Wheatgrass is the wheat plant’s “seed leaf.” Because of its high quantity of chlorophyll, which has the same chemical make-up as our blood’s hemoglobin, it’s commonly referred to as “green blood.”
Let’s face it: if you’re trying wheatgrass for the first time, you’re probably not going to like it. However, if you combine wheatgrass with other veggies and fruits that you enjoy in a smoothie, you’ll be able to reap the advantages without having to conquer the taste barrier.
Wheatgrass has a mild, sweet, and “grassy” flavor. Because it is genuinely grass, it is highly fibrous. As a result, it’s great for juicing, smoothies, or drying into powder.
Fun fact: When wheatgrass microgreens are growing in the 10-12 days before harvest, they do not contain gluten. Gluten is only found in the seed.
- 1 banana
- 1 oz wheatgrass juice
- 1 C frozen fruit (mango, berries, whatever you fancy)
- 1 C water
- 3 bunches of wheatgrass microgreens
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and whirl until smooth.
- If necessary, add more water to achieve the desired consistency.