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If you have never had beet kvass before, you must try it! Beet kvass is incredibly easy to make and has so many benefits.
One of my favorite benefits is that it is a super easy source of probiotics, even for Stage One of GAPS Intro. Unlike other probiotic foods, which have a limited amount of brine that an early GAPS patient can consume, beet kvass is a fermented liquid. A single batch produces a large amount of liquid that will last you quite some time as you work through the first stages of GAPS.
Kvass is also very simple and frugal to make, which is always a win in my book. The only required ingredients are beets, salt, and water. You can even reuse your beets to make multiple batches of kvass, making it extra budget friendly. I think it tastes pretty good, too. (Okay, to be honest, you have to adjust to the taste. But I promise you’ll think it’s delicious once you do!)
Finally, in addition to being filled with good bacteria for your gut, beet kvass does great things for the rest of your body. It is infused with the antioxidants from beets, and can help support detoxification. You may also remember that it is one of my favorite constipation remedies – and a Stage One legal constipation remedy is always welcome!
This stuff is strong, especially if you already know that you are sensitive to ferments. Start with just a small amount at a time (like a tablespoon or even just a teaspoon), and slowly work your way up. I now drink a quarter cup with my morning and evening meals. You’ll find an amount that is good for your body.
If you don’t want to drink the beet kvass straight, feel free to experiment with it! Use it as you would other juices – like for making probiotic gummy treats! Just be sure that you do not heat it, as that will kill off the good bacteria.
Have you made beet kvass before? How do you like it?
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