Wheatgrass has enjoyed superfood status for awhile. Its bright green color and sharp taste make it a popular addition to smoothies. Although more research is needed to explore the health benefits of adding wheatgrass to your diet, you can get important vitamins and minerals from wheatgrass. To take wheatgrass, purchase wheatgrass shots, mix your own,or take wheatgrass supplements in tablet form. You'll find that it's easy to get a quick nutrient boost from this little plant.
Adding Wheatgrass to Your Diet
Blend your own wheatgrass juice. If you'replanning on drinking wheatgrass every day, consider making your own fresh wheat grass juice. You can buy the tender wheatgrass shoots or grow it. You'll need to blend it in a blender designed just for wheatgrass, so the shoots don't clog the blender. Strain the wheatgrass through a mesh strainer and refrigerate it until you're ready to drink it.
Try mixing the wheatgrass with carrot juice, pineapple juice,apple juice, or mint.·
To make wheatgrass juice, you will need two ounces of fresh wheatgrass, two stalks of celery, two cucumbers, and half a cup parsley. Cutall of the vegetables into small chunks. Put wheatgrass into the juicer first,and add the vegetables in after it. Add water as needed. Mix up wheatgrass powder. Purchase Wheatgrass powder from a natural food store. Look for a powder that's made with wheatgrass juice instead of dried and ground wheatgrass. Your body will absorb the wheatgrass better if it's been processed already.
Put the powder into a blender along with your liquids and sweeteners of choice. Blend the mixture until it's smooth. For a sweet wheatgrass drink, blend together:
- 1/2 scoop of wheat grass powder
- 2 cups (450 g) of fresh or frozen pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 to 2 cups (240 to 480 ml) of coconut water
- 1 teaspoon of spirulina (optional).Take wheatgrass tablets. If you don't have the time to mix up wheatgrass or you don't like drinking it, you can buy wheatgrass supplements. These usually come in tablet form and should just contain wheatgrass powder. Some supplements might also have rice powder to bind the wheatgrass powder into tablet form. Follow the manufacturer's instructions about dosing.For example, you may need to take several wheatgrass tablets with water or juice. Use wheatgrass in salads. Try adding fresh wheatgrass shoots to your saladgreens. Keep in mind that these may be harder to digest than the juice or powder. If you prefer, mix the wheatgrass juice into a salad dressing or sprinkle wheatgrass powder onto your salad. You can also combine the wheatgrass juice with fruit juice and oils to make a unique salad dressing.