Wheat grass is a popular health food. It is credited with helping to prevent some cancers and removing heavy metals from the body. Although these claims aren’t fully substantiated, it is proven to be rich in chlorophyll which is beneficial to health. Besides chlorophyll, wheat grass is rich in protein, vitamins E and B12, and phosphorus. It comes from the common wheat plant and is most often found in either juice or as a powdered concentrate. Wheat grass has no wheat gluten. And, in addition to all this, wheat grass is also a very good smoothie ingredient. This wheatgrass smoothie is a really good and really green recipe to add to your smoothie collection, or if you are simply looking for a healthy way to begin the day.
Its also easy to turn this green wheatgrass smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1/2 cup wheatgrass
- 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 apple, cored and sliced
- 1 orange, peeled and sliced
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
- Ice to taste