Submitted by Dr. Josephine Lee
A traditional Russian lacto-fermentation beverage for the nutrients from beets and friendly probiotic to maintain intestinal health
1 large or 2 medium organic beets, tops removed
1/8 cup liquid whey
1/2 TBL Celtic sea salt or Himalayan or Real salt
Wash and peel beets and slice into chunks no smaller than about 1/2 inch across.
Put beet chunks into a clean, 1 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 lid and leave on the counter for 1-2 days. Refrigerate.
When all but an inch or so of 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 and use.
When all the liquid is used up from the second batch, discard the beets and start again.
Beet is high in minerals and betaine. Betaine supports liver detoxification. This beverage is a rich source of enzymes, vitamins and minerals. I use it as a sports drink as well as a refreshing pick-me-up in a hot afternoon.