Microgreens is a complex of healthy substances of each plant culture, which regularly saturates our body. Cute sprouts with their regular use in food are extremely useful for the body. Microgreens will help you always stay in good shape and high spirits, strengthen the immune system and increase the body’s resistance to a number of diseases.

Also, an important advantage of sprouts is the possibility of combining them with dishes of various cuisines. Young greens are used as spices, because they can give piquancy to any product. Sprouts of wheat, cabbage, sunflower today have become one of the basic components of popular soups, salads and even pastries. With the addition of micro-greens, refreshing smoothies, desserts, marinades for fish and meat, and vegetable dressings are prepared.

We are traditionally used to using herbs as a seasoning for main dishes. But summer is the time when fresh and varied greens are in abundance and you can experiment with the usual food. In addition, the greens have much more advantages than it seems.

Nutritionists say that if you start a meal with greens, you can eat much less fatty, high-calorie food, as greens perfectly saturate due to the high content of dietary fiber and fiber. Especially good for this dark green greens (basil, spinach, parsley).

Parsley contains vitamins C, E, B, beta-carotene and also 8 minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, fluorine, selenium and potassium. Parsley preserves and prolongs youth.

Smoothie with microgreen parsley

With dates, sesame seeds and apple

green smoothie

Ingredients:
Water 10.14 fl oz
Microgreen parsley 3 tablespoons
Cucumber small 1 piece
Dates 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon
Apple 5.29oz

Instructions:

I wash a cucumber and apple, dates. Remove the seeds from the apple and date. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Beat until smooth, and sweeten if desired.

Smoothies with cocoa, banana, dates

Ingredients:

Coconut milk 10.14 fl oz
Microgreen parsley 2 tablespoons
Dates 1 tablespoon
Cocoa 1 tablespoon
Bananas 6.00 oz

Instructions:
I wash a banana and an apple, dates in running water. Peel the banana and cut it into circles. Remove the seeds from the dates. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Whisk until smooth and sweeten if desired.

Smoothies with spinach, blueberries, mint and microgreens

green smoothie

Ingredients:

Almond milk 11.83 fl oz
Microgreen parsley 2 tablespoons
Spinach 1 tablespoon
Dates 1 tablespoon
Mint 1 tablespoon
Blueberries 3.53oz

Instructions:
Wash spinach, mint, blueberries and dates in running water. Remove the seeds from the dates. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Whisk until smooth and sweeten if desired.

Smoothie with lettuce, raspberries, cocoa and chia seeds

Ingredients:

Cow’s milk 10.14 fl oz
Microgreen parsley 2 tablespoons
Lettuce 1 tablespoon
Chia seeds 1 tablespoon
Cocoa 1 tablespoon
Raspberries 5.29 oz
Instructions:
Wash the salad and raspberries in running water. Pre-soak the chia seeds for 15 minutes. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Whisk until smooth and sweeten if desired.

Smoothies with spinach, blueberries, mint and microgreens

Ingredients:

Almond milk 11.83 fl oz
Microgreen parsley 2 tablespoons
Spinach 1 tablespoon
Dates 1 tablespoon
Mint 1 tablespoon
Blueberries 3.53oz
Wash spinach, mint, blueberries and dates in running water. Remove the seeds from the dates. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Whisk until smooth and sweeten if desired.

Smoothie with lettuce, raspberries, cocoa and chia seeds

Ingredients:

Cow’s milk 10.14fl oz
Microgreen parsley 2 tablespoons
Lettuce 1 tablespoon
Chia seeds 1 tablespoon
Cocoa 1 tablespoon
Raspberries 5.29oz
Instructions
Wash the salad and raspberries in running water. Pre-soak the chia seeds for 15 minutes. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Whisk until smooth and sweeten if desired.

green smoothie

Smoothie with salad, strawberries, mint, sesame seeds

Ingredients:
Oat milk 11.83 fl oz
Microgreen parsley 2 tablespoons
Lettuce leaves 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon
Mint 1 tablespoon
Strawberries 3.53oz

Instructions:
Wash the lettuce and strawberries in running water, pre-soak the seeds for 15 minutes. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Whisk until smooth and sweeten if desired.

