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Superfoods: How to grow your own Micro-Greens. ‘Manna – The Ubuntu Living Show’

I can’t emphasize the beginning of us enough on how important it is for you to get into growing your own stuff, and one of the most amazingly simple and powerfully nutritious things you can grow is sunflower greens.

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to just within a few minutes. Give you the whole process by showing you exactly how easy it is to grow sunflower greens in your own garden in your own home. Even if you don’t have a garden, you can do this on a windowsill in your house, so you don’t have to have a garden to grow your own food either. Sunflower greens are one of the most nutritious microgreens you can have now.

A sprout is a little seed, that’s just sprouted, but a micro green is a sprout. That’s allowed to grow in soil for a couple of days. So what I’m going to show you today is how to quickly and easily set up a tray to grow. Sunflower greens for you now these are the sunflower greens on the table here, and the thing about them is they’re around 30 times more nutritious than normal salad, and you can have one bowl of salad or you can have a tiny ball of sunflower greens and those Sunflower greens are going to give you the same if not more nutrients, that’s what I’m talking about at IAO to eat less and get more.

So that’s why I want to eat sunflower greens. They are incredibly high in nutritional value. So let me go through the process of how to actually grow it. It’s very easy to grow it. You only need a few things that you can get from most nurseries and they’re all very inexpensive. Let me run through what I have on the table here. First thing: you’re going to get us some soil. This is organic, seedling mix that I got from a nursery.

I like seedling, mix cuz, it’s fine, so that the seedlings don’t have to work very hard to get their roots into the ground and to get the little heads out of the soil. You can’t use compost to always make sure that it’s organic, then they haven’t used chemical fertilizers because those will burn the roots of your plants and they’re not going to be happy next thing. You’re going to need are trays. Now these trays, I got from a nursery and they’re, really inexpensive, little back black trays, and you can buy a couple of those and have them on hand for whenever you want to grow your sunflower greens and then lastly, you would need a base to catch the Water in in this base, you can also get from nurseries, but you can also get it at a lot of bigger shops.

They do stock them now. You can see these to fit quite nicely in the base and the reason I want the base is when I’m watering, I don’t want the water to flush all the nutrients out and away. I want the water to stay in the tray so that the greens can draw out the nutrients from the water and it’s not all washing away. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, is the seed you need to get some sunflower seeds now, if you look at these sunflower seeds, they still have the shell on them.

Now. What I found is that when they still have the shell on them, they sprout a lot better. You don’t have to have them once the shell and you’ll even see there are a couple in here that have been shelled already. They will sprout, even if they are shelled, but I’d like to use the shelled ones, because you just get more of them sprouting. Okay, so how do we do this? The first thing you want to do is: take your seat and put that seed in water.

You can use a glass jar plastic tubs, some kind of some kind of bottle about so big put the seeds in there and then cover it with water and let it stand overnight. That’s soaking the seeds so that it activates the seats of the seed will sprout now you’re going to do that for about 12 hours, the soaking sorry and then, once the seeds are soaked wash the water away and then leave them damp in the same jar.

For another day around about what you’ll find is that a little tail is going to come out of the end of the seed out of the end of the seeds. You’ll find a little tail growing and that’ll tell you that you’ve got seed that will grow and that’ll also give the seed a head start for when you actually plant it into the soil. Okay. Now what this does is, if you’ve got a whole bunch of seed, and you put it all in the soil and you cover it all up, and you got all that trouble and none of the seed sprouts, because it’s dead seed or its irradiated seed you’ve wasted A huge amount of time so soaking it and sprouting it first is essential because it allows you to make sure that your seed will grow so sprouting it like that.

It’s exactly the way that Joseph grows, these sprouts with kitchen-garden, and actually I used some of his big bottles to sprout my seeds. It’s the best thing because you’ve got the mesh on top and it’s easy to then drain the seed and pop it back on again. So definitely that’s a great system to use to sprout your your seeds before you’re, going to plant them okay, but now we want to get planting. Let’s for a minutes, go we’ve soaked the seeds, we’ve sprouted the seeds.

The seeds is already now. How do we plant them? Get your trays lined up and then get your hands dirty. None of this little Spade business. You need to get your vibes into the soil, because the soil and the seeds want to know who’s, planting them and then you’re going to take your soil. You can see this nice rich, dark, seedling mix, I’m just going to take about a handful handful. At a time do that on both both trays? Okay, you just shake the tray up to get a nice even level.

