Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wheat Berry Love!

I love sprouted wheat berries! They are so versatile and incredibly good for you!

Sprouted wheat bread is an ancient food with modern-day benefits. The flour made from sprouted grains provides more protein, vitamins and minerals than refined flours, thanks to specific biochemical changes during germination that increase the accessibility of vitamins and capture proteins and carbohydrates in enhanced states. Incorporating sprouts into bread flour or dough brings potent flavors and nutrients into old-world breads that can be called today's health food.

(Thank you to for the above information)

Rejuvelac is a fermented beverage that is inexpensive, easy to make, refreshing to drink and FULL of wonderful nutrients for your body. A healthy probiotic, it also has vitamins B, K and E, proteins, and enzymes. It is beneficial to your digestive system, promoting a healthy intestinal environment. It is also a great starter for raw nut cheese!

How to make Rejuvelac:
1. Start with one cup soft wheat berries (pictured). You can also use rye, quinoa, buckwheat, or other grains. Wheat, rye and quinoa seem to make the best rejuvelac.
2. Soak the grain for 24 hours. Drain off water and rinse two to three times a day until little sprout tails appear.
3. Place sprouted grain in large jar. Add 4 cups water and let sit on the counter for 2-3 days.
4. You will notice that the water will get cloudy and little bubbles will start forming.
5. Taste…it should taste clean and fresh with a hint of lemon. Strain the rejuvelac off of the wheat berries and store in covered glass container in the refrigerator. It will keep for at least a week, just make sure it still smells and tastes fresh. You can reuse the wheat berries to make a second batch. It will only take a day. (Thanks to for this recipe!)
I regularly made Rejuvelac and with this particular batch, I added fresh, grated ginger. I am anxious to see how it tastes!

Simple Raw Bread

The bread recipe, I created myself. You take 2 cups of soaked and sprouted wheat berries and and add them to the food processor, along with:

1 Cup pitted dates
pinch of pink salt and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Process these ingredients together until it forms a soft dough. Form a circle on your dehydrators non-stick sheet and dehydrate for 6 hours, on 105 degrees. Flip and dehydrate another 6-8 hours. 

Enjoy with raw honey and fresh fruit! 

I hope you enjoy these two recipes for sprouted wheat berries!