Total Time
72hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 72 hrs

Simple and inexpensive, rejuvelac is a probiotic that can be enjoyed as a cold drink, or used as an ingredient (in many vegan cheese recipes, for example).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup rye berries (or wheat berries, or brown rice, or whole oat groats, or other sproutable grain)
  • 8 cups water, divided


  1. In a large bowl, soak grains in 2 cups of water for 8-12 hours. Drain and rinse.
  2. Repeat soaking procedure until you see the grains start to sprout. Then drain thoroughly.
  3. In a wide mouth jar or bowl, add 4 cups of water and sprouted grains. Cover loosely with towel and let sit for 2 days until a white liquid forms.
  4. Strain grains reserving white liquid. (This is your rejuvelac.)
  5. The rejuvelac is ready when it has a tart lemon taste. Best when chilled if drinking directly.
  6. (Toss out the grains -- or hopefully compost.).