HOW SHOULD I EAT MY MICROGREENS?
One of the great questions we are continuously asked about is How Should I Eat My Greens?? You may eat them all kinds of different ways, but since you asked…here are some of the ways we enjoy our greens:
We eat sunflower shoots while doing just about anything just as they are. They are delicious and full of refreshing crunch. We also really like them in our green smoothies. We blend up many different types of fruit with some purified water and omega oils and then we throw in a handful or two (or three) of sunflower shoots. They are quite mild and add subtle flavours to our smoothies. We miss them when they are not there. They are also terrific in our wraps or as a salad with or without other veggies or on a raw pizza. Many people enjoy sunflower shoots juiced as well.
Pea shoots have delicate and juicy leaves and are highly nutritious. The stalk of the shoots can tend to be a little stringy (kind of like celery) so whenever we eat them whole, we chop them first. These can be juiced and they are also amazing in wraps, on veggie burgers or on sandwiches. They are actually surprisingly peanut-buttery when added to our favourite waffle recipe or in chocolate cakes. What we do is immersion blend them with the recipe’s liquid ingredients prior to putting the recipe together. Look for the recipe for our waffles on our Recipes page. You may add them to your favourite recipes by immersion blending them as I described above.
Extremely nutricious and packed with chlorophyll! It is said that the vitamin, mineral and enzyme content in one ounce of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to the values found in 2.5 pounds of other green vegetable juice. A special juicer for wheatgrass is important for getting all the juice and nutrients from the grass. The one we have has an auger which pushes the grass through a small opening while collecting the juice into a container below. We like to enjoy our wheatgrass juice straight up or in our smoothies. We tend to juice several ounces at a time and freeze it in ice cube trays. This way we always have some on hand.
We have been told several times (by people that really know wheatgrass) that our wheatgrass is the best they have EVER had. Yum.
Yummy and so different. Buckwheat has a mild, yet unique taste which blends well in our mixed greens salads. It stands out because of it’s long stems and buttery soft petal-like leaves.
Natasha Kyssa’s book entitled The SimplyRaw Detox Manual contains some great raw recipes which we use often. And Natasha has just released a new book called The SimplyRaw Kitchen which is full of excellent photos, information and best of all…..delicious recipes.
We hope this helps. Please share with us what you like to do with your greens!
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY LIVING FLATS?
There are three ways to care for your living flats of microgreens at home:
1. Refrigerate the whole flat(s) and harvest as required.
2. Harvest your flat(s) using clean kitchen scissors, then package and refrigerate your greens.
3. Place your flat(s) on trays in a well ventilated area (be sure to remove the plastic we cover the flat with when we deliver) complete with natural light. Check your flats daily for plant floppiness. You could also simply lift up a corner of the flat to see how heavy or light it is. (If it’s light it needs water.) Pour a little water at a time into the tray (which you have placed under the flat) so that the plant can absorb water from the roots. Do not over water. Spraying the leaves is not recommended. Harvest with clean scissors and eat your greens a little, or a lot, at a time!
MY HOME IS SMALL, CAN I LEAVE THE FLATS IN THE BASEMENT?
Yes you could do so for about a week but it might be inconvenient for you to eat your greens if they are so far away from the kitchen.
Our nursery trays measure 10″ x 20″ each. I found that if I strung together two 2-high shoe racks, our four flats fit perfectly on them. This type of rack is typically inexpensive, and you can stack the flats so it takes up less space. If the racks are wooden it might be a good idea to place something underneath the trays to stop moisture from causing mold on the racks.