This drink is valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are loaded with nutrients. One 4-ounce glass, 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 and other ailments. Beet kvass may also be used in place of vinegar in salad dressings and as an addition to soups.
- 3 medium or 2 large organic beets, peeled and chopped up coarsely
- ¼ Cup whey
- 1 Tablespoon sea salt
- Filtered water
- Place beets, whey, and salt in a 2-quart glass container and fill with filtered water. Stir well and cover securely. Keep at room temperature for 2 days before transferring to the refrigerator.
- When most of the liquid has been drunk, you may fill up the container with water and keep at room temperature another 2 days. The resulting brew will be slightly less strong than the first. After the second brew, compost the beets and start again with a new batch. You may, however, reserve some of the liquid and use this as your inoculant instead of whey.