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How to make Rejuvelac

Making Rejuvelac is a really simple, really cheap way to get lots and lots of good probiotics in your diet or as I like to call it Friendly Flora!  It can be great to help rebuild a good flora in your gut and combat yeast overgrowth and/or candida.  This recipe for Rejuvelac will make about six quarts when you are all done so there will be plenty for everyone.  And really it only cost pennies to make, if that!  Once the Rejuvelac is made it is great to add in place of water in smoothies or making juice from concentrate.  You can also just drink it although my kids don't like it plain.  I have also added it in place of water to my glass of Ormus Greens and Liquid Light.  Talk about the perfect enzyme full, nutrient, mineral and probiotic rich way to start your day!

Rejuvelac
1/2 cup soft white (spring) wheat
Filtered water or Spring water

In a 2 quart jar place wheat berries and fill the jar with water.  Cover the jar with a cheesecloth, nylon mesh screen or I used a stainless steal sprouting screen, I got it here (you can see it in the picture below).  Let wheat soak for 10-15 hours.  Drain off water (do not rinse the wheat) lay jar on counter and let the wheat sprout for 2 days.  After this time, cover the sprouts with about 6 cups of water and leave at room temperature for 24 hours.  This water is your Rejuvelac, pour it off into another container, it is best to drink at room temperature but it will keep for 2-3 days covered in the refrigerator.  It should be yellowish, cloudy and tart, with some bubbles/foam on top and a little bit of a yeasty smell.  If it become too sour or slightly carbonated it may be starting to be a bit unfriendly and you probably shouldn't drink it.  Just watch it on really warm days it may take less then 24 hours.Immediately refill your jar of sprouts with 6 more cups of water and soak at room temperature again for another 24 hours.  The sprouted wheat can be used this way a total of 3 times then the wheat is great to feed birds, to add to your garden or to your compost pile.

Rejuvelac can be prepared using wheat, rye, quinoa, oats, barley, millet, buckwheat, rice and other types of grain.  Best results have been found using wheat, rye, and quinoa.

By the way if you don't have a 2 quart jar you can easily use two 1 quart jars and just use 1/4 cup of wheat and 3 cups of water per jar.





12 comments:

Myrna Foster said...

Why can't you eat the wheat sprouts?

Jennet said...

Tammie,
it is funny that you posted it right after i had harvested my first ever rejuvelac. It is pretty strong for to drink straight, so I am planning on adding it into my smoothies.
Thank you,
Jenneta

Tammie said...

Myrna: You can totally eat wheat sprouts. In fact they are really good for you. My guess is that these ones are going to be a little on the fermented side and probably won't taste very good.

Anonymous said...

Do you have to use soft/spring wheat or can you use hard/winter? Love your blog! I've loved everything that i have made from it:)
Ali

Tammie said...

Ali: I have used the other kind of wheat too soft seems to work the best though. You may just need to soak the hard wheat a little longer.

Myrna Foster said...

Thanks, Tammie. We eat sprouts all the time. They're yummy.

Jennet said...

I used kamut berries, dont know if they are fine to make rejuvelac from. What do you think about it, Tammie?

Tammie said...

Jennet: I think they sound like a great option!

Courtney said...

My husband just drank a quart- he said it tasted like a combination of lemonade and dirty socks?!?! How much do you usually put in stuff? How much should we drink? Do you just put it in smoothies?

Tammie said...

Courtney: I'd say your husbands description was fairly accurate! Although I have never tasted dirty socks. I think 1/2 cup to one full cup a day is enough I probably drink a little more then that. So far we have drank it plain (not our favorite), added it to our smoothies in place of other liquid, I like to drink it with a tablespoon of Ormus greens and some Liquid Light. I think it tastes better this way then plain although I wouldn't call it good but oh so nourishing! I have also used it as the liquid when making 100% fruit juice from concentrate like orange or apple juice. You do want to be sure to drink it all up though within 3-4 days maybe sooner. If you ever add water to a salad dressing you could use it in place for that too. I think you could pretty much add it to whatever you would use water for that doesn't get cooked. Because obviously what is the point if you are just going to kill all the flora. ;)

Lewyville said...

We have to eat gluten free at our house...is there a gluten free substitute for this?

Tammie said...

Lewyville: Rejuvelac can be prepared using wheat, rye, quinoa, oats, barley, millet, buckwheat, rice and other types of grain. Best results have been found using wheat, rye, and quinoa.

Some of those grains are gluten free. ;)