Wheatgrass is a common vegetable which has over time become a very important food source and has found its way, one way or another into our daily feeding routine. Wheatgrass powder on the other hand, which is the powdered form, has immense benefits; some of which will be highlighted in this article. Asides the many benefits, some of its recipes will also be mentioned.
The benefits of wheatgrass can be dated back to the 1930’s when its consumption began
1) Wheatgrass powder has been known to be used for digestive relief when having painful digestive disorders. It also improves the digestive system and helps prevent constipation
2) Wheatgrass is a source of chlorophyll. It contains 70% chlorophyll, which is a potent health agent. It helps improve the general health condition and also prevents liver cancer, reducing damage from cancer-causing substances and combating colon cancer.
3) It is a famous antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that help protect your body from free radicals which are unstable molecules that damage healthy cells. Wheatgrass contains vitamins A, C, and E which are all very potent antioxidants.
Wheatgrass powders are known to produce very tasty and nutritious smoothies and we’ll have a look at two of them.
The Go-Go Kiwi Detox Smoothie
The kiwifruit mixed with wheatgrass combination is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. Here’s the ingredient and how to prepare.
- 4 kiwifruits
- 3 tbs of Wheatgrass powder (preferably Urban Platter Wheatgrass Powder)
- 2 tbs of mint leaves
- 1 apple juice
Preparation: Blend the chopped kiwifruit with the wheatgrass powder and lime. Chop neatly the mint leaves and add ice. Add enough apple juice to sweeten and then serve!
The Eyeopener Smoothie:
Alkalizing Green Mango, Banana & Wheatgrass
This smoothie is full of fruity flavor but also tart citrus of lime and rich spicy flavor of cilantro.
Ingredients: 1 banana fruit, 1/2 cup of pear, 1 cup of Spinach, 1 Cilantro stem, 1/4 of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder, 1/2 cup of unsweetened milk.
Preparation: Place all ingredients in a blender jar and blend until smooth. Then serve and enjoy!