How to Make Beet Kvass

This beet kvass recipe is so easy to make and has so many health benefits.
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I have to admit that I was intimidated to make beet kvass because I thought it was going to be super involved. Then one day I had some beets leftover from a smoothie I was making and I decided to just finally give kvass a try. Wow, it is so easy! This has now become as routine for us as kombucha brewing!

It also happens to have the following health-giving benefits: 

  • Aids digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
  • Promotes regularity
  • Alkalizes the body
  • Cleans the liver and helps it perform its detoxification processes
  • Hangover antidote
  • Helps with anemia (due to its iron content)
  • Helps your vision (due to its Lutein and Zeaxanthin content)
  • Has been shown to help prevent tumor growth
How to Make Beet Kvass | Real Food RN

Beet Kvass

This beet kvass recipe is so easy to make and has so many health benefits.


  • 1 large beet, cut into 1" pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered (you can use more if you like, I love lots of garlic!)
  • 1 Tbsp Himalayan sea salt
  • Filtered water
  • 2-3 whey cubes (optional, you can just use salt)
  • 1 large glass 1/2 gallon container


1. Add beets, garlic, salt and whey to jar.

2. You can use different kinds of jars, as long as they are glass. I use either of these, but typically the mason jar.

3. Fill with water to the top of the jar, leaving 1" headroom.

4. Stir with a large spoon.

5. Cover with a breathable cotton cloth, so critters can't get in.

6. Let sit in a temperate area for 1-2 days, depending on how warm our house is....if you live in a hot climate it will be ready sooner.

7. That's it! (I bet you thought it was waaaay more complicated, I did!).

8. When it's ready you can ladle it into individual glass containers for grab-and-go kvass, or store in pretty wine bottles as pictured at the top!

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16 Replies to “How to Make Beet Kvass”

  1. I too was surprised at the easiness of making beet kvass. Unfortunately the one time I tried it, I found a bit of white mold on top after two days! 🙁 I will try using a heavier cloth next time…I just used a few layers of cheesecloth. So are you supposed to drink an entire bottle at a time? Or what amount is necessary to receive the benefits?

    1. I believe its more of a medicinal beverage, drink it in smaller amounts. I have been known to drink an entire bottle before though, a small bottle from my co–op. Sometimes your body just tells you when it needs more. 🙂

  2. Can I use minced garlic from a jar ? I strain yogurt to make it into Greek style yogurt but how much whey and the Himalayan salt do you use ground I have rock salt so how much rock salt can I add off that my grinder shaker is broke

    1. Hey Julie,
      you can omit the whey and just use salt if you wish. If you want to use whey, then about 2-3 Tbsp should work. 1 Tbsp of the rock salt.

  3. Hi,unfotunately I got a thin white layer on top of the liquid,I read somewhere its harmless,to just skim the white layer off the top? What do you think? Should I or shouldn’t I,as I hate to waste ?

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