Breakfast conversations often gets brought up during treatments with Dr. Q. He often gets asked, "What do you eat for breakfast?" One of the breakfast staples in the Q household is avocado toast with homegrown broccoli sprouts. Sprouts are a super-healthy addition to any breakfast and can be grown in your own kitchen. Broccoli sprouts are one of the most nutrient dense foods that you can eat and very easy to grow at home year round. They are first seedlings of the broccoli plant, and add a wonderful crunch to your meals.
The main medicinal and nutritional component of broccoli sprouts is a called sulfurophane. Sulfurophane is a strong antioxidant, aides with detoxification, and has been shown to greatly reduce risks of different types of cancers, including breast, bladder, stomach and colon cancers. So you're interested in sprouting this medicinal goodness in your kitchen? We are here to guide you along the way! It is super easy and can be a fun way to engage your family in healthy meal prep.
DAY 1: Put 1-2 TBSP of organic broccoli seeds in a jar, rinse, and let them SOAK overnight for 24 hours. You can leave them on the counter or in a cabinet.
Day 2: Rinse the seeds and place upside down for water to drain through the sprouting lid (mesh top). This keeps your sprouts fresh and free of mold. You can rinse them several times a day, but every morning and night is sufficient.
Day 3: After a few days, the sprouts will start to grow and yellow & green leaves will start to appear. Now you can move your jar into a sunny part of your kitchen.
To be continued.... (check out or instagram @DrQChiro for more)