Hi guys it's Monday munchies and it's trying to eat more raw foods and you want to make some raw chilies or you want to have some just more texture and protein to your raw meals you can sprout your own chickpeas and lentils and beans now I do suggest you research this first because not all beans can be eaten raw and sprouted.
For example kidney beans they have to be cooked in order to remove the toxins from them.
That you can digest them properly and not get ill but chickpeas are one that you can eat raw and all you have to do is sprout them.
I'm going to show you how to sprout organic chickpeas to add to your raw foods and next week I'll show you a great recipe that you can make fully raw with your sprouted chickpeas well for now we're going to spread them.
All we're going to do my sprouting setup for large beans and lentils is pretty simple I just get a pot and a colander that can fit somewhat into the pot and a lid that can fit on the column.
If the colander can fit into the pot then generally the pot lid can fit on top of the colander.
While you're going to do is take your organic chickpeas now. This is a 500 gram bag.
This will make a lot.
I'm only going to use maybe use about a half of this bag.
I'm going is a 250 grams of dried organic chickpeas and this Ameri brand is pretty good but just make sure they're dry raw beans and if you grow them yourself in your garden you can just pick them and dry them yourself for the winter.
Once you have your peas in your calendar you want to give it a really good rinse.
Give them a really good rinse like that and then I just generally finger through them and if there's some that look like they won't be viable they're too Brown or anything like that you want to remove those let's just remove any like this one sort of looks bad we don't want that one in there.
We'll just finger through and pick out any that don't look great and if they're already split in half they're not going to sprout.
You want to remove those as well. All right, and then just gives them another quick one and just plop them down in the pot and cover them with filtered water there we go.
You want to bring the filtered water up to a level that covers all of the chickpeas.
Once that's done I'm just going to pop the lid on and just lay them on the countertop out of the sunshine there's a little bit of sunshine can get it around here and I'll let them soak for 24 hours and then after that I'm going to rinse them three times a day for about three days and while we're waiting for the chickpeas to sprout I'll just give you a little update on my herb pot.
Here are my herbs and I've been picking from them daily to add to salads we have some cilantro here that we grew from the coriander seeds that I have from mountain rose herbs and we have two different types of basil smells lovely and I think they're some parsley in here there's a little bit of parsley and just a tiny bit of dill I took out some of the deal because. This is a giant version of diliman will eventually take over the pot.
That's my little herb pot just sitting here in the cooler window and it's been really great to have some fresh herbs in the winter as you can see it is March here but our winter is going to continue on until the end of June.
Yeah that's just a little update on the pabich herbs.
Now let's get back to sprouting the chickpeas.
The chickpeas have been soaking for 24 hours and I'm just gonna dump off the old water and now just rinse them very good. Okay, and pop them back into the pot and put the lid on and I'm gonna do that three times a day it's not that hard just usually breakfast lunch and supper time I'll give them a rinse and pop them back in here and we'll do that for a few days until they spread we're on day three here now of sprouting our two things this time we want to be a little more gentle with rinsing them because they're already started through.
They're all alive and bursting with energy.
Here it is a little chick pea sprout fully raw chick peas these have nothing cooked they're just soaked and being sprouted and then we can use them in some raw recipes where we want some texture and extra protein and. This is a live sprout from an organic chick pea great for raw foodies. Okay.
I'm just going to give this a little taste here now just to see yeah you're still a little firm.
We're going to give this sprouting another day and see what they're like and then they'll be ready to use in your raw recipes.
It was pretty simple you just get some good organic chickpeas soak them overnight for 24 hours rinse them three times a day for well. This is three days.
You want to go maybe four or five days and then you can have raw chickpeas in your recipes at home where you want a bit more texture and a bit more protein and still keep with the raw food and if you're growing chickpeas yourself you can collect quite a few chickpeas.
If you're doing the Paleo diet and you think that you can't eat beans or a raw food diet and you think that you can't eat beans just look at what nature would provide and you could actually gather up quite a lot of these chickpeas if you were to gather them from the pods and drive them yourself and then you can sprout them and they're alive and full of good enzymes they're great for any of your raw food dishes.
I hope you enjoyed how to sprout your chickpeas and you can do this with lentils and several other peas and beans as well but do do your research because some are quite toxic and you do have to cook them you can't eat them raw.
Chickpeas are one that you can eat raw and stay tuned next week because I'll have a great recipe for you using these Ross sprouted chicken feet.
We want them to sprout a little hi everyone thanks for watching my video if you liked it give a thumbs up and don't fit you.