If you guys read this post about how I like to spend my “me time” you know that I love going to the farmer’s market.
Well on one of my trips I stumbled across a little something called microgreens. I had heard they were pretty good for you so I decided to try and implement them into my food.
Now I’m sure some of you probably already know what they are, but for those who don’t…
Microgreens are the seedlings of herbs and vegetables. They are bigger than sprouts but smaller than baby greens. Microgreens are high in antioxidents and promotes good health.
Here’s the really cool part about microgreens:
They can carry up to 40 times the amount of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts.
So basically, if you want to add more broccoli to your diet, but hate the taste of broccoli, add broccoli microgreens to your diet. You won’t have the taste of broccoli and you will have an increased amount of nutrients than you would if you ate plain broccoli.
What I love about them is that along with being super nutritious, they’re very easy to add to any dish. They don’t have too much of a taste to them and they make any dish look pretty. It’s such an easy way to add greens to your food.
I typically buy broccoli or radish. But microgreens can be grown from any herb or vegetable. It all depends on the kinds of nutrients you’re looking to add to your diet.
You can even grow them yourself! It takes about 1–2 weeks for them to grow. All you do is spread seeds across soil, cover with more soil, and lightly water. Make sure they have sunlight. And there you have it. In a couple weeks they’re ready to harvest and eat.
So do yourself, and your body, a favor and try out some microgreens in your salad, or your smoothie, or your morning omelette!