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Beet Kvass Recipe

How to Make Beet Kvass! A sparkly Ukrainian probiotic drink made with beets, sea salt and water. Full of healthy probiotics from the Lacto-fermentation, Beet Kvass is believed to help boost immunity.  It tastes slightly sweet, tangy, earthy and salty- but in a good way! With just 10 minutes of hands-on time,it is so simple- just let mother nature take its course.  (Allow 2 weeks for fermentation- see notes for speeding up this process.)

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How to Make Beet Kvass! A Ukrainian probiotic drink made with beets, sea salt and water. Full of healthy probiotics from the Lacto-fermentation, Beet Kvass is believed to help boost immunity.  It tastes slightly sweet, tangy, earthy and salty- but in a good way! With just 10 minutes of hands-on time,it is so simple- just let mother nature take its course.  (Allow 2 weeks for fermentation- see notes for speeding up this process.)

 

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Ingredients

  1. 2 medium beets, organic (see notes for doubling, recommended) 2 cups diced or sliced, skin ON.
  2. 3 cups filtered water ( tap water may have too much chlorine & inhibit fermentation)
  3. 1 heaping tablespoon fine sea salt, or Himalayan salt ( iodized salt will inhibit fermentaion)

Optional Additions:

Instructions

  1. Dice or slice, two organic beets (about two cups) leaving the skin on.  You want that bacteria from the skin, so dont peel!  Place this in a sterile 4 cup jar. Add any optional addtions. You can double this recipe and place it in a half-gallon jar ( like I usually do). Or use two 4-cup jars. 

 

Notes

This will last indefinitely in the fridge.

I highly recommend making a double batch of this because of the longer fermentaion time.

Flavor this up!!! I love adding onion, garlic and pickling whole spices.

You can speed up fermentation significatly by adding a 1/4 cup of fermented pickle or kraut brine (make sure it is alive and bubbly- from the refigerated section of the grocery store) to the jar. Some people like to add whey, feel free. An easy way to get whey is to strain some yogurt- the liquid is whey! Fermentation should occur with in 3 days- and you can tell by the bubbly action when you tap the jar. Then Refrigerate!

Fermentation slows down in cooler places, and speeds up in warmer places.

 

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