This beet kvass recipe is so simple and results in a bubbly fermented beverage that contains probiotics and nutrients from the beets that are great for weight loss, gut health, a sluggish gallbladder, and liver detox.
Add in some lemon, and your liver will be thanking you! These days everyone’s liver could use some extra love, and this homemade beet kvass with lemon provides the liver with nutrients to detox more effectively.
Ingredients to make Homemade Beet kvass
1 large beet or 2 small beets
1-liter sterile mason jar
1/4 cup whey
1 tsp Himalayan salt
fresh juice of 1 lemon
filtered water to fill jar at the end (4 cups)
How to make beet kvass
Sterilize all utensils and spoons by running them under very hot water or dipping them into a bowl of boiling water.
Wash the beets, then dice into 1 cm cubes and place into a sterile 1-liter mason jar with the whey salt and lemon juice. Add the filtered water to fill, leaving a 1 cm gap at the top.
Stir the ingredients with a sterile spoon. Place the lid on the jar and let it sit out at room temperature for four to 7 days, then transfer to the fridge where it should keep for weeks.
This beet kvass recipe has an earthy and slightly salty flavor to it. The longer the beet kvass ferments, the more tangy and bubbly it becomes. Taste test the beet kvass after four days. If you want a more bubbly and tangy probiotic drink, let it ferment longer.
Serve the homemade beet kvass with additional juice from 1/2 a lemon, some ice cubes! Lemon adds the perfect zing to this beet kvass recipe that is great for liver detox and weight loss.
Benefits of beet kvass
One of the primary benefits of beet kvass is that it is a great probiotic drink for gut health. Traditionally our ancestors had lots of probiotic-rich foods in their diets due to fermenting foods and beverages to keep them from spoiling.
Due to refrigeration, many people are not getting enough probiotic-rich foods in their diets. 70-80 percent of the immune system resided in the gut, and probiotic bacteria are crucial for a healthy immune system.
Optimal gut health is dependant upon the diversity of probiotic bacteria that reside in the colon. Drinking homemade beet kvass is a great way to inoculate the gut with probiotic bacteria.
This beet kvass recipe helps to support phase 3 liver detoxification. The liver is the primary organ responsible for detoxifying substances from our body and environment.
The liver dumps its detoxified toxins into the bile. Bile then flows into the small intestine and out of the body through the bowels.
This homemade beet kvass is excellent for supporting a sluggish gallbladder and improving bile flow so that toxins from the liver can be escorted out of the body via the bile.
This beet kvass recipe is a great liver detox drink for weight loss. Liver health and weight loss are intimately connected, which is why beet kvass is a healthy probiotic drink for people who want to lose weight and cleanse their liver.
Beets are one of the best superfoods to cleanse the liver and gallbladder. Learn more about the benefits of beets for a sluggish gallbladder and how to make the best gallbladder cleansing beet juice!
Beet Kvass Recipe
- Sterile mason jar
- 1 large beet
- ¼ cup whey powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 lemon
- 4 cups filtered water
- Sterilize 1 liter mason jar and utensils in boiling water or by running under very hot water.
- Wash and dice beets into 1 cm chunks and place in the mason jar.
- Add in salt, whey, lemon and water. Leave a 1 inch gap at the top of the jar.
- Leave the jar on the counter top at room temperature for 4-7 days.