


  1. Blitz all ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding honey or sugar as needed to suit your taste.


Flavor combination ideas:

7 thoughts on “Kombucha SCOBY Smoothie”

  1. OMG. I would have never thought of eating my scoby. Are you really sure about this? 😬 I’ll have to have a talk with my scoby about that.

  2. I’ve been enjoying SCOBY smoothies for awhile now, but use much less. I cut a 6″ diameter SCOBY into eight triangle sections and use one in each 20oz smoothie. Bonus – if you wait a couple of days before consuming, you get a fizzy smoothie! Not everyone’s favorite I know, but I like it!


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