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A Great Snack! Sprouted Pate
« on: October 14, 2006, 02:47:16 AM »
SUNNY SPROUTED PATE *


INGREDIENTS:

2 cups Sunny Seed mixture (see below):
1 ¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup brown sesame seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼  cup flax seeds

½ medium red onion, coarsely chopped
1 stalk celery, stringed and sliced
2 T. Braggs Liquid Aminos or  1 ½ T. Tamari
½ cup coarsely chopped herbs such as basil, oregano, parsley
½ tsp. Mrs. Dash
3 to 4 grinds of freshly ground black peper

DIRECTIONS:

• Soak Sunny Seed mixture 6 – 12 hours, in filtered cold water, covered
• Drain and rinse seeds, and drain again
• Add to food processor:  Soaked seeds, red onion, celery, liquid Aminos, herbs, Mrs.
  Dash, and pepper.  Process until smooth
• Can eat right away, but best if refrigerated at least one hour before serving. 
  Keeps up to 3 days, covered in refrigerator
• Use pate to spread in sandwiches, lettuce roll-ups, sushi snacks, or as a dip for
  chopped vegetables

Serves 16

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving – approximately 1 ½ T. each):

   Calories:   90
   Total Fat:   7 grams
   Carbs:      6 grams
   Protein:      2 grams

(* recipe in “Dr. Mercola’s Total Health Program”, Dr. Joseph Mercola)

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS:

Flax seeds – Omega 3 and 6 EFAs.  Stabilizes and strengthens cell membranes, helps build new tissue, and accelerates cellular healing.

Sunflower seeds – 27% protein, 50% fat (polyunsaturated).  Provides calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.   Also good source of some B-complex vitamins, as well as Vitamins A and D.

Sesame seeds – 18% protein, 50% fat (unsaturated).  Good source of iron, phosphorus, and B-complex vitamins. 

Pumpkin seeds – 29% protein, 46% fat (unsaturated).  Excellent source of iron, phosphorus, and good source of calcium, Vitamins A and B-complex vitamins.

Red Onion – More antioxidants than white or yellow onions.  Help lower blood pressure.  Sulfur contained in onions deters cancer-causing pathogens.

Celery – Good source of Vitamins A, C, and B-complex vitamins.  Also provides magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium.  Being studied for its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Basil – Protects cell structures as well as chromosomes from radiation and oxygen-based damage.  Provide protection against unwanted bacterial growth.  Also has anti-inflammatory properties, especially for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel conditions.

Oregano –  Inhibits the growth of bacteria and is a potent antioxidant.  Very good source of iron, manganese, calcium, Vitamins C and A, and Omega 3 EFA.

Parsley – Helps neutralize certain carcinogens, functions as an antioxidant, and is an excellent source of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folic acid.


 


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