Sunflower Sprout Smoothie
Sunflower Sprouts are easy to grow at home and are bursting with nutrients! High in protein and easy to digest, all sprouts can add a little something extra to your diet. Because nutrients like Vitamin C, folate, and beta carotene all start to decrease once a plant has been harvested, older greens in the grocery store might not carry as much nutrition as you think. Sprouts and microgreens have a shorter shelf life, so they are usually locally grown and pack a higher nutritional punch. Here I combined the slightly bitter and very green taste of sunflower sprouts with a banana to sweeten it up and a tart green apple to play on the fresh vegetal taste.
1 green apple, cored and rough chopped
1 handful sunflower sprouts (½ cup)
1 cup baby spinach
1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1. Combine ingredients in a high-powered blender with cold water and blend until smooth. Can store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.