Did you know that swigging down a concentrated shot of wheatgrass juice is not the only way of getting it into your system?
That’s right, you can in fact blend and mix your freshly juiced wheatgrass with a regular green smoothie recipe, or even just sweet fruit juices alone.
The wheatgrass does not lose its effectiveness when consumed as part of a green smoothie, and it’s often a great way to disguise the strong taste if you’re not yet accustomed to it.
If you’re growing your own fresh wheatgrass at home… we’re impressed! If you’re not as yet, and you’d love to learn how, check out this great how-to video we posted here.
You can also invest in your own wheatgrass growing kit!
If you’re not quite ready to invest in a good quality juicer, don’t forget that you can also keep an eye out for a freshly squeezed shot of wheatgrass next time you’re at the local health food store or farmer’s markets. Bring a couple shots home and power up your green smoothies for the next day or two!
On the topic of cleaning out your body’s waste, let’s take a look at a powerfully cleansing smoothie recipe that will purify your blood and lymph, giving it a good ol’ spring cleanin’ — any time of the year!
This smoothie recipe combines the cleansing properties of dandelion greens and wheatgrass. Dandelion greens are a fantastic way to work a mini-detox into your day. Besides being impressively nutrient rich, dandelions aid digestion and act as a natural diuretic.
2 granny smith apples, cored
1 bunch dandelion greens
1 handful parsley
1 shot of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice (juice your own or bring some home!)
¼ lemon, peeled and seeded
water, as needed, for blending
Place all ingredients in your trusty blender.
Blend it up, baby!
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Yes – you can blend wheatgrass directly in a smoothie **IF** you have a very high-powered blender like a Blendtec or a Vita-Mix. These blenders can break it down sufficiently, whereas standard blenders won’t really be able to.
However, be warned from someone (else) who has tried it: One, depending on what else you blend it with, it may be unpleasant tasting. And two, it’s a high fiber food. If you’re not used to a lot of fiber, proceed slowly so your body can adjust to the additional fiber load.
Something else you could try is blending wheatgrass with water in a blender, and then pour the result through a nut-milk bag. That way the really fibrous part will stay behind, collected in the nut-milk bag, which you can then add to the compost.
Yet another idea is to freeze your wheatgrass shots for adding into smoothies! So if you get a lot of wheatgrass juice using the blender-water-nut-milk-bag method, you can always freeze the excess for later use! Try putting it in an icecube tray, and then add 1-2 wheatgrass juice icecubes to your smoothie.
Wonderful recipe, i love green smoothies! Slightly off topic, I’m also considering adding some more wild greens into my smoothies, i absolutely love them in my salads and luckily, i live in a place where you can purchase some at the local organic market. I’m thinking to add purslane, since i’ve read that it has the highest content of alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) of all green leafy vegetables. Is anyone else regularly adding this to their green smoothies? If so, does it blend easily and does it taste good? I’m not very picky myself, i love my greens just the way they are and could eat them just the way they are.