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How to Make Beet Kvass (Recipe + Video How-to)

Beet Kvass Recipe

Traditional beet kvass recipe that is an unbeatable morning and evening tonic for rapidly boosting health.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Russian
Keyword traditional
Prep Time 10 minutes
Fermentation time 2 days
Servings 1 quart
Calories 10 kcal
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Wash beets thoroughly and slice into chunks no smaller than about 1/2 inch across. Feel free to peel the beets if desired; doing so reduces chances for mold on the ferment.

  2. Put beet chunks into a clean, one-quart mason jar. Add whey, sea salt, and enough filtered water to fill all but 1 inch from the top of the jar. Stir and mix well. Close the lid and leave on the kitchen counter for 1-2 days. Try to keep it away from the fruit bowl to discourage the growth of mold.

  3. Drink as desired and refrigerate once the fermentation period is complete. A 4 ounce glass morning and evening is recommended.

  4. When an inch or so of beet kvass liquid is left in the jar, refill with more filtered water, stir, and close the lid again and leave on the counter for 2 days more. Refrigerate fresh batch of beet kvass and drink as desired.

  5. When all the liquid is used up from the second batch, discard or compost the beets and start the process again.

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Recipe Notes

If the beet kvass is too salty for you, feel free to reduce the salt to 1/4 tablespoon for your next batch. 

White fuzzy bubbles forming on the top of the liquid is normal and fine as the fermentation progresses.


Nutrition Facts
Beet Kvass Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 ounces)
Calories 10
% Daily Value*
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.