Ayurveda

Bring in Green!

Green is the color of the season.  Fresh local greens are starting to make their appearance at a farmer’s market near you. Show them some ♥  Bring them home!  Simply steam with a dash of coconut oil, salt, (pink Himalayan salt from the local Indian market?), and crushed black pepper for an amazing treat – your body will thank you!

Sprouts are a perfect way to send food based ‘information’ to the body and mind to cue Spring time.  Ayurveda says this is a time to reset and renew – to kick-start a fat burning metabolism that this season naturally heralds.  If you have the time to boil water, you can start your own sprouts on the kitchen counter and let nature do the rest.  Here’s a simple how to.  Check back for recipes to use your sprouts in!

Step 1: Soak whole green Mung beans in hot water (warm to hot is adequate) for 6 to 8 hours.

Step 1: Soak whole green Mung beans in hot water (warm to hot is adequate) for 6 to 8 hours.

Step 2: Place soaked and drained Mung in a thin, clean cloth towel or napkin.

Step 2: Place soaked and drained Mung in a thin, clean cloth towel or napkin.

Step 3: Place the loosely bundled beans in a colander and leave on the counter; Spray and moisten the bundle with clean, warm water once a day. Check in 24-36 hours - you will see baby sprouts! Refrigerate! Use raw in salads for a crunchy note.

Step 3: Place the loosely bundled beans in a colander and leave on the counter; Spray and moisten the bundle with clean, warm water once a day. Check in 24-36 hours – you will see baby sprouts! Refrigerate! Use raw in salads for a crunchy note.

Author: ayurjaya

Clinical Ayurveda Specialist

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