I’ve written before about how much I love sprouts. They’re about as close to a perfect food as you can get, as far as nutrition goes, and most of them are pretty tasty as well. I eat small amounts of sprouts on sandwiches and salads, but by far the majority of the sprouts we grow end up in our green smoothies. It’s a lot easier to just blend them into a drink, so that’s what I do.
On Saturday, my husband went to a local store that sells bulk sprout seeds. He got a pound of mung beans, a pound of alfalfa sprout seeds, a pound of broccoli sprout seeds, and four ounces of fenugreek seeds. The total came to $33. I use about an ounce of seeds to grow a quart of sprouts (within a few days the jar is completely full of sprouts). So the seeds my husband bought us should make about 50 jars of sprouts. That works out to 66 cents a quart for fresh, homegrown sprouts. Maybe not the cheapest food ever, if you count stuff like ramen noodles. But I can’t think of a less expensive food that’s as nutritious as sprouts. Or as quick and easy to grow. So if you’re feeling the crunch at the grocery store, buy a bag of sprout seeds. If you don’t like the taste, just blend them up with fruit or something that you do like. Your health and your wallet will thank you.