Eat Your Greens the SOL-FUL way…
OK—we know what you’re thinking. You hear sprouted ancient grain pizza and you think of this weird, cardboard-like, stiff crust and then you envision alfalfa sprouts sort of growing out of the pizza. Right? Don’t worry—we kind of thought that as well.
But then we started studying the true nature of grains and guess what, Pizza Lovers? This is not some new-age, healthy-eating trend. This is the real stuff—the way grains are meant to be harvested and the way your body is meant to digest them. So, your body actually digests this amazingness and uses it and all that good stuff. We’re kind of obsessed with this superpower pizza right now.
Oh, and it gets better. Research (here is a great article) suggests that your body actually digests sprouted ancient grains like a VEGGIE instead of a STARCH. Say what!? OK—so you’re thinking let’s skip the leafy greens and eat this amazing sprouted ancient grain pizza that SOL PIE offers. We definitely think you should eat your leafy greens still and we’ve got you covered in that area with loads of local, organic green goodness.
Also, because ancient grains are sprouted the way nature intended and your body actually breaks it down and digests it (we also ferment this dough as well so your digestive system is really going to love you!), they usually pose no problems for people with gluten sensitivities.
So, you know what sprouted ancient grains are but what about spelt (read all the good stuff right here)?
We could go on and on about spelt. First, Spelt is a whole food and can be consumed by many people with gluten sensitivities. However, spelt is not a gluten-free grain so please seek naturopath to see what gluten grains you are allergic to if you have a gluten sensitivity.
Spelt is super kind to your digestive system and makes it do very little work (so your tastebuds and your body will thank you!). Spelt contains more protein, fats and crude fibre than wheat and also has large amounts of Vitamin B17 (anti-carcinoma). It also contains special carbohydrates which play a decisive role in blood clotting and stimulate the body’s immune system so as to increase its resistance to infection. (Um, should we go on!?). This super grain is also packed with protein, and these proteins contain all of the nine essential amino acids needed by the human body. And it keeps getting better. Because Spelt is a relatively low yielding crop it doesn’t take as much from the soil as more modern crops. It is a more sustainable crop on a long term basis. It also thrives without the application of fertilizers even on relatively poor soils.
Now you see why were are so in love with sprouted ancient grain spelt pizza. Addicted, actually.
The tough question now? What are you going to put on this beautiful, nutrient-packed, body-loving, sustainable work of art?