You don’t put a baby to bed in a lumpy bed. You put them in a smooth made-up bed, so you want to make sure your bed is smooth. Okay, next you’ll take your seed, your seed you’re, just going to put once again about a handful or so into the center. Now these haven’t been soaked in sprouted. Yet so remember you want to soak yours and sprout yours first and then, just with your hand, spread them all the way around.

Okay. What you’re looking out for is about one layer of seed across if you’ve got too many seeds on top of each other they’re going to compete for space and if you’ve got too few seeds in there, you’re not going to get a good crop. So you want to get it, so you can see a little bit of soil sticking out whew clamping on the side, but there is space between the seeds and now the seeds are ready. So the next step – and this is a very important set – that a lot of people actually leave out when they’re trying to grow sunflower, greens – and that is you need to cover your sunflower greens of soil.

Again, there are a couple of reasons. Why do this? But the most important one is that if there are a couple of seats that haven’t sprouts – and so they don’t have the tail, if you don’t cover them, what’ll happen is they’ll go mouldy and that mold can then spread and contaminate the rest of your crop and Actually make your entire crop fail, so you want to make sure it’s covered with soil. Why does that? Stop the mold there bacteria in the soil, that’ll eat up all those moldy seeds that they won’t spread their mold into your actual crop.

Okay, so you want about a handful again, that’s so much and just cover it over the seat. You don’t want to put too much on because otherwise they’re going to have to work really hard to push through the soil, but just enough so you can’t see the seed anymore excellent. So if you have a look at that now, you can just see a few seeds. Most of them are hidden away, put and put away when they’re young like that they don’t want to get blasted by sunlight.

So it’s also a good idea to cover them with the soil. For that reason, now what would you think the next most important thing would be to do, but I seed in the soil. It’s sprouted, it’s ready to grow. What is the next thing to do? Go to water, your seats, water is essential at this point, so grab your watering bucket or your watering can and lightly water them it can soak through. But the important thing is you don’t want to blast it with a hose pipe you’re, just going to get all the seeds coming up and mixing through again so likely water everything.

Now that would be one tray and you can have a really good salad out of about half of one of these trays. I mean, if you have a look at how this has grown. It becomes a huge mess of food. If you want to do this, for a family or for yourself for a week, have a couple of these growing at one time start up, say six or seven and then when the first one is ready to eat, you can start on that one by the time.

The end one is ready to eat. It’s grown a little bit further, but that’s absolutely fine. That way you can keep rotating and you only need to plant about once a month, maybe one twice a month. I do it about every second week and then there’s enough for for my entire household to eat, sunflower greens once you start eating sunflower, greens you’ll, absolutely never look back, they’d, absolutely delicious for a salad, green and the nutrient value just makes you feel so good after Eating them, anyone who succeeds in a healthy lifestyle does so because they include high density nutrient, rich foods like this.

Yes, and now we’re going to do the important step of watering, so I’ve just gotten a watering. Can one of these will do absolutely fine fill that up with spring water, I’m just going to run a light sprinkle of water over it? Remember you don’t want to blast the seeds with water you’re, going to get them all to come out the soil, and then you going to have to cover them with soil again, such as a light sprinkling of water like so a few of the seeds will rise.

If you haven’t covered them, but most of them are covered completely and if you’re worried about it, just an extra little sprinkling will take care of all of that. There we go perfect and the amazing thing about nature. Is you just leave it and it grows, and then it gives you food there’s nothing else. You need to do all I’d say you need it on daily basis, just give it a bit of water, depending on our Hut.

It is once a day, maybe twice a day. Another important thing to remember is not to keep it in full Sun all day long. Cuz it’ll dry it very quickly in this black plastic container, so you want to keep it in a place where it gets half Sun or maybe two hours of sunlight in a day, but no more than that water. It once a day it’ll be ready for. You need probably within around seven to ten days and you’ll, see all the greens coming up and growing out.

The batch I have yeah is and around 14 days already, and you pull one of these out, you see how amazing they grow to a huge sprout. Look at the size of that now that’s about perfect to eat and that you can just eat exactly as you need lettuce or salad. It’s absolutely delicious! Now one thing to look out for when you’re growing, a sunflower greens. How do you know if they’ve gone too far if they’ve grown too long, simple way to tell us that there’ll be a second leaf that comes out the center? Now, when the second leaf comes out, this is quite bitter, so you can still eat the sprout at this point, but you want to really clip that leaf off so that you left with just the two original leaves that grew, and these are the sweet, tasty ones, But this is the bitter one so leave that one out take that and then put that in your salad, but it’s absolutely usable even up till not just three weeks after you’ve planted it excellent.

