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My Adzuki beans have sprouted – going to make a sprouted bean soup and a salad. You can get Adzuki beans from Asian supermarkets or from bulk food health shops. If you have never had these they are delicious, slightly sweet nutty flavour..these are used in Asians deserts, but I think they taste nicer sprouted. Sprouting them releases their living enzymes and breaks down the proteins and carbohydrates. I think I read ages ago they are considered a pre-digested food when sprouted and along with mung beans are the easiest for your body to digest.

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Raw salad lunch…enough sprouts for lunch tomorrow. The dressing was a great way to use up an over ripe avocado.

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Raw sprouted salad with avocado and tahini dressing
1/2 cup sprouted brown lentils
1/2 cup sprouted French black lentils
1/2 cup adruki beans
1/2 cup sprouted mung beans
1 cup mixed lettuce leaves
1 diced tomato
1/2 sliced cucumber

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Avocado Tahini Dressing:
4 Tablespoons Tahini
4 Tablespoons Warm Water
1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
½ teaspoon Turmeric
½ ripe avocado
Salt to taste
1. Whisk all dressing ingredients in a bowl.
2. Mix all the sprouts in another bowl
3. Layer the lettuce, tomato, cucumber and sprouts.
4. Drizzle dressing over salad