It seems that wheatgrass is the superfood of the future. This plant has been growing besides us for centuries, but not many people realized it was so amazing health-wise. To be fair, in the past people didn’t have the tools to make wheatgrass juice, which is why they failed to realize that wheatgrass can be the cure for a number of diseases.
There are so many benefits of drinking wheatgrass juice on a regular basis that there’s no point mentioning all of them individually. Still, we need to point out that wheatgrass is proven to help with liver cleanse, but also with eliminating free radicals that are the main culprits for cancer.
With all this in mind, it seems that drinking wheatgrass juice every day is a great choice. Not only is it extremely healthy, it’s also pretty tasty. Of course, it’s even tastier if you combine it with other healthy ingredients and make a superb beverage. The only problem is that you can’t use a regular, centrifugal blender for this purpose. Instead, you will need either a manual wheatgrass juicer or a powerful masticating blender.
List of Ingredients
- 2 fluid ounces wheatgrass juice
- 1 banana
- ½ cup sliced avocado
- 1 chopped medium-sized apple
- 1 fluid ounce of soymilk
- Stevia/agave sweetener to taste
How to Make the Ultimate Wheatgrass Smoothie?
Just take a look at the ingredients and you will see how awesome this drink is, from the nutritional point of view. Each of the ingredients is filled with vitamins and minerals, while some (avocado and soymilk) also have a fair share of healthy fats. The smoothie will also have a pretty decent amount of protein, with superb amino-acid profile. That is why it’s really worth making it, even though you will need to invest a bit more time.
The first thing that you will need to do is make wheatgrass juice. For that, you will need wheatgrass blades of about 4 inches in size. In order to make the juice, you will need to use either a manual wheatgrass juicer, which resembles a traditional meat grinder, or a slow-paced, yet very powerful, masticating juicer.
By processing the wheatgrass with the juicer, you will get a puree, which you need to strain in order to get clean juice. Once you’re done with that, it’s time to put the juice in the juicer. This time you can use a centrifugal juicer or you can switch the masticating blender to the top speed. Mix the juice with other ingredients and start blending. After just a couple of seconds, the smoothie will be complete.
What Kind of Blender You Need?
Unless you buy a wheatgrass juice in the bottle, you will need to use a slow juicer for making your own juice. An alternative to the masticating and the manual wheatgrass juicer, is a food processor with different speed settings. This device would be perfect, as you would be able to use it both for the wheatgrass juice (low speed) and smoothie (high speed). The only condition is that the device has a powerful motor.