Sprouted seeds or legumes are often recommended as a healthy item on our plates. Soaking removes the enzyme inhibitors that would otherwise nullify some of the enzymes produced in our bodies.
An alternative to sprouting is to make chia seed gel. Chia seeds are touted as a superfood which can be cooked, sprouted or made up into a gel. I like making the gel because it's easy to prepare and can last in my fridge for a week or more.
1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup water
Mix the chia seeds and water in a container.
The mix needs to be stirred for a few minutes to ensure the seeds don't clump together.
Then the lid goes on and into the fridge.
The raw food movement recommends eating "live" food because the enzymes in the food are more readily available. Including chia seed gel in our meals is an easy way to get this benefit.