Sunflower Seed Power

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Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another addition of Adam’s Apples

Today I want to talk to you about one of my favourite road tripping snacking choices, the sunflower seed. Sunflower seeds are a versatile snack that can be eaten raw and don’t require any preparation. Place a bag of these high nutrient seeds on your dashboard and away you go.

Sunflower Seed Power
Sunflowers are a great source of protein, fibre and carbohydrates. What make this seed extra powerful are their healthy dose of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E as well as a great mix of B vitamins.

How to Use
Sunflower seeds are a great raw snack or in any recipe. Like all seeds, there is no heating required and can be added to increase the nutritional value and flavour of any recipe.

Suggestions of Daily Use
Breakfast: Sprinkle 2 tablespoons into your scrambled eggs, cereal or smoothie.
Lunch: Grind 2 tablespoons in a coffee grinder and spread on your sandwich or put into soup or salad.
Dinner: Grind some sunflower seeds and add them to your mashed potatoes or sprinkle over your vegetables.

Adam’s Apples BY Adam Hart
Nutrition Coach.

Your Power of Food Recipe Sunflower Seed Cheese Wrapped in green chard

* 1 cup of sunflower seeds
* 1 teaspoon of honey Juice from 1 large lemon
* 1/4 cup of olive oil Dash of fresh herbs of choice
* 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
* 2 garlic cloves
* 1/2 of an onion
* Spices of choice, such as cayenne or other punchy spice
* A pinch of sea salt and pepper
* Green chard leaves to wrap the sunflower seed cheese in.

How to prepare
Soak sunflower seeds in fresh water overnight (6-10 hours). Saute the garlic and onions with the little olive oil and honey for only 2-4 minutes. Place soaked seeds (rinsed and strain) in a food processor with all other ingredients and process. Once done, place a small scoop into a piece of the green chard and wrap. Now that’s a healthy and delicious meal to impress.
Beyond Basics
Once ground, sunflower seeds can be used as a great substitute for flour in any recipe. Substitute 1/4 of flour required for 1/4 cup of ground sunflower seeds.

Recipe Tip
Try roasting a handful of sunflower seeds in the oven at 350° for 5-8 minute (until a little brown). Keep an eye on them because they cook very quickly.  This will bring out the natural oils and add a flavour burst to your salads or anything else you choose.

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This arti­cle was first pub­lished in RV TIMES MAGAZINE, Nov. 2008

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Adam Hart is the bestselling author of The Power of Food. When not on stage speaking, Adam can be found helping one of his many corporate clients in awakening an abundance of energy through his highly engaging stress management solutions.Contact Adam to book a demo for an enhanced corporate wellness experience.