Quickest way to make wheat grass juice is to take 100 grams Wheatgrass and wash it thoroughly, put it in the juicer, add some water and juice it. Separate the fiber from juice and have it on empty stomach to get the optimum results. You can expect 50 ml juice if prepared correctly.
The recipe above is the simplest and easiest amongst all the wheatgrass juice recipes which you will see below.
Off course, the quantity of juice that you want obviously depends on what your goals are. For instance if your goal is to simply maintain good health, then a simple wheat grass shot of 50 ml once a day on empty stomach should suffice.
But if your goal is to make it a part of your diet especially if you are following a special diet or a juicing diet then, I would say you need to increase the intake up to 100 ml every day. However, if you are anemic or suffering from obesity, diabetes or liver disorders then you need to increase the dosage up to twice a day.
In General, Wheatgrass works well and acts as an ayurvedic medicine if it’s consumed in simplest form. Meaning you need to be very careful on what you are adding to the juice if your goal is to heal/fulfill the nutritional needs from wheatgrass. Because any addition that you do will change the Quality, potency and chemical composition of the juice.
Since wheatgrass is not super tasty and not everyone enjoys the taste, I have compiled 10 wheatgrass juice recipes that is not only palatable but also provides tons of health benefits without nullifying the potency of wheatgrass.
WheatGrass Cinnamon Shot
You don’t need any special preparation to prepare this drink. All you would need is 100 grams Wheat Grass and a pinch of cinnamon.
It works just like you take Tequila shot, only change is the ingredient here…
In this you simply extract 50 ML Wheat Grass Juice from juicer and put the juice in Tequila shot glass.
Then, take a pinch of Cinnamon and put it above the thumb. Finally, consume wheat grass shot and then lick cinnamon powder to get rid of grassy smell and flavor from your mouth.
Doing this will make sure wheatgrass acts as an Ayurvedic medicine and also as a Nutritional supplement.
Simple, isn’t it?
The chemical composition stays intact and reaps maximum benefits.
Wheatgrass Juice with Lemon and Ginger
As the name suggests, to make this juice you simply need 3 ingredients.
- Half inch Ginger
- Half Lemon
- 100 grams wheatgrass
- 7 mint leaves (Optional)
Once you have the ingredients ready, follow these 3 simple steps.
- Put ginger, mint leaves and Wheatgrass in juicer/mixer.
- Juice it, extract the juice and squeeze half a lemon juice in it.
Have this on empty stomach for best possible results.
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Wheatgrass and Apple Juice
So above two Wheatgrass juice recipes were more like a concentrated wheatgrass health shot, we now move to the actual juice that you will not only enjoy but it will also keep you energized.
As you already know, an apple a day keeps doctor away, this phrase makes a lot of sense especially due to the nutritional contents on Apple and medicinal properties too.
When this powerful fruit is mixed with Wheatgrass, it becomes a nutritional powerhouse.
To make this powerful juice you don’t need anything extra, so you only need…
- 2 Apples
- 50 grams wheatgrass
To make this high energy drink, follow below steps.
- Wash the apples and Wheatgrass thoroughly.
- Cut apples into pieces.
- Put the apples and wheatgrass in the juicer, add some water and juice it.
Have this juice during breakfast.
Wheatgrass and Beetroot juice with mint leaves
Beetroot when mixed with Wheatgrass becomes a powerful fat cutter drink. This is an extremely potent juice and highly beneficial if you are suffering from low hemoglobin count, abnormal CBC, RBC, Triglycerides, Cholesterol and Sugar levels.
This drink will not only fulfill your nutritional needs but also act as a medicine to correct your vata, Pitta and Kapha.
To make this drink you simply 3 ingredients.
- One large Beet Root
- 100 Grams Wheat grass
- 7 mint leaves
Once you have above ingredients ready, follow these 4 steps.
- Wash Beetroot, Wheatgrass and Mint leaves thoroughly.
- Cut Beetroot into pieces, put it in the juicer.
- Add Mint leaves and wheatgrass to the juicer.
- Juice it, extract the juice
Have it during breakfast or 2 hours after breakfast or lunch.
Carrot, Mint and Wheatgrass juice
When we talk about anti-cancer food, one simply cannot ignore Wheatgrass and carrot juice. Wheatgrass and Carrot is right at the top of a food chain when it comes to anti-cancer foods.
Both Wheatgrass and Carrots are alkaline and contains essential vitamins and nutrients that fights free radicals and remove toxins from liver and blood.
To make this life saving juice you would need just 3 ingredients.
- 2 Carrots
- 100 grams wheat grass
- 5-7 Mint leaves
To make the juice, follow 4 simple steps.
- Wash carrots, wheatgrass and mint leaves thoroughly
- Put it in the juicer and juice it.
- Extract the juice
Have it in early morning, preferably after workouts or jogging.
Orange and Wheatgrass Juice
Who doesn’t like orange juice, it’s tasty it’s healthy and has tons of other health benefits.
When we mix Orange with Wheatgrass, the combination becomes extremely nutritious, thereby providing all the essential vitamins and minerals at one go.
To make this high energy drink, you simply need…
- One large orange
- 50 grams wheatgrass
That’s it, you only need these two ingredients.
And to make this health drink simply follow the below steps.
- Peel the orange
- Wash the wheatgrass juice
- Put the orange and Wheatgrass juice in the juicer
- Juice it and extract the juice
Have it in the morning 1 hour before or after the breakfast for noticeable results.
