Tricks, Tips and a Recipe
What’s all the fuss over wheatgrass?
by Leanne Ely
Happy Tuesday, Y’all!
It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh?
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Today’s Focus is on WHEATGRASS
Wheatgrass looks about as appetizing as a plate of lawnmower clippings, but this young grass of the wheat plant is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins. An ounce of wheatgrass juice has as many minerals as two and a half pounds of fresh veggies!
Drink up your vitamins A, B-12 and E, some calcium, magnesium, selenium, amino acids, live enzymes and iron . . . all in one glass!
Wheatgrass isn’t usually eaten on its own because it can be difficult to digest. It is most often juiced to express its dark green liquid that’s chock full of chlorophyll. When you drink wheatgrass, you’re basically drinking liquid sunshine energy.
Folks who drink wheatgrass often have a greater sense of overall well-being. They sleep well, have a strong immune system and reduced inflammation in their bodies, experience fewer cravings and have great mental clarity. Sounds like a wonder drink, doesn’t it?
Next time you’re at the juice bar, add a shot of wheatgrass juice!
Here’s Today’s TRICK:
Grow your own wheatgrass! Look for a flat of wheatgrass plants at the farmers’ market, or order some online. Then you’ll have the benefits of this wonder plant right at your fingertips on a daily basis.
Here’s a TIP:
Drink your serving of wheatgrass juice as soon as it’s juiced before it loses any of its healing properties and health benefits.
And Your RECIPE:
Apple, Banana, Spinach Smoothie
• 2 or three handfuls of spinach
• 1 Fuji apple, cored
• 1 banana
• 2 tbsp wheatgrass powder
• 1 scoop hemp protein powder
• 2 cups of filtered water
Put the water in the blender first, then all the other ingredients on top, with ice being the last ingredient. As you get used to drinking smoothies try putting more and more green veggies into your smoothie as you can tolerate it. Close the blender and blend on high until smooth.
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