Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunflower Greens

My favorite new superfood was a random Whole Foods discovery.  Fresh off a post-workout high, I found myself wandering the isles of my neighborhood Whole Foods where they were giving out samples of sunflower greens dressed with just a little olive oil and sea salt.  Oh Em Gee…you guys have to give them a try.  My lovely lady friends had to endure my new obsession at the recent girls dinner I hosted, and I think they would attest that these little guys won them over…

I have been buying them every chance I get.  I have tried them dressed with a little balsamic.  I have tried them with soy sauce.  And my favorite way to eat them is mixed with just a little tatziki, or even nonfat Greek yogurt.  
 They are the perfect alternative to a side salad with dinner.  Check out the amazing health benefits. 
1)      Sunflower greens are a perfect source of complete protein
2)      They activate every cell in the immune system.
3)      They boost your fertility as they contain high amounts of zinc.
4)      They are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.
5)      Sunflower greens are a rich source of lecithin which helps break down fatty acids
6)      Sunflower sprouts contain high amounts of vitamin E. Vitamin E works synergistically with vitamin C and selenium to reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of arteries and prevent heart disease.
Love ‘em.
Anyone else ever tried sunflower sprouts?

2 comments:

  1. they were so delicious, i need to find them by me!

    thank you so much for the awesome dinner and convo on saturday- i love seeing it re-capped on the blog! and, just so you know, the brie was totally necessary in my book :). thanks for treating us!

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    1. It was so awesome to see you for some much needed lady time. I am still amazed that Craigslist roommate searches really have the power to cultivate such special lasting friendships, haha :) Good luck on your hunt for sunflower greens in the big apple!

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