Recipe: Rejuvelac

Rejuvelac is a fermented drink made from sprouted wheat berries. The fermentation extracts most of the nutrients from the berries for a delicious, fresh tasting drink. The leftover berries don’t have much nutritional value but you can place them in compost to feed your garden.



  1. Use a quart jar or other sprouting container to sprout the wheat berries using this basic method until just the tail appears, approximately 2-3 days.
  2. Place the sprouted wheat berries and the filtered water in a jar.
  3. Leave in a warm place for 24-48 hours. The liquid should get a little fizzy and turn cloudy. The liquid should taste clean and fresh with a hint of citrus.
  4. Pour off the liquid to save and place in the refrigerator. It will keep up to a week.
  5. Reuse the berries for a second batch, if desired, but only for 24 hours.

At A Glance

PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes