Alfalfa Sprouts

Sprouts are one of the most powerful foods for cellular regeneration(restoration and renewal) and health. Their nutrients are extremely easy for your body to use and they are full of antioxidants, protein, enzymes and minerals. Sprouts are an amazing food that you should be including in your diet! They’ve become a staple in our home which I like to eat on sandwiches, on salads and in my green smoothies.

Sprouts are easy to make, not fast because they have to grow over a few days times, but easy and you don’t need a sproutmaster to make your own sprouts. All you need are alfalfa seeds(they last a long time because you only sprout 1 Tbsp of seeds), 2016-02-23 14.18.57a quart sized jar, and a screen repair patch (you can buy a small screen repair patch for really cheap; here is a pack of five on amazon for $3.50 and free shipping). Cut your screen to be the same size as the circular lid on  your quart jar and use that in place of the lid. You won’t need that lid anymore, just the ring that goes around the lid.

 

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Put 1 Tbsp alfalfa seeds in your jar and fill the jar with filtered water; I put in about 3 cups water. Put the screened lid on top and allow the seeds to soak on your counter overnight or for about 12 horus.

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Stand over the sink and with the screen on tight, dump the water out. Pour water in the jar, about half full, and swish the water around with the seeds, by moving your hand in a circular motion, drain the water and place the jar on it’s side. You will rinse and drain 2 times a day for 3-5 days until your sprouts have grown long tails and are ready to eat.

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Once they look about like this, they are ready to eat. You no longer need to rinse and you can store them in your fridge for a week or two.

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Sprouts are a great addition to salad,

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to sandwiches like my open faced avocado sandwich, and in smoothies!

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Alfalfa Sprouts

1 Tbsp alfalfa seeds
3 c filtered water
quart sized jar with screen (read above for description on how to make this)

Put 1 Tbsp alfalfa seeds in a quart sized jar and add water. Put lid on and allow seeds to soak on counter overnight (about 12 hours). Drain water and place jar on it’s side on the counter. Twice a day, for about 4 days, you will rinse your seeds with water (swish them around in a circular motion), drain water, and place jar back on it’s side. After a couple of days, you’ll notice little sprouts beginning to form and after a couple of more days they will have grown full size. The sprouts will fill up this quart jar. After 4 days, transfer the jar to the fridge to store and use within the next week or two.

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