Beets are loaded with nutrients. One 4-ounce glass of beet kvass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones.
The quality of the beet has a porfound effecto on the results. The final product should be somewhat thick and slightly bubbly. However, even if the drink is thin and not particulary bubbly, it will still provide many healing benefits.
~ 50 calories per cup
Place all ingredients in a two quart glass container. Add filtered water last,, to fill the container. Be sure NOT to use grated beets, as grated beets exude too much juice and the tonic turns to alcohol instead of lactic acid. They should be coarsely chopped by hand, not grated.
Stir everything well with a wooden or plastic spoon and cover securely. Keep at room temperature for 2 days, then transfer to refrigerator. Pour through a strainer then serve.
When most of the liquid is consumed, fill the container with water and referment at room temperature for another 2 days. This second batch will be weaker than the first, but still medicinal. After the second batch is consumed, throw out the beets and start again. You can use some of this liquid as your inoculant instead of the whey if you wish.
This drink is essentially medicinal. You wouldn't serve it to guests -- but it has extraordinary healing powers. We've had more positive testimonials about beet kvass than about any other beverage in the book "Nourishing Traditions".
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|Serving Size: 1 quart (959g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2|
|Calories from Fat: 2 (4%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.2g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.1g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 2745.3mg||95 %|
|Potassium 400.3mg||11 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 11.8g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.4g||14 %|
|Sugars, other 8.3g|
|Protein 2g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 53
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