Yes I know. Many will say that is really rabbit food! But that does not matter to me at all. I discovered wheatgrass for myself and am very happy about it.
The first time I heard about it was when I saw the documentary "May I Be Frank" in which said Frank drinks wheatgrass juice and thinks it is really terrible.
I know, this is certainly not good advertising, but take a look at it. Afterwards I became very curious to try that too:
But what exactly is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is the young grass (about 7-10 days old) that grows from wheat germ. You can get it in the pot, can grow it yourself (how to do that, you can learn here) or buy in the form of wheatgrass powder.
It's incredibly healthy, with 30 grams of it containing more nutrients than a kilogram of green leafy vegetables! It contains (for example 100 g) 60 x more vitamin C than oranges, 30 x more vitamin B 1 and 11 x more calcium than raw milk, 50 x more vitamin E than spinach and 5 x more magnesium than bananas. It also contains over 20 essential and non-essential amino acids, plenty of chlorophyll (70%), beta carotene, vitamin B12 (rare in plant foods), essential fatty acids (linolenic and linoleic acids), over 80 highly active enzymes and, and, and... woohoooo !!!
How does it taste?
It really tastes very "grassy". And it has a certain sharpness, which I find very interesting, for example in the smoothie.
I can understand well, if someone finds it awful:-) But it can just stop sooo much and you get used to the taste. You do not have to drink a liter of it because the nutrients are so concentrated.
Wheat grass powder
Wheatgrass juice should be drunk in the morning, on an empty stomach. Or alternatively about 2 hours after the meal. This allows the body to best absorb the nutrients.
If you use wheatgrass powder, you can easily dissolve it in water, juice or smoothie.
If you have fresh wheatgrass at home, it is best to squeeze it with a suitable press. I do not own something like that, so I use it in the blender with water and fruit, depending on my mood.
Here's a little smoothie recipe that's really tasty:
- a handful of wheatgrass
- 1 apple
- 1 orange
- Water or coconut water