Nutritional Content of pure wheatgrass juice
Below are the nutritional content of Wheatgrass juice per 100 Grams served
- Carbohydrates – 2 g
- Chlorophyll – 42.2 mg
- Biotin – 10 mcg
- Choline – 92.4 mg
- Folic Acid / Folacin – 29 mcg
- Vitamin A – 427 IU
- Vitamin B1 – 0.08 mg
- Vitamin B2 – 0.13 mg
- Vitamin B3 – 0.11 mg
- Vitamin B5 – 6 mg
- Vitamin B6 – 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B12 – 1 mcg
- Vitamin C – 3.65 mg
- Vitamin E – 15.2 IU
- Calcium – 24.2 mg
- Iron – 0.61 mg
- Magnesium – 24 mg
- Phosphorus – 75.2 mg
- Potassium – 147 mg
- Sodium – 10.3 mg
- Zinc – 0.33 mg
- Alanine – 306 mg
- Aspartic Acid – 260 mg
- Cysteine – 31.2 mg
- Isoleucine – 56.6 mg
- L-Arginine – 135 mg
- L-Lysine – 37 mg
- Leucine – 105.3 mg
- Methionine – 93.6
- Phenylalanine – 103.4 mg
- Proline – 237 mg
- Threonine – 280 mg
- Tyrosine – 62.4 mg
- Valine – 44.9 mg
- Glucose – 0.8 g
Note: Growing wheatgrass in a pot is one of my preferred method, but it’s not the only way to grow wheatgrass at home. You can grow wheatgrass even without pot and soil too using wheatgrass growing containers available in the market.
So now that you know about various wheatgrass juice recipes and techniques to make the juice at home, let’s take a quick look on how you can grow wheatgrass at home so that you have constant supply of this potent grass 365 days a year.
How to grow Wheatgrass at home?
I have adopted a unique method that helps me to have constant supply of wheatgrass all year round.
The secret to this is actually simple and anyone can do it, simply follow below steps so that stock never ends for you.
- Go to nearby store/market and buy 7 pots on which you can grow plants (Including the soil)
- Now, here is the trick, wait until Monday.
- On Monday, sow a handful of wheatgrass seeds on pot number 1 (don’t touch the other pots)
- Next day i.e. Tuesday, sow a handful of Wheatgrass seeds on Pot number 2 (Don’t touch the other pots)
- Do the same on Wednesday, sow wheatgrass seeds on Pot number 3 (Don’t touch the other pots)
- Likewise do it for remaining others.
- By the time you reach day 8 you will have Pot 1 ready which fresh wheatgrass, simply remove the wheatgrass and juice it using any of the methods mentioned above.
- After you have taken out the wheatgrass from Pot 1 immediately sow a new lot of wheatgrass juice.
This way you can keep the cycle going on for as long as you want.
Commonly asked questions on Wheatgrass Juice
What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is a young plant grown from wheat seeds. The botanical name of Wheatgrass plant is Triticum aestivum and these type of plants are extremely high on chlorophyll. Due to this precise reason it gets the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Wheatgrass plants are easy to sow and grow. It can grow in your backyard as well as in your house (indoors).
How does wheatgrass smell?
It smells just like a normal grass, thereby making difficult to drink. The grassy smell and flavor tends to remain in the mouth. Thus, it’s recommended you use any of the above mentioned combinations.
Is it recommended to buy a readymade Wheatgrass juice?
I personally don’t recommend to buy wheatgrass juice as it contains class II preservatives. Best is to grow wheatgrass at home and juice it. If you don’t have any option to grow only then go for a readymade one.
How does Wheatgrass Juice taste?
It’s certainly not good in taste. Wheatgrass juice is bitter (Mild) with grassy smell and flavor making it had to consume. But the benefit that it gives, far exceeds the drawback we see in taste.
What are the side effects of Wheatgrass?
Anything in nature which is good for health may not be as good if consumed without any limits. Just like other super foods, wheatgrass too have some negative side effects if it’s consumed in excess.
Negative side effects includes nausea, allergies, temporary diarrhea, temporary loss of appetite and headache.
Can Wheatgrass help you lose weight?
In short, the answer is yes it can. Wheatgrass is considered as a top notch medicine in Ayurveda. It corrects Vata, Pitta and Kapha meaning it balance the disturbed function in your body, thereby aiding in weight loss.
Currently, there are no clinical trials done on human that suggest its direct role in weight loss. However, few clinical trials done on rat proves that it considerably reduces the weight and cholesterol levels.
Wheatgrass should not be viewed as a direct weight loss medicine, the way wheatgrass helps you to lose weight is by correcting the imbalanced Doshas in your body. So it’s not like you get a headache and you take crocin to relieve pain, instead it works holistically.
Is wheatgrass juice safe for diabetics?
100% Yes, every diabetics should have wheatgrass period. It’s extremely safe and some studies also shows that it reduces/reverses diabetes.
Can I use Wheatgrass powder instead of Wheatgrass Juice?
Wheatgrass is potent and at its best when consumed in form of juice. If you cannot prepare juice at home, the second best option for you is to buy the juice instead of powder.
Wheatgrass powder should be the last option.
Can individuals PCOS have this Juice?
Yes, wheatgrass is safe for individuals with PCOS.
Out of all the recipes above which one did you like the most? Do you have any experiences to share with wheat grass? Feel free to comment below.