Adventures in Veganism
Once upon a Vegan…..no, scratch that. Once upon the new vegan….noooo, that’s not right! Ok, ok I got this. Don’t want to sound too new to the blogging world.
Alright, here we go:
The Adventures in Veganism: Part 1
So here we are. Welcome! This is basically Day 1 and I’ve decided to write to you about my first steps to becoming a vegan and hope to make you laugh as well as share any new insight I learn.
Today’s topic- Sprout Growing! Yesssssssss!!!! I’m half super pumped and half wondering, is this really what I’m getting into? Though, something about creating my own food from scratch is really enticing. I wonder how it will taste? And more so, how it’ll make me feel after eating it? No waste of time, here I go.
I decided to buy myself a Hydroponic Sprout Grower. Sounds super duper awesome but also somewhat intimidating. However, it’s actually quite simple. I’m starting with Mung Beans. This type of bean includes soybeans, lentils, chick peas and adzuki.
Spouting has a long history and in Ancient Chinese medicine, has been used to cure many ailments. Many different sprouts are extremely high in Iron, potassium, calcium, magnisium, niacin, and phosphorus. These also cover vitamins A, B, C, and E and many can even give you your daily recommended dosage of Amino Acids. So if this doesn’t entice you like it does to me, I don’t know what would! And to be honest, I’d rather eat sprouts than take a pill daily. To me, this is definetely a change from my smoothies every morning. I can add these little sprouts to salads, sandwiches, dips, entrees, breads, and even desserts. I haven’t even grown them completely yet but without further ado, let’s get to it.