My friend Kristin recently reminded me how much I love sprouts when she showed me this video. It’s been almost a year since I have sprouted anything so I got right to work making my 4 favorite sprouts- quinoa, chick pea, lentil and mung bean. Sprouts are so yummy and easy to make at home and the best part is all the health benefits they have.
In only 3 days you can have fresh and yummy sprouts without worrying about what got sprayed on them to keep them fresh at the grocery store. These sprouts take just 3 days and only a bit longer if you want them to be bigger. All you need are a few items you probably already have, some grains, seeds or beans and some water.
This week I will be featuring some yummy recipes using my fresh sprouts so stay tuned to check them out!
What you need
- mason jars
- cheese cloth, thin cloth or mesh
- rubber band or jar lid band
- bowls or dish rack
- grains, seeds or legumes- you can find many varieties in the Winco bulk bins!
How to make it
- put a few tablespoons (no more than 1/4 c) of your seed/grain/legume in a mason jar
- put cheese cloth or mesh on top
- secure with jar band or rubber band
- rinse grains once then fill with water
- let soak overnight up to 8 hours
- drain water
- rinse and drain
- rinse and drain a few times a day until your sprouts are as long as you want it
- in 3 days you should have nice sprouts!
- store in the fridge and use within a few days