Sprouts are so easy to make and so incredibly healthy for you, that you will be wondering why you did not start making them sooner!
Why do you want to make sprouts? Why do you want to eat sprouts?
Sprouts are most commonly made from seeds, such as mung, lentil, alfalfa, sunflower, etc. The dried seed is dormant, sleeping if you will. Once the seed has been soaked in water, it awakens, gathering all of its nutrients and energy, preparing to grow. After a few days of rinsing and gathering more energy, a tail begins to form. At this point it is ready to eat.
The raw sprout is so full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals (yes, even protein…lots of it too!) that were not readily available when it was sleeping. Now our body can easily access all the sprout has to offer!
The sprout is a delicious little powerhouse that can benefit anyone….just plan to eat them regularly! Let’s do it!
Step 1: Choose the seed you wish to sprout.
There are many to choose from. I find green lentils and mung beans to be the easiest. You could try chickpeas, red clover, alfalfa, broccoli, fenugreek and many more.
Here I give you green lentils.
Step 2: Soak in filtered water overnight.
I use a large mason jar and add the seeds up to 1/4 of the jar.
Step 3: Drain water, rinse, put jar on its side on the counter.
Step 4: Rinse and drain every morning and evening.
This is Day 2:
The sprouts are already ready to eat! Some times it can take longer. It depends on the size of seed, the age of the seed, and the temperature in your home.
Now all the is left to do is to eat them! You can add them to your salads, eat them as is and even juice them!