Each Sunday I will be posting a new Hey Gorgeous tip that is simple and fun. I am a believer that what we put out we attract and I am looking for some simple and some fun. I want my tribe to feel sexy and gorgeous and inspired. I want you to pay-it-forward when you feel inspired by a tid-bit and create the ripple that the joy of loving yourself up, healthy style brings. Yes, that means we might have to share this with the guys (*wink* at the guys who are here already)!
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We had so much fun channeling our inner creatures last week, that I think we'll have to do it again. What happens to that nut or seed that the little creatures bury and forget about? It sprouts of course.
Nuts and seeds have enzyme inhibitors in them. Brilliant on the part of nature, it ensures that the nut will only sprout under the correct conditions and will be stored in it's dry state. Let's think of enzymes as another name, life force. This life force allows our body to heal, detoxify and are the gift of our energy and health. As our enzyme stores become low, our life force also does, leading us to disease, aging and without that spark for life.
Eating foods full of life force gives us...life force! You got it my little forest friend.
Here is what you do. Soak the nuts and seeds in some filtered water with a little bit of sea salt. The sea salt will help further break down the enzyme inhibitors. Hard nuts soak for about 4-8 hours, softer ones less time. After they have soaked you must rinse. Rinse off the water that is now full of the muck. You can then use to snack right away, in recipes or you can dry them out. If you have a dehydrator, set to about 104 degrees and they will crisp up. Most ovens don't set low enough to dry so you can also set them out on a baking sheet and let air dry. You will still want to consume these quickly, so just soak what you will use within a day or two.
Have at it and see if your body won't feel much happier about consumption of nuts and seeds, the way nature intended them.