Dr. Mercola Spouts (Giveaway)

My parents were hippies. If you know them now, that’s probably a little shocking. But it’s true, they were! My mom made her own yogurt, granola, drank raw milk, and had an impressive garden and they were even vegetarians for a spell. They got it mostly out of their system by the time I joined the crew. But my older sister has fond memories of eating home grown sprouts for as a snack.

When I was contacted by Dr. Mercola to host a giveaway for some of their products, I immediately thought of my mother and wanted to give it a try! Although I do stick to mostly organic, local, fresh ingredients…I have never been successful growing my own food. I tried a little garden (4 pots) on my deck. I think it yielded 1 green pepper. But since I could grow these sprouts inside my house (meaning I will actually remember to water them), and the kiddos could see them grow, I dusked off my green thumb and gave it a go.

I started with the pea and sunflower shoots.

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Fill a potting tray with some potting soil, add the seeds, cover seeds with more soil, water and watch them grow!

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These little babies are so good! And good job mom…because they do make a GREAT snack! Crunchy and healthy!! The kids (and hubby) would pick them off and chomp away! I even made a few little side salads with them!

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I was also given broccoli sprouting seeds to try.
So easy! You will need a sprouting jar and lid. Fill with water to soak for a few hours, drain, rinse and drain again. Then put the jar upside down in a bowl and cover with a towel. Rinse and drain every night and in about a week you have sprouts!

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You know how I love my green smoothies! Well, I was also given some organic greens powder. You can just add it to water and drank in the nutrients, but I added mine to a fruit smoothie!

You can learn more about the wonderful nutrients from sprouts here!

And thanks to Dr. Mercola…you can try 1 bag Broccoli Sprouts, 1 bag Pea Shoots, 1 bag Sunflower Shoots and they will even send 1 Sprouting Tray Top and bottom! A great way to have a healthy start for the upcoming summer!
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