With summer winding down and days now shifting ever shorter, here is a the perfect healthy recipe to celebrate the season and welcome the Fall, at least outside of Florida.
This great looking recipe is courtesy of a House in the Hills.com.
This recipe serves two persons.
Sunflower microgreens are large, substantial greens that are crunchy and have a pleasant nutty flavor. We love to use them as a base for any microgreen’s salad or as a substantial topping for any salad or main dish. They make an excellent snack and your kids will even try to sneak them!
Sunflower microgreen are a perfect source of complete protein. In fact, they are considered to be the most balanced of all of the sources of essential amino acids, helping to repair muscle tissue and aid in enzymatic functions in the body. They also help build our skeletal, muscular, and neurological systems.
They are known to activate every cell of the immune system and help to keep gut bacteria healthy, thus improving our ability to fight disease. They boost fertility as they contain high amounts of zinc. Zinc is a well-researched mineral that is essential for the development of sperm.
Sunflower microgreens are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. The are high in B vitamins, especially folate. Folate is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women. Folate helps to protect babies from developing neural tube defects (NTDs). The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief. In fact, sunflower sprouts are rich in all of the nutrients that are important during pregnancy such as iron, calcium, essential fats, and folate.
They are a rich source of lecithin which helps to eliminate accumulated deposits in arterial walls, and break down fatty acids into an easily digestible water soluble form. They are a natural expectorant for chest congestion.
Sunflowers are low in calories and high in nutrition, making them ideal for any natural and healthy fat loss program.
Most importantly Sunflowers just taste good and they are good for you!