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25th Sep

2014

kvass

Berry-apple kvass

Ah, mom life. Trying to get it all done and be the best that we can be. Usually on a tight time frame and tight budget. Doing our best to keep our families well fed, well slept, well played and healthy.

Lately I’ve been focusing on balancing home life with my ever growing Dayvacare business and have found myself with a lot less “free” time for my own health and wellness.

So that’s what this post is about. An easy and fast way to keep and ourselves strong and healthy during the upcoming cold and flu season without spending a ton of time or money.

Probiotics are one of the best ways to help ward off the nasty cold and flu bugs that start to come around this time of year. When we have healthy gut flora we have a higher resistance to germs and our immune system can work better.

Kvass is by far the simplest and quickest way to make your own probiotics at home for very little money. It’s one of my favorite ways to get my daily dose next to a heaping bowl of sauerkraut (which i will be posting about in a few days).

Below is the recipe for a simple apple and berry kavss because apples are in season and the berries were a good price at Trader Joes. You could easily use other fruit such as pears, pineapple, oranges, peaches and ginger. Just make sure to keep the amounts the same.

Berry-apple kvass:

Berries, apple, raw honey, water

Take one clean quart size mason jar and fill it 1/4 up with the fruit, add a big spoon full of raw honey ( I usually don’t measure but if you need to measure make it about 1 TBL), fill the jar with water until there is about a 1/2 inch of room at the top, seal the jar and leave on the counter for about three days. Give the jar a good shake twice a day to keep any bad bacteria from collecting at the top. Give it a taste on the third day, it should taste a little like a fruity wine spritzer. If it doesn’t taste a little sour and sparkly give it another day or two.  Strain out the fruit and transfer to a jar or bottle and put in the fridge.  It can last a long time in the fridge but I usually drink it all in about two days.

Now go make your good bugs! (that’s what we call probiotics in my house)

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Amber deLaurentis

2014-10-02 08:21:32 Reply

This stuff kicks some serious kvass… enjoying it now. Thanks, Dayva… feeling better already.

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