You can make a fresh wheatgrass shot at home from scratch. Here is how it's done!
📕 What is a Wheatgrass Shot?
A wheatgrass shot is a super healthy juice made by processing wheatgrass that grows from seeds into a concentrated punch.
Wheatgrass is the young green grass that grows out of your wheat. Yep, the same wheat that we use to make flour or which we turn into wheat berries.
Apart from being fully organic, this drink is also quite economical, can easily be made at home, and does not require a juicer.
This health shot is a dietary supplement, and it is advisable to consume it in small quantities on an empty stomach (the taste can be a little hard-hitting the first few times!).
🌿 Health Benefits
Wheatgrass is a superfood - it has antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Not only does it help the body in getting rid of impurities and stored toxins, but it also helps with digestion.
Other benefits include boosting your metabolism and immune system and lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol.
Expect an increase in energy, less gas, less bloating, and an increase in overall health after consuming small quantities of this drink at regular intervals.
🔪 How to make it with fresh wheatgrass?
Here is how it's done. You can print it too in the recipe card further below.
Keep some wheatgrass seeds in a bowl of water. Rinse them periodically till the seeds have tiny white sprouts.
Place the seeds gently on soil and water whenever the soil is getting too dry. When the wheatgrass has grown a few inches, cut the plant with a clean sharp scissor.
Take a handful of wheatgrass and blend it using a mortar and pestle or a juicer to extract the wheatgrass juice.
- Try to use organic wheatgrass seeds for this recipe.
- Do-it-yourself wheatgrass growing kits can also be purchased to grow wheatgrass indoors.
- Wheatgrass is easy to maintain, economical, hygienic, grows without trouble, and is generally a strong plant.
🍴 How to consume it?
Wheatgrass juice should be consumed early in the morning on an empty stomach.
It tastes like fresh-cut grass which some people may not like (and may even find nauseating) but the taste is acquired and once you get used to it, there’s no turning back.
If the taste is a major deterrent from consuming this extremely healthy drink, you can try to add about 40ml of apple juice to improve the taste.
This drink cannot be stored and should be consumed as soon as possible.
Also, cut wheatgrass will get fibrous over time and will no longer remain nice and fresh. The fibers can be removed to grow a fresh patch of wheatgrass sprouts.
Mix the powder with some water and consumer. Although this option is not fresh, it is a much better option for people who cannot consume fresh wheatgrass.
Dry freshly cut wheatgrass in a dehydrator. Once done, turn the dry wheatgrass into a powder using a mortar and pestle or spice blender/ coffee grinder.
The best time to drink wheatgrass juice is in the morning on an empty stomach.
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