Urban Gardening For Everybody

Sprouts, why should I grow them, then what do I do with them?

2014-02-18 08.49.15Growing sprouts is something people have been doing for centuries to improve their over all health. Not only is growing sprouts easy, you get tons of health benefits from just a tiny amount of sprouts added into your diet. Sprouts are one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, amino-acids and proteins you can grow!

Let’s face it, none of us are getting any younger, and taking steps to keep your health tip-top is something we should all be doing. Introducing sprouts into your diet will not only be fun, it’ll help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

The less you cook sprouts, the more nutrient value you’ll obtain from them, so listed below are a few raw ways that you can enjoy sprouts in your diet. Remember, we sell the seeds, the soil and the containers that you need to start your own little sprout farm in your back yard.

We promise, they taste better than you’d think!

Sprouts and Quinoa Mashup

1 cup sprouted quinoa
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1/2 red bell pepper all cut up
1/2 Tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar like Braggs
sea salt or substitute, to taste
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast – (not brewers yeast)
2 tsp. stone ground mustard

Soak quinoa for six hours and sprout for one day, to maintain freshness. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Allow to marinate for 10–30 minutes before serving then eat it up as you would a pasta salad. Goes great with black bean burgers or even just as a nice light lunch.

Mean Green Sprout Salad

4 cups sprouts of your choice
3 cups spinach sliced in strips
1/4 cup Vidalia Onion, diced small
4 carrots, grated
3 Portabella Mushroom Caps, sliced
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded and cut up into bits
1 yellow pepper, sliced
1 Beefsteak Tomato diced (the juicier the better

Combine all ingredients except the cucumbers and tomatoes. Toss with dressing of choice such as Balsamic or even a little bit of cold pressed Coconut Oil. Add cucumber and tomato to the top.

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