Everyone knows that wheatgrass juice has incredible health benefits, but its taste leaves a lot to be desired. In this article I will make a wheatgrass juice recipe that makes drinking wheatgrass a joy!
I have a confession to make, even though I have described myself as a health freak for many years, I can’t stand the taste! I always wince after drinking it and feel a bit nauseous. However, I still drink it because it is a great source of chlorophyll and essential nutrients. Chlorophyll helps purify the liver, neutralizes toxins in the body, and increases the oxygen-carrying potential of the blood. It also contains beta-carotene, complex B, C, E and vitamin K. Wheatgrass is excellent for people who want to detoxify and cleanse their bodies or lose weight. Unfortunately, all of these health benefits will be wasted if you can’t stand the taste.
To make wheatgrass palatable, it is recommended that you try to dilute it with different types of fresh fruit and vegetable juice. Some of the best juices to mix with juicing wheatgrass are: apple, orange, and cucumber or a combination of all three. You can also dilute the juice with Kombucha or a mix of apple juice and a fermented drink called Rejuvelac. When mixing wheatgrass with other juices, a good rule of thumb is to mix no more than 1 ounce with 16 ounces of another type of juice.
It’s easy to mix up your wheatgrass shot at your favorite local juice bar. Just order at least 16 ounces of fresh fruit or vegetable juice. For example, you can order a celery, apple, lemon, or ginger juice and then add your 1-ounce dose of wheatgrass juice.
This is one of my all-time favorite wheatgrass juice recipes that you can make at home:
1 large cucumber or 2 medium cucumbers
1 peeled orange
a small handful of fresh basil leaves
1-inch ginger knob
3 handfuls of wheatgrass or desired amount
Juice all ingredients with the Omega Vert Juicer or other single screw juicer. Enjoy!
It is best to drink juice on an empty stomach.
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