Updated: Feb 13
2-4 medium beetroot (depending on the size of your jar)
1/3 of a cup of whey
3 Garlic Clove (optional)
Place beetroot slices (1/2 cm thick) on top until the jar is ½ full. Add whey into jar and then water to fill the rest of the jar up to about 1 inch from the top.
Ferment for 2-5 days (depending on temperature) in a warm place on the bench (around 20 degrees C) – turning the jar around a few times a day. Fermentation is faster in warmer weather. When fermentation is complete you may store the Beet Kvass in the fridge.
When most of the Kvass has been drunk and a quarter remains, you may top it up again with water and return it to the bench for another couple of days. When the water becomes pale, the beetroot is spent and it is time to make a new one.
1 – 2 tablespoons diluted in a glass of filtered water. Adding beet kvass to your homemade soups will provide valuable enzymes and lactic acid to aid with digestion. Remember to introduce in small amounts to reduce the die off reaction.
Beet Kvass is a wonderful digestive aid. It assists in correcting constipation whilst promoting regularity and alkalises the body with a variety of nutrients and cleansing qualities. Beet Kvass has great liver supporting properties that assist in reducing morning sickness in pregnant women.