Thursday, 27 March 2008
Have you heard of Rejuvelac? I first read about it in a raw recipe book a few years ago but never made it until recently.
It's made very simply by soaking half a cup of wheat berries (whole wheat grains) overnight, then draining them and leaving them to sprout for two days. Then you toss them into a blender with 2 cups of water and chop them up a bit, then strain that mixture into a jug with 4 more cups of water, cover it with a tea towel and leave it for 3 days. Stir it twice a day, and at the end you get an interesting fermented liquid which looks cloudy and smells sort of lemony/sauerkrauty. You can keep it for a further few days in the fridge.
You can drink it as is, but we like it with some lemon juice and a little agave. With the slight natural carbonation, it makes a great lemonade that's excellent for your insides!
Here's what they say about it...This slightly fermented wheat berry drink is one of the most important items in the living foods lifestyle. It contains friendly bacteria that are necessary for a healthy colon and assists the body in removing toxins. Rejuvelac is filled with B complex vitamins and vitamins C and E.