It’s been amazing to be able to share how to make this with you. I can’t emphasize enough get growing sunflower greens, the nutritional value you’re going to get is phenomenal out of it. Oh before I forget, there’s an incredible way: it’s a secret way of making your sunflower greens hold more minerals than any other salad you can buy in the shops. How would you do that? It’s one of the ultimate fertilizers ever discovered and it’s almost free or it could be absolutely free intrigued now.

What I do is once they’ve grown out of the soil, so maybe about so high just so you can see the green leaves. I take my water in. Can and I put two tablespoons of rock salt or sea salt into the water mix it through with the water and then water with a sea salt solution. Now sea salt has all 92 minerals in it that we need for nutrition. All the minerals we required. So once you order it, the the roots which are now formed can actually absorb all those minerals that we need into them and you can eat this.

So it’s an incredible way of getting all those extra minerals into your diet without anything to take supplements. So remember one maybe two tablespoons level of sea salt into about a five liter watering can mix that through and water that now in this situation, you can water every single day because the waters not leaking out. But if you’ve got a vegetable garden, you want to be careful because too much salt can actually damage certain plants, sunflower, green and also wheatgrass.

It’s very happy with a lot of salt. So it’s it’s pretty unlikely you’re going to kill them, and I haven’t yet – and I’ve put a lot of salt in mine, so we cross is exactly the same way. The way we’ve just grown, sunflower greens grow wheatgrass. In exactly the same way you get wheat seed. Instead of sunflower seed and the process is exactly the same, wheatgrass will grow up into grass, you’ll cut it you’ll juice it, and you can have that as an incredible nutrient boost excellent.

Well, that’s about it! It’s very simple! By the things it’s going to cost very little money to get all things together, get making it and you’re going to actually love this taste enjoy best. Oh


 

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First Keto Grocery Shopping Trip. How to do it RIGHT!

Aikido, like articles about how you need to prepare in order to succeed, one vital element is what to have in your kitchen before you pull the trigger on day one. But in order to have it your kitchen, you have to do some grocery shopping right if you’ve never done keto before how do you know what to buy on the Hat? First keto shopping trip simple.

You read this article. Let’s talk about what you need to know to make that first cheeto shopping trip, a success, but before we get rolling, please take a moment to hit that subscribe button. So you get to read all of the articles. You need to succeed in your Kido goals. This article is going to be a little longer than some other busy keto life presentations, because there’s just enough a quick way to cover the subject of your first shopping trip for keto.

The good news is, if you read this all the way to the end, your first keto shopping trip will be a success rather than needlessly wasting time and money. You have your cool new macro tracking app you’ve got a friend or two or ten who are willing to encourage you in your awesome, keto adventure. You’ve got that bomb-ass kitchen scale. You’ve always wanted sitting there on the counter. Just waiting to go to work.

Maybe you’ve pulled out the old bathroom scale or got a new one, so you can read the excess of body fat just fall away, so you’re ready to go right. No. Now we have to get your kitchen pantry in order if you’ve been eating the standard American diet, there was very little of what’s in your kitchen right now that will be usable for keto. After a few months on keto Jenna, I got rid of most of the things that had been in the pantry before we started keto because we came to understand they were useless for keto and we weren’t ever going back to the standard American diet.

We didn’t have a blog like busy keto life, to teach us how to succeed. We had to learn most lessons by personal experience, often through trial and error, and that was totally true of our first keto shopping trip. We did our first big keto shopping the weekend before we started keto, never having eaten a diet of 80 % fat, 15 % protein and 5 % carbs. I didn’t really know how to achieve that. I came up with some concepts on how I thought it would work, and since we live in a small town outside of Vegas off, we went for a day trip into Vegas to do our pre keto grocery shopping.

It didn’t go very well sometimes trying to plan for something you’ve never done before, doesn’t work out as well as you’d like we wasted some money, but the big problem was: we ended up without the right combination of foods in the kitchen, not left us scrambling for Solutions during our first weeks on keto, not a good feeling, if you’re looking to do it right. The purpose of this article is to prevent that from happening to you, I’m going to do my best to prepare you with ideas and principles for you to keep in mind when you do your first keto grocery shopping.

How come I can’t just give you a hard and fast solution? Why am I merely giving you ideas, suggestions and principles, because your taste buds may not be the same as mine? What I eat may not appeal to you. On the other hand, a lot of what’s on the suggested shopping list, is pretty standard bill affair in the Aikido world. For the purpose of this article. For the most part, I’m going to stay away from specific food brands and store names in another article.

