I am always happy to receive questions from my Power of Food fans. Here is a recent one about sprouting quinoa.
My intention with sharing these questions is to make it easier for you to live each day abundantly happy and healthy through LOVE.
Thank you very much for you question. I am excited to hear you are trying to sprout quinoa. It is such an amazing source of protein and a very healthy carbohydrate. It’s a great addition to a vibrant lifestyle.
I don’t use any special sprouting quinoa. I always buy organic quinoa from my local grocery store and rinse it before use.
I soak my quinoa for 6 hours and then rinse it off. I then put it into a sprouting jar (glass jar with punched holes in the lid) and rinse it 2 times a day for 48 hours. I always leave it resting on my kitchen counter top in a way the remaining liquid can continue to drain out.
Before bed I like to place my jars in a dark dry place at room temp overnight (my kitchen cupboard works best).
It begins to sprout within 24 hours. If you sprout it too long, it begins to have a sharp lemony taste. Not nearly as enjoyable to eat. Usually around the 30 hour mark is when it seems to be ideal for consumption, but anywhere from 24-48 is good.
Here are 2 ways I like to use my sprouted quinoa
I’ll fill my food processor full of Sprouted Quinoa and other goodies to become my Raw Veggie Burgers!
I also love adding sprouted quinoa on top of my salads to give them a super nutrient boost!
Here are a couple of my favourite sprouted quinoa recipes you can try once you get going!
Check out these posts for more information and recipes using quinoa and sprouted grains.
- The Powerful Benefits of Soaking and Sprouting Grains
- Adam’s Take on Quinoa
- Spring Quinoa Salad
- Rise and Shine Cereal
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