SPROUTING 101 FOR BEGINNERS
Updated: Mar 28, 2020
1. Mung bean sprouts (small bag $2.58). You can find it in the Asian section of your supermarket, Chinatown, Indian grocery store, or any health food store.
2. Rinse the mung beans. Fill a glass jar with mung beans about a quarter full and then fill the jar with purified water (not tap water) about half full.
Let it sit over night in the jar at room temperature away from any light (I place mine in a kitchen cupboard).
3. The following day drain the water. Rinse the mung beans well with clean water and drain again. Let the mung beans air dry away from light.
4. Rinse the mung beans about once a day. You will start to notice them opening up and sprouting little tails. They are ready to eat when they sprout tails about an inch long.
5. Mung beans usually take 3 or 4 days to fully sprout, depending on the climate where you live. In the Bahamas my mung bean sprouts are ready in two days, sometimes one! (The photo on the right in front of the coconut tree was taken on day two…not quite ready yet)
6. These little mungers are done! Ready for consumption! ONLY EAT SPROUTS IF YOU WANT INCREASED ENZYMES FOR MORE ENERGY, MORE VITALITY, AND BETTER DIGESTION!
7. Sprouts are fantastic on salads, in wraps or sandwiches, in homemade dips/pates, or in smoothies.
Here are a few ideas you can use sprouts with – 4 Gracious Living Detoxifying Live Soup recipes.
Do not cook or heat sprouts as it kills the beneficial enzymes.
You can sprout other beans, seeds, and nuts. The times will vary.
SPROUTS ARE HIGH IN PROTEIN AND GREAT FOR VEGANS/VEGETARIANS.
CRUNCHY WITH A DELICATE HINT OF SWEETNESS.
SPROUTS ARE NATURE’S ANTI-AGING SECRETS!
This is an energizing kale sprout salad with sprouts. Add sprouts to your soups, salads or dressings.
You are what you eat. You are what you think. Gracious Living Lifestyle XO