Smoothie with banana, avocado, apple, chia seeds

Ingredients:

Rice milk 10.14 fl oz
Microgreen parsley 3 tablespoons
Chia seeds 1 tablespoon
Avocado 1 tablespoon
Banana 3.53oz
Apple 3.53oz

Instructions:
My avocado, apple and banana in running water. Remove the seeds from the avocado and apple. Peel the banana and cut it into circles. Pre-soak the chia seeds for 15 minutes. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Whisk until smooth and sweeten if desired.

Garden on the windowsill: sweet basil, lemon, microgreen

Basil is used in cooking as a spice, but the plant also has many medicinal properties. The peculiarity of micro-greenery is that it is easier to digest by the body, and in terms of the amount of vitamins and nutrients contained, it exceeds adult plants by dozens of times.

The usual basil, with which they prepare pasta, pesto, add to the meat, put on bruschetta to mozzarella. A green or purple basil leaf conceals health support.

How to use basil: Cut into salads, add to lemonades and teas with strawberries, in morning cocktails in a blender — in short, as you like.

Recipes with microgreen basil

green smoothie

Plum cake with basil

A delicate and fragrant plum cake will delight you with its taste and surprise you with its ease of preparation. The cake is simply incomparable and easy to prepare, which is important.

Ingredients:

Oatmeal 2 cups
Banana 1 piece
Egg 1 piece
Plums 3.53oz
Basil chopped 2 tablespoons
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Butter 3 tablespoons

Instructions:

Grind the flakes into flour. Pour into a separate bowl. In a blender, put the egg, banana and whisk until smooth. Pour over the oatmeal and knead the dough. It should be as thick as possible. Pour the dough into the mold and smooth it out. Sprinkle the basil on the dough.

Cut the plums in half or in slices, put them in a colander for 10 minutes. The excess juice will drain away. Put on the dough, sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 356F for 30-40 minutes. Check readiness with a toothpick: it should come out dry. Drink with tea, meditating on nature outside the window. Lemon basil-invigorating, fragrant and lemon-flavored. It is added to lemonades, teas, jams.

Lemon Basil Tea

Lemon basil 1 teaspoon
Basil (tulasi) 1/2 teaspoon
Ginkgo biloba 1/2 teaspoon
Mix everything, brew 1 cup of boiling water. You can sweeten it with honey.

Drink for cheerfulness

Ingredients:

Lemon 2 pcs
Lemon basil (sprigs) 3 pcs
Honey 1 tablespoon
Sparkling water 4 cups
Ice optional

Preparation:

Squeeze the juice from the lemons, strain from the seeds and pour into a jug.
Add the lemon basil to a blender and mix until smooth. Mix with honey and lemon juice. Fill with sparkling water. Add ice.

Pesto with microgreen basil

Pesto

Ingredients:

Olive oil 7 tablespoons
Pine nuts 2 tablespoons
Grated parmesan 3 tablespoons
Garlic 1 clove
Basil 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste.

Instructions:

Peel the garlic clove and cut it in half. Put it in a blender. Add the pine nuts, basil, salt and olive oil. Beat until smooth. Add the cheese if desired and beat again. Pesto is ready, you can mix it with pasta. Garnish with a sprig of basil.

Bruschetta with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil

Ingredients:

French baguette, sliced 4 pieces
Tomatoes in their own juice 4 tablespoons
Mozzarella 4 tablespoons
Micro-green basil 2 tablespoons
Garlic 3 cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil 3 tablespoons
Instruction:
Whisk the basil with garlic, salt, pepper and oil in a blender. Fry the baguette until crisp. Spread out the mozzarella. Season with tomatoes on top. Add the basil sauce. Garnish with a sprig of basil.

Smoothies with strawberries, blueberries and basil

Smoothies with strawberries, blueberries and basil

Ingredients:
Strawberries 3.53oz
Blueberries 3.53oz
Microgreen basil 1 tablespoon
Lemon balm 1 tablespoon
Mint 1 tablespoon
Water or milk 1 cup

Instructions:

Put everything in a blender, whisk thoroughly and drink at breakfast. There are enough antioxidants in this remedy for the whole day. If you want a little more, add a pinch of cinnamon. But make sure you like the taste. Bon Appetit!

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