2 recipes for healthy kvass that you can cook at home
For those who love bread drink but want to try something new.
Let’s talk with a nutritionist.
Kvass is one of the few drinks that not only quenches thirst on a hot day, but also benefits the body. It is useful due to the large amount of vitamins B, E and C, as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and other substances. And lactic and acetic acid in the composition help digestion.
Now kvass drinks in stores contain food additives, flavorings and dyes. Therefore, when choosing kvass in the store, be sure to pay attention to the composition and shelf life – the one that is produced by fermentation is more useful.
It is best to cook kvass yourself. It’s not as difficult as it might seem.
Homemade kvass from northern berries
You will need:
- water – 2 l;
- frozen cloudberries – 100 g;
- frozen lingonberries – 100 g;
- dried rose hips – 50 g;
- dried hawthorn – 50 g;
- coconut sugar or honey – 100 g;
- raisins – about 10 berries.
We put all the berries in a glass or ceramic dish with a lid, fill it with drinking water. Add sugar, close and put in a warm place for several days. Open the lid every day and stir. After three days, filter the drink, pour into a bottle and add raisins. Close and put in the refrigerator for another day.
In summer, the famous kombucha can become an alternative to kvass. How to make a drink at home, told in a previous article.
How to make kombucha at home: a step by step recipe
Pineapple kvass (according to the recipe of chef Sergey Leonov)
You will need:
- water – 1 l;
- cane sugar – 50 g;
- peel, core of pineapple.
Dissolve sugar in a bottle of water, add chopped peels and core. Close and leave at room temperature for several days. Every day in the morning and in the evening we open the bottle, we drown the peels. On the third day we filter the kvass, pour it into a bottle and leave it for another day. After we put it in the refrigerator.
It is not recommended to drink more than 500 ml of kvass per day. In addition, the drink is not suitable for those who have cirrhosis of the liver, stomach problems, high blood pressure, kidney disease.
Kvass is perfect for seasoning okroshka. But this is not the only option. How to cook a healthy summer soup on kefir, read the material.
How to cook healthy okroshka on kefir: a step by step recipe