– Tisha Casida
I am no cook. Food freedom advocate – yes. But in the kitchen, it is often me and the toaster oven. So when my friend inspired me to make Beet Kvaas, I thought that I may accidentally knock myself off. I am happy to report, that has not happened, and that you shouldn’t be afraid of good bacteria. Careful, yes – afraid – no. Beet Kvaas is a powerful nutrient-dense drink that will have your insides humming. Just some of its associated health benefits include:
* Blood Tonic
* Digestive Regulator
* Liver Cleanser
So, I have documented the steps of how to make the plain-jane version. I only learned this through some other amazing sites that made me feel confidant – my dear friend at GrassFood Farm and then this really hoot-of-a-series called “52 Weeks of Bad-A** Bacteria”.
First of all, you need the following ingredients:
1. 5-7 organic beets cut up into large cubic shapes (be sure and rinse your beets).
2. ½ gallon purified water
3. 1/8 cup whey (how I made my own whey is below)
4. 1 heaping tablespoon high-quality sea salt
If you don’t have whey readily available, you can easily make it. Pick up some plain organic kefir and some cheese cloth, and simply strain the kefir through several layers of cheese cloth overnight. On the bottom of your bowl, you will have the whey that you need.
Put your cubed beets into a large (1/2 gallon) Mason jar. Over the beets, pour your 1/8 cup of whey, and the heaping tablespoon of salt. Pour the purified water into the container until about ¾ inch is remaining on top.
Let this concoction sit on your counter or table for three days, and then put in the refrigerator for seven days. It will be ready to drink and has a nice, salty and fizzy disposition. I fell in love with this at my friend’s GrassFood Farm, and can now make it myself – a very powerful proposition. It is fun to be able to create your own menu, and very powerful to know how to grow your own food. If each of us were able to do even just little bit, it would add to our Food Freedom, Food Security, and levels of Fun (most importantly).