Sprouting Quinoa is Easy and Nutritious

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Sprouting Quinoa is Easy and Nutritious

Sprouting quinoa is easy and great for a raw diet! Quinoa sprouts are very nutritious and tasty too.

How to Sprout Quinoa

Sprouting quinoa is a simple and fast, you make a healthy grain even healthier for your body. This is especially great for the summer when it is so hot you do not want to be cooking and heating up the house.   We make sure you do it just right in our Summer 2-5-30 Diet and Detox.

This gluten free, protein rich grain becomes even more nutritious and digestible.
It is alkaline forming and we recommend it highly for a balanced body.
Sprouts of course can be eaten raw in your salads.  


1 large jar (quart or litre)
Lid with holes in it or mesh screen
1 cup quinoa
Filtered or pure water


  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly.quinoa sprouts 3
  2. Put quinoa into a jar and fill the jar to the top with filtered water.
  3. Soak quinoa for 6 hours or overnight maybe easier.
  4. Set in shade at room temp (70 degrees)
  5. Pour off the water, use a strainer as well.
  6. Rinse the quinoa with more water.
  7. Thoroughly drain it and set the jar with lid or mesh upside down in a container to catch excess dripping water.
  8. Every 4 – 7 hours, rinse with water, pour out and put upside down over bowl.  Although the time does not have to be exact, make sure it is not sitting for too long before being rinsed.
  9. Sprouting quinoa will take about 1-2 days.  Little thin sprouts will come out of the grains.quinoa sprouts 2
  10. Store the quinoa sprouts in a glass jar in the fridge; eat within a few days.

Makes approximately 2 cups sprouted quinoa

Note:  Small sprouts last longer.  Enjoy

Copyright © Diana Herrington  http://www.realfoodforlife.com

Main photo by TheSproutPeople


By | 2017-10-29T15:41:09+00:00 December 27th, 2012|Gluten Free, Grains, Recipes|3 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. George V July 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

    What is the source of your quinoa seed?
    I have had mixed success with quinoa and find that it depends on the source of the seed.

  2. Diana Herrington July 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    George, I just get it either at a health food store or at Cosco in those big containers. I know what you mean about it not always being the same. Tell me what you have found.

  3. Bess May 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    How do you eat sprouted quinoa?

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