Simply Sprouting!

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I was ecstatic this morning to find the cutest little eensy-weensy baby sprouties playing peek-a-boo in my glass jar. Yes, I see you!

I’ve been flirting with Raw Veganism for awhile. But last Monday, I committed to a month-long trial relationship to see whether we’re crazy ‘bout each other or not.

Our first awesomely epic date was sprouting, and boy-oh-boy, am I in love with this simple, fresh way to rock your healthiest self!

By sprouting, you “awaken” the dormant seeds. These sleeping beauties come alive with revitalized enzymes, vitamins, easier digestibility and dis-ease-fighting antioxidants. Hiiii-yah!

Oh, and they’re delicious, of course. Crispy and crunchy, perfect for salads and juices (recipes to come, I promise).

So what are we waiting for? Let’s get sprouting!! 😀

MATERIALS:

  • 1 large jar
  • 1 large bowl to catch water
  • cheesecloth
  • rubber band

INGREDIENTS:

  • organic mung beans! (Or whatever bean/ seed/ grain you want, but this is a great starter. Just fill a small bottom layer in your jar, they will grow a lot!)
  • 2-5 days worth of patience

DIRECTIONS:

Soak beans overnight in filtered water.

Rinse beans and discard any hard ones that float to the top. Fasten cheesecloth over jar opening with elastic band. Flip jar upside down at 45° angle overtop bowl (for air).

Tuck them into a dark corner in your kitchen. Don’t worry, you can visit them lots so they don’t get lonely.

Rinse every few hours, taking care not to disturb the wee ones too much. Sing them a lullaby or two. Watch them grow with child-like fascination.

**Note: They are ready to eat as soon as you see a little tail peek out, but you can grow them however long you want.

Pat yourself on the back. Smile brightly. Crunch away! 😀

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  • Tammy
    November 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    So, if you can’t rinse them every few hours is that a problem? I wouldn’t be able to do this and go to work.

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      No problem, Tammy! They’ll be perfectly fine if you rinse them every 8-12 hours, just as long as they don’t dry out. 🙂

  • hashimeansbridge
    November 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Thanks for subscribing to my blog!
    Growing sprouts is a lot easier than I thought…

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

      Yes! When I started reading about sprouting, a lot of articles made it sound way more complex and time-consuming than it actually is.

      As it turns out, you can do this without any fancy equipment and for super cheap! Have fun! 🙂

  • ssrijana
    November 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    beautiful its my snacks often i add a dash of lemon little bit of salt a little chili powder and its ready to be eaten 😀

  • Starr
    November 25, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    I’ve sprouted alfalfa but nothing bigger. Can’t wait to try this out! 🙂

  • utesmile
    November 25, 2012 at 9:51 AM

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  • Emotional Mommie
    November 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    YES……I love sprouts 🙂 thanks for reminding me.

  • petspeopleandlife
    November 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    I like these kind of sprouts a lot. So good for the body.

  • angrygaijin
    November 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Beans are amazing! I love all sorts~~ Fresh; baked; refried, pickled…perfect! Soy milk is pretty rad too… along with soy sauce. Fermented beans are ok…

  • uberdish
    November 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Love sprouts! I have never tried mung beans – only quinoa. I am so happy you posted this, as it’s a good incentive to get out my mason jars!

    • sufey (@SufeySuryananadi)
      November 27, 2012 at 5:23 AM

      Yay!! Mung beans are super delicious and they can get real big. So happy to hear that you’re getting back to it! Have fun! 😀

  • Sunshine
    December 12, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Looks great! 🙂