Traditional beet kvass recipe that is an unbeatable morning and evening tonic for rapidly boosting health.
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.
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.
Drink as desired and refrigerate once the fermentation period is complete. A 4 ounce glass morning and evening is recommended.
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.
When all the liquid is used up from the second batch, discard or compost the beets and start the process again.
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.