GROW YOUR OWN SPROUTS!
Fresh, sprouted seeds are bursting with protein, vitamins and minerals. You can grow them yourself, and they require no advanced gardening skills. All you need is something to sprout them in, a countertop, and water. To learn more and watch a quick video, click here.
You can buy a sprouter and sprouting seeds at most health food stores. It takes only 5 days to grow from transform dry seeds into delicious sprouts. You can add them to salads, soups, sandwiches, stir-fries, pastas and even smoothies. The most common sprouts include broccoli, peas, watercress, mung bean, wheatgrass and alfalfa. Those looking for a little more kick from their sprouts will delight in radish, onion, or garlic.
There are tremendous health benefits from including sprouts in your diet:
• Sprouts are a powerful source of vitamins, minerals antioxidants and enzymes that fight free radicals
• Sprouts are oxygen dense and protect the body against bacteria, virus and abnormal cell growth
• Sprouts alkalize and support cell regeneration
Making granola at home means you can control how much sugar and fat go in. You can also change up the ingredients to match what you have on hand.
This makes a great breakfast or snack. Serve it just like that, on its own; or with almond, rice, flax or soy milk and fresh blueberries. And because it’s macro-balanced, it’s perfect for post-exercise recovery.
Overnight oats are a quick, hands-off breakfast idea. Combine everything the night before and your breakfast is ready when you wake up. Bored of the same old thing? Homemade means you can change up the ingredients to match what you have on hand.
Training is hard on your body. What and when you eat can have an immediate effect on your recovery. The best way to refuel is with macro-balanced meals and snacks, meaning they contain a balance of carbohydrate, protein and healthy fat.
Looking for a new way to enjoy your greens? Try our tasty kale or swiss chard chips, a crunchy and spicy alternative to regular potato chips. Eat them as a snack or add them as a topping on your favourite main course.