Why Sprouts Are Essential To A Raw Food Diet and A Raw Food Sprouts Recipe

May 22, 2009 by  
Filed under A Raw Food Diet, Sprouts Recipe

Raw Food Recipe - Pineapple Sprouts Explosion

Raw Food Recipe - Pineapple Sprouts Explosion

Those of you who have been on a raw food diet for a long time, know that it works, it’s not a fad and that people were designed to be on a raw food diet. Not only does a raw food diet give you an incredible abundance of energy but your body will thank you in the long run.

To those new to a raw foot diet, by raw we don’t mean raw fish, meat or milk. We’re talking about raw uncooked foods such as mangoes, watermelon, broccoli, spinach, sprouts…etcetera. There are more nutrients in non-cooked foods and your body has an easier time digesting it.

Sprouts are essential to a raw food diet as sprouts act as a concentrated source of the living enzymes and “life force” that is lost when foods are cooked or not picked fresh from your own garden. Their high enzyme content makes them much easier to digest than the seed or bean from which they came.

All nutrients necessary for life are contained in seeds—a food category that includes grain kernels, beans, legumes, and nuts.  Because sprouts are so fresh, and do not sit for days or weeks in warehouses, we know that we are getting optimum nutrition.

If you’re confused on what to eat on a raw food diet, it’s easy to make food starting with sprouts.  You can blend a good mix of sprouts, fruit, and nuts into a power smoothie. Or toss a quick salad with the same ingredients. We provided a raw food recipe below with spouts that you can simply make with ingredients in your kitchen. It’s nutritious, delicious and your body will thank you for it afterward.

A Raw Food Recipe – Pineapple Sprouts Explosion

1 cup of mixed sprouts (your choice)

1/4 red cabbage, sliced finely

1/4 fresh pineapple, cut into bite sized pieces

1 bunch of mint, shredded

Dash olive oil

Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

Simply combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Toss and serve

Raw Salad Kale Tomato Avocado Sprouts Recipe

One of the Most Amazing And Delicious Salads You Will Make!

Kale is so good for you; it’s extremely high in chlorophyll and so fun to eat with it’s rippled edges.  So what better combination is there than kale and sprouts?  This sprouts recipe is a must try for those of you who love a good textured salad with a creamy dressing.  You can make this sprouts recipe extremely messy, it doesn’t matter – it will still taste good!

Ingredients

  • Bunch of organic kale
  • One ripe organic avocado
  • A cup of sprouts of choice
  • One ripe juicy organic tomato
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of dulse seaweed
  • Half a lemon and half a lime

You can also add whatever is left over in your fridge like red, yellow or orange bell peppers, shredded carrots, and sprouted nuts.  Some people like to add a dash of cayenne for a little kick, I like to replace cayenne with a spicy sprout like clover, onion, garlic or radish.  Try it out, you will love it!

To make this sprouts recipe.  Thoroughly wash all your vegetables, especially the kale, then rip the kale into bite sized pieces and place into a giant mixing bowl.  Chop your avocado in half, pop out the seed with a spoon and spoon out the meat into the mixing bowl.  Chop your tomatoes into tiny salsa sized chunks and also throw into the mixing bowl.  Add 2 tablespoons of dulse seaweed or more, and toss in the sprouts into the mixing bowl as well.  Don’t forget to toss in the juice from the lime and the lemon now.  It will prevent your avocado from going bad.

Here comes the fun part.  Massage the avocado and into the kale and really get everything together.  Add in sea salt and pepper to taste and let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour and then serve.

Tip: Make sure you cover your salad with lid when you place it in the fridge to prevent other smells from contaminating your sprouts salad!