I discussed the question of whether you want or need to buy high-end pricier foods for keto or whether you’ll do fine buying what you’ll find in the average neighborhood grocery store. Today, we’re going to stick to the neighborhood grocery store, because 100 % of you have ready access to that, while not everyone has access to or the funds for the higher-end pricier side of things some folks like to cook they really enjoy it.

Others prefer to simply throw something together for those who love to cook. There are plenty of keto recipes online and, of course, those recipes detail. What ingredients are needed, thus providing you with a list of specific items you’ll want to buy. Unfortunately, I have to tell you that a lot of what you see online said to be keto, compliant, isn’t tons of supposin keto recipes, don’t reveal the macro ratio or the calories.

That should be a huge red flag for you. If macros are not shown within the recipe, even if they use the word keto, you have to assume it’s not keto compliant. Unfortunately, when a name starts driving advertising dollars as keto is now a lot of deception comes along with that, even if the macros are showing that doesn’t mean they’re accurate. Just last night I ran macros on a recipe and found them to be quite a bit off.

You should run the macros for yourself on every recipe, because you’re the only person responsible for making sure what you’re eating is the correct keto ratio in our busy keto lives. Not every meal is going to be a well-planned recipe. A lot of time. We want or need to just throw something together, and that brings up our main principle. The ingredients in your kitchen should allow you to do a lot of mixing and matching.

Let me give you a clothing analogy: let’s say you have 20 pair of pants and 25 tops in your closet. Every day you select the combination that works for you from the choices in the closet. The same principle applies in your keto kitchen. You look at the numerous items you purchased and to say what combinations you’ll put together today that will give you the proper keto ratio. In another article. I discuss how to build your meal in your tracking app in advance in order to determine exactly how much of which foods will give you that proper keto ratio before I get into the list, let me share one preeminent keto rule when on keto never buy any Low-Fat product, you want all the fat you can get in another article.

I discuss whether there is on a truly physiological basis. Any such thing as good or bad fat you’ve been told for the last 40 years. I want to take a moment to mention that some of the products in the shopping list are made with soybean oil. I know some people have an objection to soy for any number of reasons, some valid some, not. I address the scientific facts about soybean oil in another article, but for today let me just say this for achieving the goals of keto.

There is no distinction between soybean oil and something like say: olive oil both will produce the results. Keto is known for without any difference or distinction. The reason I include items of soybean oil today is they are readily found on the shelves of every grocery store in America. In other words, the goal of this article is to get your kitchen stocked with foods. That will allow you to succeed at keto.

Those who are dead set against products with soybean oil can simply modify their purchases as necessary, while recognizing it’s a good deal harder to find really fatty products with low carbs. If one excludes products containing soybean oil, let me make a suggestion in the interest of getting started with keto, without pulling your hair out over something like soybean oil go ahead and purchase the products with soybean oil get several weeks of keto under your belt, without adding To the stress of how to do it successfully, while trying to factor in other concerns, such as soy after you’ve, got several weeks of keto under your belt and you’re starting to get the hang of it, then, if you so choose start looking for non soy replacements For the soybean oil products you use to get started, I promise you, no harm will come to you from consuming soybean oil for several weeks Jen and I didn’t start looking for replacement products until we were well into our third month on keto.

Have we replaced every soybean oil product know? Will we probably not and, as I said I get into the science of this issue article and right now boy we read a lengthy shop, English too. You know that would be silly in a waste of your time. The sample shop English appears in the show description field below, along with some commentary, to help out, but I do want to mention a few specific products. First mayonnaise, it’s almost impossible to find mayor that doesn’t rely on soybean oil or truly unhealthy oil, such as canola.

Here’s a brand we found locally that has neither you’ll, also see alfredo sauce on the list locally. We found one particular brand that really brings the fat while keeping the carbs low. You may find others in your local grocery store. We found this one both locally and at Sam’s Club, when you’re out doing that first keto shopping trip. You can simply bring up this article. Click on the description and you’ll have the suggested shopping list in the palm of your hand, pick and choose from the list.

What you like or think you might like, try to be adventurous because the more items you have on hand, the more combinations you’ll be able to create. If you found this article informative and helpful, please do a couple of things. First, share with as many people as you can, good information deserves to be spread around and, of course, take a moment hit the subscribe button and the notification bell to be informed every time a new Cheeto success, article post for you.

Let me know in the comments section if this article was helpful. Also, please share any advice. You have about that. First pedo shopping trip. It’s been a pleasure sharing my time with you. I look forward to seeing you again in the next article. Take care

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