Wheat-grass is one of the most powerful super-foods on the planet with benefits ranging from getting rid of acne scars to neutralizing toxins from your body. Lets leave the magical cancer curing, weight dropping and other such hype surrounding wheat-grass consumption at the door. I chose Wheat-grass mainly for it’s anti-oxidant properties and it’s rich nutritional content (Nutritional Value Information Link here). And as with anything else – consistency is very important if you want to see results. I drink wheat-grass juice up to 3 times a week in the mornings and on the other 4 days as a post workout fruit smoothie add-in.
Wheat-grass can be consumed in quite a few ways – nowadays it’s available in both tablet and powder form. You can also buy the fresh pressed juice at most grocery stores. I prefer juicing it myself to avoid the “yummy” added preservatives in either of those forms. There are also claims that wheat-grass juice begins to lose nutritional value about 20 minutes after it is juiced so I grow my own stash at home to keep things fresh.
Homegrown healthy wheat-grass also claims to have the highest chlorophyll and vitamin C content than any other form. Based on the numerous articles I read before I tried Wheat-grass shots, I found that it’s best consumed on an empty stomach so I prefer taking it early morning. Preparing wheat-grass juice at home from is quite easy but I have to warn you that it’s not as delicious by itself. I mix it with some lemon juice and honey to dilute the strong taste.
- Blend equal parts of wheat-grass and water in a mixer – I use 1 oz of each. The juice will get separated from the fiber and can easily be strained out.
- Strain the juice from the pulp using a cheesecloth or a strainer.
- Squeeze in lemon juice (.5 oz) and stir in some honey or agave syrup to your taste and drink up asap! You can even blend in some apples, oranges, pears, kiwis and avocados with this shot for a more filling smoothie specially if you don’t plan on eating anything else for breakfast.
If you have any interesting information on wheat-grass or insights from your experience, feel free to share them in the comments section below 🙂