Today I sprouted a mix of raw Flax seeds, raw sesame seeds, raw pumpkin seeds and raw sunflower seeds.
We have been working on a new product based on this mix which is also the mix we are using to make our raw chocolate sprouted seeds truffle.
Let me tell you that the amount of protein that you get it just amazing. I am not even talking about the nutrients, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants they contain once they have been activated or sprouted if you prefer. It may not be a paleo friendly superfood but it is definitely vegan. I am not neither one nor the other but I just listen to how my body feels when I eat them. And it feels damn good. No bloating, unfriendly gas and my energy is over the roof.
My breakfast this morning was this superfood raw cracker with a beautiful homemade raw coconut butter and our soon to be raw chocolate sprouted spread which so divine yet so nourishing. In one tiny cracker, I had enough food to hold until 1.30 pm. Why would you tell me? Simply because it is loaded with so much protein, calcium, iron, high in energy, minerals (manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium and zinc), omega-3, folic acid, niacin, B1, B6, B2 vitamins, lignans (fiber) which acts as antioxidant.
Each seeds is a superfoods treasure. Please let me guide you:
1. Sunflower seeds are rich in nearly 90% of vitamins group B, vitamin E, phytochemicals, protein, minerals (manganese, selenium), antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats help protect against free radicals.
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2. Sesame seeds: Sesame seeds are full of calcium and other key minerals such as magnesium, selenium. they contain vitamins B, A, D, E, K. Did you know that you can absorb the vitamin D much better is it is combine with vitamin K. This was the discovery of M. Weston Price at the beginning of the 20th century.
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3. Flax seeds have been consumed for thousands of years. It is such a wonder super foods that I can understand why men chose to consume it at all times. It contains minerals, vitamins, lignans, fiber, protein and omegas.
You may want to check this website which explains in further details the health benefits of flax seeds.
4. Pumpkin seeds are another alkaline forming super wholesome food. They contain manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron and tons of protein.
They are really a healing food. Please see below for futher information about it:
Now if you soak or activate your seeds, all the nutrients they contain can be absorbed by your body. You can please refer to my blog to understand the mechanisms for sprouting.
What Makes Hnina Special: Part 2: The Importance of sprouting.
You can do cakes, crackers, truffles, burgers anything you can think about can be done. You just need to think about textures, nutrition, taste and freedom. So instead of focusing on protein powders and processed superfoods that have been pre-made for your convenience, why not focusing on wholesome organic functionnal superfood for your health. If Nature gave it to us, that means that we should appreciate it.
P:S: Please forgive my English mistakes… I am a French working mom.