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Make Your Own Fruit Kvas

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
Fruit of any kind as many different fruits as you want
1 teaspoon of salt Himalayan Pink works well or Gray Sea Salt
Water Pure and filtered Enough to fill your glass jar

Make Your Own Fruit Kvas

The end result for this beverage is a light fruity taste that is refreshing to your taste buds and great for your digestive health. Adding a little sweet to your water throughout the day will make it more enjoyable to drink and encourages you to drink more.

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Kvas is a fermented drink that is full of probiotics to improve and/or maintain your digestive system health. This drink is very refreshing and will taste delicious too. Going back thousands of years, ancestors fermented foods in order to preserve them due to not having refrigeration options that are available today. They depended on those live healthy microorganisms that change foods that was just picked from the fields to foods that can be stored for a short period of time. Fermented foods consisted off grains, kimchee, sauerkraut, vegetables, and even meats. The fermented process not only kept the foods from going bad but it also helped the digestive system work in a way that other fresh foods weren’t doing.

Today, foods are consumed fresh or flash frozen until its ready to prepare, missing those natural microorganisms that have been found to protect and maintain the overall digestive health. Maybe its time that we bring it back, one drink at a time.

Fruit Kvas is not what you may have been thinking when you decided to start making your own probiotic drink but if you like a variety of fruits and have access to them, it’s a great place to start. Making this drink is not expensive nor does it take up a lot of your time but the end product definitely tastes great.

You can begin by gathering up any fruit you have available; pineapple, apple, orange, grape, blueberry, even mangos. Fruits can be fresh, frozen, or even dried and the amount you have doesn’t matter.

How to Make Fruit Kvas

Before you begin, you will need to gather up some basic equipment:

  • Glass jar – ½ gallon in size
  • Knife – to cut up your fruit
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cheese cloth
  • Rubber band
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Steps

1
Done
2 minutes

Prep the fruit

Rinse off the fruit carefully and allow it to air dry or pat dry gently with a towel.

2
Done
5 minutes

Dice and Chop

Dice the fruit into small pieces or slices that will easily fit into the glass jar neck. If they have tough skins, you may want to mash them with the back of a fork to pierce the skin enough that the fruit will be able to penetrate through the skin and into the drink.

3
Done
1 minute

Add to Glass Jar

Place all prepared fruit inside the glass jar
Note: At this point, you can have four or five different fruits in that jar or just one; its completely up to you.

4
Done
1 minute

Add salt

Add salt to the jar with the fruit

5
Done
1 minute

Add Water

Pour the water into the jar and fill it up the about two inches from the top.

6
Done
1 minute

Cover

Use cheese cloth doubled over to form around the top of the jar. Secure it with a rubber band.

7
Done
2-3 days

Set

Place a towel over top of the jar to give the contents inside a dark place to set. Leave the jar still on a counter top whereit won't be moved around.

Note: Shake the jar up two to three times per day in order and remove the towel and cheese cloth enough so the gas can expel out of the bottle then replace everything and leave it setting.

Note: If your kitchen is warm, leave your Kvas setting for two days but if your kitchen is somewhat cool, you may want to leave it there for three days instead.

8
Done
1 minute

Remove Fruit

Using a strainer and a bowl, separate the liquid from the fruit.

Note: Its okay to eat the fruit after you have separated it from the liquid. The fruit is filled with fiber and is very good for the bowels. Otherwise, you can add it to your compost.

9
Done

Refrigerate

You will want to refrigerate the liquid as soon as you strain it to ensure its freshness.
Recommended Consumption: Add 1-2 teaspoons to a glass of water throughout your day. If you are not use to consuming fermented foods, it may take a little while to get use to the taste. Add less in your water at one time until you get use to it.

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