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Get the recipe for this plant-based, high-fiber Vegan Black Bean Salad served in Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps and learn more about the health benefits of sprouted grains.
This delicious recipe has been sponsored by Angelic Bakehouse, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Vegan Black Bean Salad in Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps
If you are looking for a plant-based recipe that is easy to make and delicious to eat, this Vegan Black Bean Salad in Sprouted 7-Grain Wrap recipe is for you. Easily prepared in as little as 10-minutes, this recipe features nutritious ingredients that are simple to prepare and also offer many health benefits.
Whether it be for lunch at work or a delicious snack on the go, this recipe can also be perfect for meal prepping. Simply prepare the Vegan Black Bean Salad ahead of time and fill your Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps when you are ready to eat.
What Are Sprouted Grains?
You may have heard influences talking about sprouted grains on Instagram or on your favorite daytime TV show, but what are they exactly, and what makes them so healthy?
It is common these days to hear people talk about whole grains compared to refined grains. Most understand that whole grains offer more nutritional benefits than refined grains due to the way they are processed.
Whole Grains vs Refined Grains
Whole grains have more of the original plant matter in tact (the bran, the germ, and endosperm) which provides more dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Refined grains have been just that, refined, which removes many of the nutrients. Often times the nutrients are added back into the refined product after processing, known as ‘fortifying’.
What is a Whole Grain?
You may be most familiar with whole wheat and brown or wild rice as being whole grains, but there are many whole grain options available on the market today.
Additional whole grains
How Does it Sprout?
All of the whole grains mentioned above are grain kernels, or seeds, that contain everything needed to sprout and grow a new plant. When the grain kernel encounters the right environment where the temperature and moisture conditions are just right, it will begin to sprout, or germinate, just like the common seed.
Why Do You Want a Grain to Sprout?
So why would you want a whole grain to sprout in the first place?
Science has led to the understanding that once sprouting starts, different life processes begin to take place during the transition from seed to plant.
At this time, enzymes begin to breakdown some of the tough bran layers that protect the grain. Many people believe that it is this process which helps to make the digestion of whole grains easier on the human body.
Sprouting Grains is Nutritious
Not only does sprouting grains make them easier to digest by the body, but it is believed that “the sprouting process apparently increases the amount and bioavailability of some vitamins (notably Vitamin C) and minerals, making sprouted grains a potential nutrition powerhouse” (1).
In short, sprouted grains are easier to digest and may offer more nutrients than traditional grains. But that is not all, these changes affect the body in many different ways:
Sprouted Grains Reduces Glycemic Index
Not all carbs are created equal. Sprouted grains have a reduced glycemic index, helping with blood glucose levels, and Type 2 Diabetes.
Sprouted Grains Get a Boost in Nutrients
When a seed turns into a sprout, it increases the levels of B Vitamins, folate, fiber, and essential amino acids. What’s not to love?
Sprouted Grains Help The Belly
This one’s simple. Many people say sprouted grains are easier to digest than other grains. We could go on about the enzymes and starches that make people feel this way, but this isn’t bio. *According to The Whole Grains Council. Visit their website to learn more about the benefits of sprouted grains.
Sprouted Grains Taste Delicious (and Sweet)
We sprout our grains to make them delicious. In fact, we even fresh press them directly into our dough, to really bring out the flavor. This process makes our grains a little sweeter, so we never use any refined sugar.
Where to Purchase Sprouted Grain Products
Are you sold on sprouted grains yet? All of the health benefits of whole grains, amplified, and additionally easy to digest? Sounds like a nutrition win-win to me. But chances are, you are not going to be sprouting your own grains anytime soon.
That is where Angelic Bakehousecomes in, a full line of baked goods that are the perfect mash of wholesome and awesome – whawesome™. While their full line includes loaves of bread, dinner rolls, crisps, pizza crusts
Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted Grain Wraps
Angelic Bakehouse wrap varieties, including these Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps, all start with sprouted and fresh pressed grains – the extraordinary version of whole grains.
Why Angelic Bakehouse?
Angelic Bakehouse believes that good grains come from a good source. In the Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps they use seven Non-GMO whole grains: red wheat berries, quinoa, oat groats, rye berries, barley, amarnath, and millet. They source the highest quality grains and transform them into something even better through the fresh-pressed process.
A Focus on Quality Ingredients
Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps proudly feature single-source red wheat berries that come from Southwest Montana that are 16% higher in protein than commodity wheat from Nebraska and Kansas. All of the red wheat berries are certified chemical- and pesticide-free.
Angelic Bakehouse products are:
- Sustainably sourced
- 100% Vegan
Angelic Bakehouse products do not contain:
- No soy.
- No sesame.
- No high-fructose corn syrup.
- No refined sugar.
- No GMOs.
- No eggs.
- No nuts.
- No dairy.
Angelic sprouted and fresh-pressedTM grains are nuliciousTM.
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup avocado, diced
- 1 cup mango, diced
- ½ cup red onion, diced
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted 7-Grain Wraps
- Optional Garnish:
- Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt
- Pickled Red Onions
- In a medium bowl, mix together the black beans, avocado, mango, red onion, cilantro, vinegar, lime juice and salt.
- Put half the mixture in the center of each Sprouted 7-Grain Wrap, wrap and enjoy.