Featured Food: Beet Kvass

Yes today I have used my own picture, as this is my own homemade brew (thanks to Jeanine Weger for the perfect mason jar). Last week I discussed kombucha, but also discovered this other wonderful Russian drink kvass. Traditionally it is made with stale rye, but my weariness of all things wheat, lead me to focus my attention on the beet version. This fermented drink has been prepared in Russia for at least a thousand years (think beer minus the alcohol for the traditional kvass). What’s fascinating is their medicinal use of the beverage. It’s been used for:

  • liver cleansing (and we all know how important that liver is for so many different functions)
  • therapy for chronic fatigue
  • therapy for chemical sensitivities
  • allergies
  • digestive problems
  • blood tonic
  • promote regularity
  • alkalize blood
  • good treatment of kidney stones
  • hell it has even been used in Europe as a cancer therapy

Pretty impressive, and here is what Sally Fallon has had to say about the stuff,

“This drink is valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are just loaded with nutrients. One 4-ounce glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments.”

Tonight will be my first night to try it, but I am pretty pumped to add it to the list of nutritional/traditional food preparations that I’ve incorporated into my routine to nourish my body and protect it for its future (add it to bone broths, fermented vegetables, liver intake and who’s what will come next. I’m so in too looking out for my second brain=digestive system). This was really easy to make as well:

  • 2-3 peeled and chopped beets (do not grate)
  • 1/4 cup whey (mine was grassfed from the Swiss Connection)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • filtered water

Put it in the jar, fill with water, seal and let it set at room temperature for two days before drinking in all its nutritional goodness. Refrigerate. Once you have drunk nearly all of it you can refill it with water one more time, let it set another two days and drink. Quick and cleansing! For more information on our weight-loss programs check out our website at bodychange.net.

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