Benefits of Sprouts
A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer, Pat Leonard, shares the benefits of sprouts with Natalie and Lindee.
1) Nutrient Dense Foods:
Sprouts are a good place to start.
Great way to ward off any Winter-Blues with fresh greens.
Packed with Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and good fats.
2) Start with Choosing the Container:
Purchase - Various types - Jar or sprouter.
DIY - Mason Jar and Cheesecloth or screen.
3) Choose your sprouts:
Purchase local Natural Food Store or online
Some of the most nutrient dense include Watercress and Sunflower
·Alfalfa: a good source of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F, and K
·Mung bean: good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins C and A
·Lentil sprouts: contain 26 percent protein and can be eaten without cooking
4) Add your sprouts into all foods:
Salads, Smoothies, Stir-fry, Sandwiches, wraps, top your pizza, Burgers
5) Sprout Burgers:
4 cups sprouts - cut to smaller pieces
2 cups bread crumbs
Season with herbs: garlic, parsley, basil
Combine ingredients. Keep mixture moist enough to form patties. Fry in olive oil till golden brown on both sides.
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