Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Rejuvelac, made from sprouted wheat, Works For Me! Soak wheat berries for 24 hours in filtered water. You can use as little as one cup of wheat (or other grain) and enough water to cover the grains plus an inch or two more. I used more wheat here so as to make Bulgar with some.

You can see I've used some old 'stockings' and a rubberband for the top. Keeps everything in and everything out! :-)

After soaking 24 hours, drain water and store at an angle in a dark cabinet. You will need to rinse grains with filtered water 3 times during the next 24 to 36 hours. (They will sprout during this time and its important to rotate them and rinse them.)

See? Sprouts!
There's lots of things that you can do with sprouts at this point.
If you have a copy of Nourishing Traditions, there's lots of things in there.
You can refrigerate, and use in salads.
There are some wet breads made from sprouted grains like this...you could even sprout multiple grains and make a Sprouted Grain Bread.
You can dry them and make Bulgar. Then you have a grain that has been pre-soaked so you can cook as cereal or grind and you have an instant grain with no need for soaking!

Ok, now on to the Rejuvelac!
Have I told you how much I love this drink?
It is sort of like a lemonade but no where near that sour.
Now that the grains are sprouted, fill the container with water. (Here I've used a gallon pickle jar. I have several of these jars and they come in very handy for soaking grains and nuts. People who drink raw milk also like to use these after thoroughly cleaning with baking soda to remove odors!)
Store filled jar in dark cabinet for 24 hours, covered with some sort of screen. It must have air.

Here's a pic of some of the sprouted wheat that I dried to make Bulgar.

After soaking sprouted grains for 24 hours, strain water and Wallah! -here's your Rejuvelac!
The grains can be used to make one more batch of Rejuvelac and then discarded for bird food.

Here's some Rejuvelac and a batch in the making!
(I don't suggest storing it in a milk jug, maybe a jug that just had water in it, but not one that's had milk. I usually store it in one of the glass pickle jars but I had all of the "working" soaking almonds and walnuts! ;-)
This is one of my favorite drinks!
If you have any troubles with your digestive system, this will help you!
You can drink several glasses of this a day. One site suggests a quart a day!


Marnie said...

Great tips! Especially the one about cleaning pickle jars with baking soda to get rid of the odor!

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Donna said...

Thanks Jenny!