Groats - Better Than Oats

Jessica and I (Michael) have gone pretty much raw/vegan. I've been a vegan for the majority of my adult life, and Jessica's been mainly vegetarian since we met. Lately we've been sprouting the world, with fantastic sprouts from alfalfa, radish, broccoli, sunflower seeds, and even groats. They taste great, are incredibly healthy, and we can grow them right in our own kitchen. Today's experiment, we're going to try sprouting quinoa!

The health benefits of sprouts are amazing. Take groats, or sprouted buckwheat. It tastes like a grain (Jessica makes an amazing raw oatmeal with it! And we're dying to try raw granola with it as well) but is gluten and wheat free and not a grain at all. It contains all 8 essential amino acids and is one of the most complete sources of protein on earth. It's great for people (like myself) with hypoglycemia (no more since I went raw!) or diabetes because it helps stabilize blood sugar levels and has also been known to help lower blood pressure (are you listening Dad?). Sprouted buckwheat also helps keep the body alkaline (helping boost the immune system, which helps prevent you from getting infections or sick, and can even help reduce the risk of cancer) and is said to help cleanse the colon as well.

If you check out your raw food bars, chances are you'll already eating this amazing food!

Sprouts are great stuff, and you can make them right in your home!