Sprouting 101 + Karen's French Vanilla Rawnola

Hi Everyone! Karmen here :) You may have seen my video on sprouting on the Karen's Holistic Health Facebook page, however, I wanted to get some sprouting tips down in writing for those of you that prefer the written word over audio! I'll also share the recipe for the rawnola I was sprouting ingredients for during that video.

SPROUTING

Sprouting is the process in which seeds germinate and put out shoots. Now you might be saying, "Karmen, why in the world would I want to do this to my food? Doesn't that mean it's gone bad?" In reality, sprouting has immense nutrition benefits! We'll talk about those benefits below, but let's get to the basics here.

  • First, take your nut, seed, grain, or bean of choice and rinse them well.
  • Put your rinsed item in a glass jar and cover with water about 2 inches above the top of the food item, then soak for the designated time. (Time varies from one nut or seed to the next, for example, soak almonds for 8 hours and sunflower seeds for 1 to 2 hours)
  • Rinse...
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Raw Protein Rich Seed Cookies!

I took a favorite raw cookie recipe from our cafe and tweaked it to have no grain, this is it!

My son-in-law Dax and our sweet Julia (newlyweds) stopped by just after I made these YUMMY raw cookies!  Dax, a wonderful chef, exclaimed, “I love these cookies!”  As they had no name…..I just named them after him! Love you Dax! (we do have the most amazing children-in-laws ever....)

ENJOY These Protein Rich Gluten & Grain Free Cookies!


Dax Loves These Seed Cookies

4 cup Sunflower Seeds

2 cups Pumpkin Seeds

Process/pulse into meal in a food processor

Put into bowl and add:

½ cup chia seed

½ cup flax seed meal (grind flax seeds in a blender for 10 seconds)

½ cup hemp seed

2-3 tea. Karen’s Perfect Baking Spice (pg.30 Living in Rawality)

 

Process in a blender:

4 tea vanilla extract

2 tea almond extract

1 cup (plus a little) soaked raisins (drained)

½ cup honey

½ cup liquified coconut oil

 

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