Ready for a wheatgrass juice recipe that actually tastes good?
The superfood wheatgrass has been all the rage in health-food communities for years.
You’ve likely seen wheatgrass powder for sale, or noticed the little patches of grass grown behind the counter at juice shops.
Wheatgrass juice is a dietary powerhouse, juiced from young grass of the common wheat plant triticum aestivum. Rich in chlorophyll, which gives it a deep green color, wheatgrass is known to have numerous health benefits.
However, anyone whose ever ordered a plain wheatgrass shot will tell you that it is not the tastiest ingredient on its own.
Our wheatgrass juice blend recipe was formulated for a delicious drinking experience without sacrificing any of the nutrition.
Why We Love This Wheatgrass Juice Recipe
Wheatgrass is notoriously bitter. Luckily, chef Ari was able to achieve a perfect balance of earthy sweetness in this blend.
Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Wheatgrass has a very strong, overpowering flavor, and the best way to balance this is by using other strong flavored ingredients. We use two types of citrus, both orange and lime, and also ginger and turmeric as their spiciness helps to balance the flavors as well. Finally, coconut water is added to mellow the blend and make it more consumable in a larger quantity, rather than taken as a shot.”
As good as this juice tastes, it takes a back seat to the amazing health benefits that this blend offers.
The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass
Great For Overall Wellness
Drinking wheatgrass is excellent for your immune-system. It has naturally occurring antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and amino acids! It even contains enzymes that support digestion.
Although “wheat” is in the name, fresh wheatgrass is harvested from the wheat plant before the gluten containing seeds or grains are produced. If you avoid gluten for health reasons such as celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s a good idea to find out exactly where the wheatgrass has been sourced (if it’s an ingredient in your protein powder or supplements). If you can find out if it’s certified gluten-free pure organic wheatgrass, you’re probably okay.
Fresh wheatgrass is known to be full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, magnesium, vitamin E, calcium, vitamin K and potassium! The chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps your body build hemoglobin (a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body)!
Aids in Digestion
With its high levels of enzymes, wheatgrass helps your body break down food and absorb nutrients. The detoxifying effects of wheatgrass clean your intestines. It may even relieve constipation and other digestive issues like ulcerative colitis!
Great for Your Heart
Fresh juice from wheatgrass has been shown to lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure. This reduces your risk of heart disease!
Supports Weight Loss
Some studies have shown that drinking wheatgrass can boost your metabolism and even lower blood sugar levels!