Everybody knows that wheatgrass juice has amazing health benefits, but its taste leaves a lot to be desired. In this article I will make a tasty wheatgrass juice recipe that makes drinking wheatgrass a treat!
I have a confession to make, even though I've been a self described health nut for many years, I can't stand the taste! I always make a funny face after drinking it and feel slightly nauseated. However, I still drink it because its its great source of chlorophyll and essential nutrients. Chlorophyll helps purify the liver, neutralize toxins in the body, and it builds the blood's oxygen carrying potential. It also contains beta-carotene, B-complex, C, E, and vitamin K. Wheatgrass is great for people who are wanting to detox and cleanse their bodies or lose weight. Unfortunately all these health benefits will go to waste if you aren't able to stand the taste!
To make the wheatgrass palatable it is recommened that you try diluting it with different types of fresh fruit and vegetable juice. Some of the best juices to mix with the wheatgrass with juice are: apple, orange, and cucumber or a combination of the three. You can also dilute the juice with Kombucha or a blend of apple juice and a fermented beverage called Rejuvelac. When you mix wheatgrass with other juices, a good rule of thumb is to not mix more than 1 ounce with 16 ounces of another type of juice.
It is easy to mix your shot of wheatgrass at your favorite local juice bar. Just ask for at least 16 ounces of fresh fruit or vegetables juice. For example, you could ask for a celery, apple, lemon, ginger juice and then add your 1 ounce shot of wheatgrass juice.
Here is one of my favorite wheatgrass juice recipes of all time that you can make at home:
1 large cucumber or 2 medium cucumbers
1 peeled orange
small handful fresh basil leaves
1 inch knob ginger
3 fistfuls of wheatgrass or desired amount
Juice all ingredients through the Omega Vert Juicer or another single auger style juicer. Enjoy!
It's best to drink juice on an empty stomach.
For a video demonstration of how to make this juice recipe check out the resources below: