How to Grow Chia Sprouts: A Quick Guide for You
Chia sprouts are an incredibly healthy and nutrient dense food, packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. Growing sprouts at home is also easy and straightforward, and you can enjoy the health benefits of these remarkable plants within just a few days!
What You’ll Need
- Chia seeds
- Glass bowl
- A plate or tray
- Start by soaking 2 tablespoons of chia seeds in 3 cups of filtered water for 10 minutes. Stir well.
- Transfer the chia mixture into a glass bowl and cover the bowl with a plate or tray.
- Let the covered bowl of chia sit on the counter for 8-12 hours.
- Drain the water from the bowl of chia.
- Rinse the chia seeds with water, drain and repeat.
- Transfer the chia seeds back into the glass bowl. Cover it with a plate or tray and let it sit on the counter again. Repeat the rinsing and draining process twice a day for the next three to five days.
- When the sprouts are ready, transfer them into a container and store in the refrigerator. Sprouts will stay fresh for up to one week.
That’s it! You’ve just created your own healthy and nutrient-packed sprouts. Add them to salads, sandwiches, soups, and more for a tasty and nutritious boost!