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Ever wonder why raw food recipes ask for the nuts and seeds to either be soaked or soaked and sprouted? Well, from my own personal experience of having a VERY sensitive digestive system– it makes a huge difference when I soak and sprout my nuts and seeds. Plus soaking nuts and seeds releases the enzyme inhibitors so you can more easily absorb the nutrients, and as an added bonus, some of the fats are also released as well!
Soaking and spouting is super simple, especially once you see it done! Check it out!
When going 100% raw or transitioning into a high raw diet, we all have certain foods that we are attached to. I’ve noticed that quite a few people just can’t let go of the bread!!! So today’s episode I offer you some ideas and substitutes that have worked well for me, including this fabulous dip that I’ve created, it just hits the spot!!
Sunflower & Hemp Seed Dip:
2 Cups soaked & sprouted hulled Sunflower Seeds
1/2 Cup hulled Sesame Seeds
1/2 Cup shelled Hemp Seeds
1/3 Cup red onion
1 Cup loosely chopped fresh Parsley
2 lemons (juice of)
4 medium cloves garlic
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Wash hulled Sunflower Seeds, and soak in water for 8 hours. Rinse and drain and place in a colander for 2 hours at room temperature (for Sunflower Seeds to sprout).
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth (if the blender is having a difficult time blending, you can always add 1/4C – 1/2 C water to get the blender started.