Fresh greens are always a welcome addition to your smoothie.
Time to grow: 5-14 days, that makes them great for impatient people and fun!
You can use them to boost the nutrients in your smoothie in combination with powders or on their own.
My particular favorites are micro-greens.
So I will share with you my newest and easiest method for growing micro-greens.
The initial investment for this setup is a bit expensive, but the ease of use and benefits over time will more than pay for your sprout machine.
Add to salads, top off your bowl of soup and add into your lettuce wraps!
Share your notes on microgreens and sprouts below and have fun!!
Microgreens are packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes– plus they are so much fun to grow! I have gathered some nutrition data and will continue to do updates on this information as much as I can find.
The following information was put together by: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267354000_Microgreens_Assessment_of_Nutrient_Concentrations
Phylloquinone- Vitamin K1 is required for blood coagulation and is most abundant in photosynthetic tissues of dark-green vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and broccoli. Among the 25 microgreens in the study, the most concentrated in phylloquinone was garnet amaranth (4.1 μg/g FW), followed by red sorrel (3.3 μg/g FW), green basil (3.2 μg/g FW), pea tendrils (3.1 μg/g FW), and red cabbage (2.8 μg/g FW) microgreens.
Ascorbic Acid – Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the human body and acts as an antioxidant. The 25 microgreens exhibited Vitamin C content ranging from 20.4 to 147.0 mg/100 g FW. Among samples tested, red cabbage and garnet amaranth microgreens had the highest Vitamin C contents, followed by China rose radish, opal basil, and opal radish.