Homemade Rejuvelac - Liquid Probiotic in a bottle
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups soft wheat berries or rye
  • 2-3 capsules of acidophillus probiotic (the more enzymes the better)
  • 2 quart glass jar sterilized
  • Cheese cloth and a rubber band
  1. As with any sprouted or fermented dish, the process will take a few days, but you can make more than one batch with it.
  2. DAY 1: I usually start in the evening by soaking 2 cups of soft wheat berries or rye in a 2 quart jar or smaller glass jars. Cover with 1 quart of water and stir. Seal the jar with the ring that comes with it and some cheese cloth. Soak overnight (8-12 hours).
  3. DAY 2: Next morning, pour off the water and rinse several times until the water comes out clear.
  4. Make sure to drain the jar by leaving it at an angle in the sink or on the dish rack.
  5. Rinse and drain the jar in the evening.
  6. DAY 3: Rinse and drain the jar twice a day.
  7. DAY 4: You will notice that the seeds produced little sprouts. Add 6-8 cups of filtered or spring water. Pour 2-3 capsules of acidophilus if you want a lighter flavored drink and cover with the screen. Set on top of your refrigerator (nice and toasty). Wrap a towel around the jar to keep it in the dark for the next 2 days.
  8. DAY 5: do nothing!
  9. DAY 6: Pour liquid into a glass bottle and serve, refrigerate the rest.
  10. You can make two more batches with the same berries by adding 1 quart of water and let it ferment for one day only.
What to do with the leftover berries?
You can make a cracker by blending the softened berries with sweetener and dry fruit and dehydrate it.
You can also donate the berries to your compost pile, to the birds and squirrels.
Recipe by Kind Cooking at https://kindcooking.com/2011/12/20/homemade-rejuvelac-liquid-probiotics-in-a-bottle/