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Fermented Celery Tonic


  • 1 liter spring water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Light Grey Celtic Sea Salt®
  • 1/2 lemon juiced



  1. In a 1-quart (1-liter) jar add the filtered water and the 5 teaspoons of salt. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the celery to jar.
  3. Add additional filtered water until jar is completely filled to overflowing.
  4. Seal the jar and place in a bowl. Set in a temperature range between 65º to 75º F and out of direct sunlight.
  5. Loosen the jar cap once or twice daily for four days.*
  6. After four days, dilute the celery tonic with 4 more cups of filtered water to yield two quarts of tonic.
  7. Uses: enjoy as a smoothie booster, as a sport beverage, as a hot weather electrolytic booster, or sip and gargle while recovering from illness.
  8. *Optional, seal the jar with a fermenting kit like the Vegetable Fermenting Kit by Perfect Pickler®.

~ Makes 1 quart batch.

Recipe created by Bill Hettig from Florida.