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Homemade Sprouted Lentil Protein Powder


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Cook Time: 12 hours
  • Total Time: 36 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Supplement
  • Method: Sprouting and dehydrating
  • Cuisine: Vegan, healthy

Description

Here’s how to make your own sprouted lentil protein powder


Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried lentils or mixture of dried peas and lentils (there are sprouting mixes you can buy or you can just use regular dried lentils)
  • water, for soaking
  • sprouting jar

Instructions

  1. Rinse lentils and pick through for any debris. Place lentils in a bowl or sprouting jar and cover with filtered water. Cover loosely and let sit for 8-12 hours. Add more water if necessary to keep the lentils completely submerged.
  2. After soaking, rinse the lentils with fresh water, discarding the soaking water. Sprout the lentils over the course of 1-2 days, rinsing them every 8-12 hours. They are ready when the sprouts are about 1/2″ long.
  3. At this point, you can move onto the dehydrating step, or you can cook your sprouted lentils to make them more easily digestible. To cook them, bring about a cup of water to boil in a small saucepan. Add the lentil sprouts and simmer for about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. Now, spread the sprouted lentils onto a drying sheet and dehydrate at 115°F for 10-12 hours, or until completely dry. If you bite into one, it should be crunchy and you’ll know it’s dry.
  5. Place the dried sprouted lentils into a high-speed blender and process finely into a powder. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place for up to a week or 10 days.
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