Sat 17 Mar 2012
Sprouts are very easy to make! They are great to add to salads, smoothies or just about any dish. They add life and vitality to your meal and the seeds are usually very inexpensive. I urge you to give it a try! And yes, if you have kids, they love watching the sprouts grow… and of course their interest inspires them to indulge in eating them too.
- You need either a sprouting kit or just use a large glass jar (which is what I use) with a piece of cheese cloth and a rubberband to cover the jar
- A handful of seeds (try alfalfa, broccoli, lentils, mung beans, quinoa, radish, sunflower, clover, chickpeas, etc
Place the seeds in a jar (or your sprouter)
- Fill the jar with water and allow the seed to soak overnight on the counter
- Rinse and drain seeds
- Allow them to remain on the counter and begin the sprouting process (some seeds sprout more quickly than others; the pictures shows lentils that have been sprouting for 1 day)
- Rinse and drain the seeds each day until you are satisfied with their growth (some seeds will take 3 – 4 days).
- Store your sprouts in the refrigerator to slow growth.