Wheatgrass is one of the most popular super greens known for good health. The copious amounts of Chlorophyll, Beta Carotene, Enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals has grabbed the attention of health enthusiasts everywhere. Although most popularly known for its benefits in the form of juice or powder, fresh wheatgrass is also a fantastic green for your green smoothies. It adds a power pack of nutrition plus a natural sweetness that you do not get with most greens.
Excellent Source of:
Serving Size 32g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Sugars 0 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.
Wheatgrass Green Smoothie Recipe:
1/2 cup pineapple
1 cup grapes
1/2 cup Wheatgrass, chopped
1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup water
A sweet and nutritious cocktail to take you away.
Using wheatgrass for health began in the 1930’s when Charles Schnable first conducted experiments to bring his dying hens back to life. His results were so incredible that it lead to cans of Schable’s powdered grass stocked in major drug stores in 1940. Today, wheatgrass has become a staple in health tonics throughout the world, common in juice bars, smoothie cafes and in pill or powder form in every health store.
The acclaimed health benefits of wheatgrass are numerous including, cancer prevention, detoxification, improved blood flow and digestion, and general well-being. Wheatgrass pills and powder are very common in health food stores and even the health section of most supermarkets; fresh wheatgrass is also becoming a common site in storest that carry fresh organic produce. Of course there is nothing better than growing your own.
* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference