Friday, August 8, 2008

Growing Sprouts In My Kitchen

Did you know that you can sprout your own alfalfa seeds right in your own kitchen! Even better add a little radish and mung bean and you have a variety of nutrition.
I have recently had some health issues that have created a wonderful opportunity for us to change the way we eat and sprouts are definately on the menu!
Let me show you how easy it is.
I purchased my a Kitchen Garden Sprouter like this one
If you do not have a sprouter, a mason jar with a breathable lid (cheesecloth) will work just as well.
First choose what type of sprouts you like. For better nutrition, we like a variety mix that I purchase at called Sprout Spree sandwich mix. It contains alfalfa, red clover, mung and radish seed. A pound, which costs $11.00 will make you enough sprouts for at least a year. You will not need to buy sprouts again. And best of all, they are fresh!

First, measure out 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of sprouts into warm water in a bowl, like this. If you are using a jar, only use half the seeds, about 1 tablespoon.
Let this sit covered on your counter overnight.
In the morning, simply pour these into your sprouter. Begin spraying them (if you have a sprayer at your sink) or misting them with water 3-4 times a day. If you have them in a jar, make sure to store the jar on its side while your sprouts are growning.
This is what they will look like after 2 days.
Give them 2 more days and the will be ready to eat.
Our favorite way to eat them is in sandwiches, whole wheat bread, avocado, sprouts, tomato, and cucumber, YUM.
I mentioned that our diet has changed. It will be exciting to share some of the new things we are eating and enjoying so much. Blessings for a wonderful day,

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