More info about Rejuvelac, part 1 of 3
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We got more comments about my Rejuvelac video and blog than anything I’ve written about in a long time. The main reaction was, “This is so easy now that I’ve SEEN it, can’t wait to try it!”
Rejuvelac is a probiotic, enzyme drink made from sprouted grain. It costs about $0.25 for half a gallon and it takes about five minutes. Here’s my original video and blog about it.
Keep in mind the fermented Rejuvelac (“done” to my liking in about 24 hours, here in Utah in September where my house is 76-78 degrees) will taste tart, lemony. Another day or two would likely make it naturally carbonated and highly tangy.
Here are questions I’ve been asked, with answers.
Question: What do I do with the stuff at the bottom and top of the jar?
Answer: I failed to show that you can strain the solids (sprouts) out of the Rejuvelac, with a nut milk bag so that it’s just a drink, no floaties or sediment. What I do is drink a glassful from a half-gallon jar of it, but if I’m using it in my green smoothie, I go ahead and use the sprouted-grain solids.
Several of you asked if they should drink it if it smells bad. So I made a batch and smelled it. Since I have no fear of cultured foods, I’d never smelled it before. I agree, it smells pretty bad! But it tasted fine–like Rejuvelac. Tart/tangy, not unpleasant. So my advice is, don’t smell it, taste it!
(That’s the one thing I can’t do for you in my video—reach out and give you a taste.)
Bobby Morgan, the director of CHI, reminds me, “You can ingest huge amounts of nutrients, but unless your body is able to actually absorb them, they’re useless. Dr. Ann Wigmore taught us that Rejuvelac is full of the vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, destrines, caccharins, and phosphates that our bodies need to be healthy. In fact, she felt that ‘Although a beverage, Rejuvelac is actually so nutritious, it could be classified as a food by itself.” (Quoted from “Rebuild Your Health with Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Living Foods Lifestyle.”)
Question: When should I drink Rejuvelac?
Answer: At CHI, we were told NOT to drink Rejuvelac after 4 p.m. Why? Because it gives you so much energy, and if you drink it too late in the day, you might not be able to sleep! Now there’s an exciting answer for those of you who use caffeine to get through the day! Like I am constantly teaching in my classes, get your energy surges from critically needed plant nutrition, rather than a chemical stimulant that hurts you in the process. So, try drinking it on an empty stomach, in the low-energy part of your day. It will cost you $0.05, and if you try it for a few weeks, you may start to really enjoy the lemony taste. You’ll save $4.45 over a Starbucks latte, and you won’t have to stand in line, and it will help rather than hurt your health.
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I’m trying to make some rejuvelac using rye . It’s day 3 & it seems like only a few grains have sprouted but I’m gerring lots of foam when I rinse the grains . Is the rye old & not working .
I watched your green smoothie video about two weeks ago and since I want to loose weight I invested in a commercial blender and bought lots of organic vegs. Then wanted to compete the process and make Rejuvelac. After watching your video several times on how to make it, I ventured ahead. I now have 1 gallon of it in my fridge which I have been using in smoothies and drinking in the first part of the day. I like the taste and I don’t notice any bad smell like others have reported. After straining the quinoa grains out, I didn’t want to discard them so put them into a soup I made the next day. I also, made a small amount into a porridge like cereal. It all worked fine. I do realize that heating the fermented quinoa removes the fermented benefits, however I simply must use up everything! This is the way I was brought up, to use ‘it’ all in some way! However, when I first began soaking the quinoa, it sat on the counter for two days but didn’t sprout, I deducted that it may have been irradiated and wasn’t good, so out it went even tho when I bought it the label said organic!! Fortunately I had more from another source and it sprouted in one day. Thank you for providing another way for me and others to get and stay healthy. 15 years ago I was quite ill and in so much pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis I couldn’t get out of the house, since then I have removed night shade vegs from my diet and have been researching and learning how to be healthy. I am now 75 and do not take any medications. I eat mostly organic foods including ‘nutritional wild foods’ that some call ‘weeds’ (there are many that are nutritionally beneficial) and very little meat. I am doing my best to be as healthy as possible as I age. Bless you for all you are doing to help us travel on the road to healthy bodies.
Hi Anna, thanks for sharing!!