Russians downs two things most: vodka and beet kvass, but probably not together...maybe. beet kvass has been around for almost 1,000 years and was originally lacto-fermented from stale sourdough bread but now commonly made with salt brine.
- Zero sugar
- Abundant flora
- High in fiber
- Cleanses the liver
- Purifies the blood
Tangy. Earthy. Salty. Addictive. You can add fresh mint or ginger during the fermentation process for a different kick.
4 tbsp. of sauerkraut juice (optional – speeds up fermentation & adds lots of healthy probes)
1 tablespoon sea salt or himalayan salt
half gallon glass jar
Wash your beets and peel (if not organic) or leave skin on (if organic)
Chop them in to small cubes all the same size.
Place the beets in bottom of half gallon jar.
Add sauerkraut juice and salt (If you don't want to use sauerkraut juice, you can double the salt instead)
Fill your jar with filtered water.
Cover your jar with a towel or cheesecloth and leave it on the counter at room temperature for 2-7 days to ferment. You can start tasting it at day 2.
Transfer it to the fridge.
Drink it. I drink about 4 oz. a day
Loosely adapted from the Wellness Mama