Monday, March 2, 2009

SPROUTED MUNG BEAN SALAD


I have a enjoyed a rocking party this weekend with bunch of my friends, watched Slumdog Millionaire for the third time and have some delicious but spicy food .
It is when my health freak soul started sending me notice so that I try out something this week that will again bring me to balance . Exercise will not alone can help so I thought of going for some sprouted diet for at least two days . I have some sprouted green gram and yellow and green peas and alfalfa in my refrigerator. So I thought of preparing a delicious salad with them. Sharing with you today hope you will like it.
But before sharing with you the recipe let me tell you some benefits of adding sprouted seeds in your diet. Condensed energy are hidden within the seed and released in the form of sprout. Sprouts have several other benefits. Sprouts contain lots of fiber and water, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Eating sprouts is the best way of getting the advantage of both vegetable and fruits as they have the constituent and nutrition of both. Mung beans , similar in composition to fruits, are rich in vitamin A, C and B complex. Alfalfa, probably the most popular sprouted seed, contains much chlorophyll, as well as vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, G. K, and U. It also has large amounts of iron, calcium, phosphorous, and sulphur. When a proper diet of greens, seeds, nuts, vegetables, and fruit is followed, a proper balance of acid vs. alkaline foods is maintained. Sprouting helps to reduce the acid-alkaline imbalance which might occur when grains, legumes, and other proteins are used.
So now you know how sprouted food is beneficial for your health.Now taste this delicious dish.

INGREDIENTS:

Sprouted mung beans ½ cup
(green gram)
Sprouted yellow &
green peas ½ cup
Sprouted alfalfa ¼ cup
Boiled potato 1 cubed
Cucumber 1 peeled and cubed
Tomato 1 big cubed
Red bell pepper 1 sliced
Apple 1 cubed
For dressing:
Sun flower oil 2 tsp
Ginger 1 tsp finely chopped
Green chilly 1 finely chopped
(optional)
Fresh coriander hand full
finely chopped
Lemon 1 juice
Salt according to taste
Pepper according to taste


PROCEDURE:
Making the sprouts- Soak the seeds in water over night. Drain and transfer it to the sprout maker and allow it to sit over night. Or you can drain all the water next morning gather the seeds in a clean, breathable cotton cloth. Place them in a basket, cover, and keep the basket at a well ventilated windowsill or warm area in the home. In 1 ½ to 2 days, the sprouts will be ready. Keep them in the refrigerator and use as required.
Combine the mung bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts ,peas sprout, apple , bell pepper, tomato potato ,cucumber, in a mixing bowl.
To make the dressing, whisk together all the ingredients, seasoning with pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss well to coat evenly and serve.
Your healthy salad is ready.
*It should, however, be ensured that seeds and dried beans are purchased from a store where they are fresh, unsprayed and packaged as food. Seeds that are packaged for planting purposes may contain mercury compounds or other toxic chemicals.
BE HAPPY AND STAY HEALTHY.

5 comments:

The Guide said...

I've been trying to live a healthy life and it's not easy when you live in such a "food lover (or monster)" community hehe.. pls keep on posting healthy food.. I'll try the recipe and I hope it's as delicious as it looks..

Netts Nook said...

This looks so good my Dad eats only raw and my daughter is vegan this would please both thanks for sharing.

Arcadia said...

Dear fiend your recipes are extraordinary.We think that we are going to try out a part of them.For us living a healthy life is a gift from God.
Have a blessed and creative day.

alwayswinner786 said...

Thanks to The Guide,Netts Nook,Arcadia for your lovely comments. I am truely trying to share more healthy food in my blog. So that all my friends world over live a happy and healthy life.

Mikes said...

To be honest, this is one of the nicest and most delicious blog i've ever been to. keep it up!