If you are looking for easy vegetarian recipes

Sprout juices are the answer.

The health benefits of the sprouts are delivered by a number of factors, one of which is the sprouting biochemistry that transforms the seed into a plant.

This process unlocks the resources stored in seeds so as to become available to the growing sprout and contains plant flavonoids (antioxidants), minerals, enzymes and proteins.

Recipes using sprouts deliver these health benefits.

Clover sprouts contain the most significant dietary sources of isoflavones of any sprout variety.

Isoflavone is a plant flavonoid with the capacity to act as an antioxidant with anti-cancer properties, according to researchers.

Clover sprouts dark green leaves indicate an abundance of chlorophyll and detoxifying and blood cleansing properties have been attributed to this ubiquitous plant molecule.

It is interesting to note that hemoglobin (blood) and chlorophyll share the same molecular structure except for the central atom which in chlorophyll is Magnesium (Mg) and in hemoglobin is Iron (Fe).

Alfalfa sprouts are a source of saponins, a compound that stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T-Lymphocytes and Interferon, according to Steve Meyerowitz.

Some women have had relief from women’s health issues by daily consumption of these two leaf stage sprouts (clover and alfalfa) as they also contain phytoestrogens (a natural estrogen molecule).

Old fashioned medicine tinctures generally had an awful taste.

Some people dislike sprouts equally but realise the health benefits of them.An easy quick way to overcome this is to juice them to make a sprout shot and disguise the flavour with other additives of your choice.

Clover sprout shot:

I juice up clover as I am not fond of it and add a pinch of salt to the shot and it seems much better to the taste.

A recipe that works well:

Juice up the sprouts you want the health benefits of but don’t like.

Add and juice 1 apple and 1 small piece of ginger

Collect juice in a glass

Toss down the hatch.

Research has indicated positive effects on cancer sufferers who consume 100gms of 3 day old broccoli sprouts daily. Any difficulty in consuming 100gms of broccoli sprouts daily is easily overcome by juicing.

A broccoli sprout juice recipe:Juice...

1 carrot

1 celery stick

1 apple

100gms broccoli sprouts.

The China Study by Professor T Campbell outlines the positive effects on cancer sufferers by plant protein. Two day old mung bean sprouts (when the radicle and hypocotyl have just emerged) have approximately 23% protein.

Mung Bean Sprout Hommus...

400gms 2 day old mung bean sprouts

1 garlic clove

1 tablespoon of tahini

lemon juice.

A pinch of paprika.

Put in blender and process until smooth.Place in taco shells.Add alfalfa sprouts to garnish

Bon appetit