Nature Cures Nutty Seed Salad Snack

Try out this recipe using alfalfa as a healthy nutritious snack or accompaniment to any meal. No cooking required!

Ingredients

One to two handfuls of de-husked alfalfa and any other choice of sprouts (pick up a handful and shake excess seed husks lose). The husks are a good source of fibre but can be a little bitter tasting. 

Organic low fat bio culture yoghurt. Enough to cover all ingredients when mixed

Tablespoon of each of the following: (all optional according to availability)

  • Pine nuts

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Sesame seeds

  • Poppy seeds

  • Hemp Seeds

  • Oatmeal

  • Psyllium husks

A tablespoon of the following for protein cooked: (all optional according to taste)

  • Mixed pulses

  • Chick peas

  • Lentils

  • Soya beans

 

Two large tablespoons of each of the following: (all optional according to taste but the addition of one is required to sweeten)

  • Raisins

  • Chopped dried apricots

  • Chopped dates or figs

  • Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries

  • Grated carrot

 

The following are also optional, add all or as many and as much as you wish:

  • Mixed nuts either whole or chopped (alternatively one tablespoon each of preferred nuts. Almonds and walnuts are best. NOTE: some nuts are very fattening so if weight loss is important reduce the amount)

  • A handful of cress

  • Crumbled unpasteurised blue cheese

  • One eating apple peeled and chopped

  • Tangerine segments

  • Juice of a lemon or lime

 

Any washed and chopped raw salad ingredient can be added such as tomatoes, celery, cucumber, onion, spring onions etc.

 

Any of the following according to taste:

  • Cress

  • Chives

  • Mixed herbs

  • Sage

  • Dill

  • Basil

  • Coriander

  • Chives

  • Oregano

  • Tarragon

  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Paprika

  • Turmeric

  • Cayenne pepper

  • Cumin

  • Ground black pepper to taste

  • Two teaspoons mustard (according to taste)

  • Dash of vinegar (apple cider vinegar is best)

  • Dash of rapeseed, olive, flaxseed or sesame seed oil

To make more of a high protein complete meal add some diced cooked chicken or turkey (no skin), hard boiled eggs, low fat cheese cubed or poached salmon, oily fish or fresh tuna. Sardines, mackerel, kippers, herring or pilchards (in brine, spring water or olive oil) make a very nutritious heart healthy and cancer fighting addition

Method

Place alfalfa in a large bowl.

Add all the other ingredients and mix using the live yoghurt and oils.

 You can mix and match any of the above ingredients and don't have to be exact with measurements and can even add your own according to what you prefer or have in the kitchen cupboards but make sure they are unprocessed, additive free and organic.

Takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Eat as you would any other salad and enjoy. Keeps for two/three days in a sealed container in the refrigerator and is a great highly nutritious snack anytime of day or night. The more varied colours of ingredients there are, the wider the selection of nutrients which the body requires. Consume at least once a fortnight to guarantee your nutritional balance.

PRECAUTION: Seeds and nuts must be omitted if suffering from diverticulitis.

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