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Have you ever tried to ferment vegetables? Fermenting the vegetables helps to enhance the vitamins in the vegetables and creates a good probiotic that supports the immune system. Beet/Carrot/Ginger Kvass is one way to ferment vegetables and get a good probiotic drink. It helps to aid in the digestion process. When I first learned about Beet Kvass I tried to buy it on Amazon Prime. It was there, but very expensive! I kept searching and read that I could make it at home for much cheaper. Score! All I needed were organic beets, carrots, ginger, water, and salt. Beet Kvass and Carrot Kvass can also be made on their own. I wanted to add these three together for added flavor.
Chop up the Veggies!
When making Beet/Carrot/Ginger Kvass, make sure to get organic beets. I have a local health foods store where I can shop. The vegetables can be reused up to 3 times after making it, so be sure to get good ones! If the vegetables are organic, then they don’t need to be peeled. If they aren’t, then peel them. Make sure to cut the beets and carrots into small cubes or pieces. Then cut up the ginger into thin slices.
Put the Vegetables in the jar!
After cutting up the vegetables, place them in a ½ gallon jar. Then add 2 Tbs of salt to the jar and fill up the rest with water. You can also use 1 Tbs of salt and 4 Tbs of whey.
Be sure to leave the water least 1 inch from the top.
Let it ferment!
After putting the lid tightly on the jar, let it sit at room temperature for 2-3 days. As it is sitting in a dark part of your house, you will see bubbles starting to rise. This means that the fermentation process is working! When the 2-3 days are up, put the kvass in the fridge. You could strain the vegetables out of it right away, or leave it in there. Just strain it when serving. If you eat it right away the taste will be plain. The longer it is left in the fridge, the more flavor it will have.
An Introduction to Making Probiotic Foods!
Good health starts in the gut, it is known as our second brain! For more information on why our bodies need probiotics check out my eBook called An Introduction to Making Probiotic Foods! It will share with you why it is important for our bodies to consume foods containing live cultures and how to make yogurt, kefir, sour cream, sauerkraut, and kvass.
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