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Wheatgrass Juice - Benefits & Recipes

Updated on March 8, 2011

The Benefits of Wheatgrass

The health benefits of wheatgrass juice are many, as frequent drinkers will attest. You may have seen enthusiasts "taking shots" of the stuff at your local juice bar or smoothie joint, or maybe your friend has a nice little crop growing beside the juicer in his or her kitchen. However the introduction was made, be glad it was. Take a gander at these facts:

  • Two ounces of wheatgrass juice contains the vitamins and minerals equivalent to 3 pounds of organic vegetables, and is especially high in magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
  • Wheatgrass juice is approximately 70% living chlorophyll, making it one of the best ingestible sources of chlorophyll available. Chlorophyll oxygenates the blood and organ tissue, impedes the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive tract, neutralizes toxins and helps purify the liver.
  • Wheatgrass improves digestion and relieves constipation.
  • Wheatgrass rebuilds red blood cell count, naturally regulates blood pressure, and helps regulate blood sugar.
  • Wheatgrass juice acts as a safe agent for internal cleansing, possessing powers of detoxification more than ten times superior even to long-time detox favorites like carrot juice.
  • Wheatgrass helps heal infection, scarring, ulcers, and sores, on the skin, in the mouth, and internally.

Recipes For Wheatgrass

Of course, there's still the problem of taste. For some people, it's an acquired one. For others, they never quite learn to like it. Still others can barely choke it down. If one of these last two is you, never fear. Wheatgrass juice can be blended into other juices in such a way as to leave even the most skeptical of drinkers licking his or her lips. Of course, experimentation is key, as you'll have to discover for yourself what tickles your personal palate, but here are a few ideas to get you started.

For each of the juices, all you need is the fresh, whole fruit or vegetable indicated, your wheatgrass crop (measured in inch rounds), and your juicer. For smoothies, you will also need a blender or food processor. Wheatgrass can also be added to any of your favorite smoothie recipes.

Green Juice

  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 5 fresh spinach leaves
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 3-inch round wheatgrass
  • water as needed

Cut up celery and cucumber into chunks small enough to fit through your juicer. Juice and dilute with water as necessary for texture and/or taste.

Veggie Delight

  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 red beet
  • 5 fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 3-inch round wheatgrass
  • water as needed

Cut up vegetables into chunks small enough to fit through your juicer. Juice and dilute with water as necessary for texture and/or taste.

Applegrass

  • 3 medium apples
  • 3-inch round wheatgrass
  • water as needed

Chop apples to fit through juicer. Juice and dilute as needed.

Orange-grass

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 large carrots
  • 3-inch round wheatgrass

Chop carrots to fit through juicer. Juice and serve.

Wheatgrass Whirl

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup fresh berries
  • 2-inch round wheatgrass
  • 1-2 cups ice cubes

Juice orange and wheatgrass, then add with all other ingredients to blender and process until smoothie texture.

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      Gina 2 years ago

      Is it ok to mix wheatgrass powder with grapefruit juice?

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      kamutjuicepowder 4 years ago

      You can get juiced powder from kamutjuice.com its really good and you just mix it... organic too! I save hours a day and I take more than ever. . Great recipes as well...

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      Jules 5 years ago

      Cool receipts, these tastes very good... also they start selling fresh wheat grass now at whole foods!

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      suja 5 years ago

      good.

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      mahcheese 5 years ago

      thanks for the recipes. i used them in combination with fresh frozen wheatgrass from grassfactor - google it. i like it bc its grown outdoors - tastes great. thx again for the recipe ideas.

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      Hishighness 5 years ago

      Anyone know anything about g.e.r.d and wheatgrass?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Solid hub with nice recipes with wheatgrass. I have included a link to this hub, in my hub on benefits of wheatgrass,maddieruud.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Nan 5 years ago

      I diluted the wheat grass juice with coconut juice/water.. it worked very well for me..

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      abida 5 years ago

      This is an amazing thing to drink.I had no idea of wheatgrass juice before.It seems to offer help for several problems like diabetes and blood pressure.Thanks for giving detailed information about benefits of wheatgrass juice and the recipe too.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for a great hub!

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      li smith ion-eco 6 years ago from Hermanus, South Africa

      Great hub, Maddie, I love your Applegrass recipe! Thank you for listing my book, Wheatgrass: Superfood for a New Millennium. Regards, Li

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      KKalmes 7 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Maddie, excellent article... I found wheatgrass drinks at Froots in the suburbs and am so upset that there aren't any in the Chicago. Will bookmark this article for sure...

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      wheatgrass Thailand 7 years ago

      It is a good juicer. It is heavy, but it is cast iron it is intended. I do not use it in my dorm that I grow Wheatgrass and it’s great. Make sure that you wash it right away that you do not get rusty, right?

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      Harry" Bass 4 Yo Face" Burton 7 years ago

      Where can I buy fresh wheatgrass in the Bay Area?

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      Nikki noo nar 7 years ago

      Brilliant!! Can't wait to try it !!

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      globalcoffeegrind 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! I never knew the details of wheatgrass' healthy properties, but what about the taste? Haven't tried it yet, myself. :)

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      Russell-D 7 years ago from Southern Ca.

      In Berlin last year, we stopped in at a Greek restaurant and for the first time tasted WHEAT BEER - on draft no less. The mellow, rich taste and the higher alcoholic content vs. our 3.5 stuff brought me back for a second night encore. That story is recalled in the "Poland with 3 days in Berlin" Chapter of my HUB Series "A La Carte"; Tales Of Food & Drink Digested from 55 Years of International Travel. David Russell

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      sacredcow 7 years ago from india

      this is very good article.right now i am using wheat grass juice for ulcers and its helping me a lot.soon i will come up with some information on this subject.

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      jrcemail 7 years ago

      I've tried it and it's not that bad actually!

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      Heartwings 7 years ago

      I first tried a shot of wheatgrass juice from Jamba Juice about three years ago. I know it worked because within an hour I started getting a headache, and it was a good thing it was Friday afternoon. I was in bed the next day. But after that I felt tremendously better than I had in a long time.

      So I tried a few more shots from the juice bar, then bought the containers of grass from Raley's supermarket after ordering a small, hand-crank auger type juicer just for grasses. I felt better and better, but thought it was expensive either way.

      I invested in some seeds from www.wheatgrasskits.com, and it has been the best investment of my life! Super easy to grow yourself. I don't even mind the taste, but it's better "cut" with fresh orange juice or something else.

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      Wheatgrass 8 years ago

      The wheatgrass whirl sounds amazing. Great Hub !!

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      EcoAsh 8 years ago from Hemet

      thanks for those recipes. I will try them. I love wheat grass.

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      J.C.Mathpal 8 years ago

      Thanks for giving such detail information regarding benefits of wheatgrass. It is really necessary to aware the human being about the benefits of wheatrgrass. which is really Nature's gift to mankind.

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      Dan Varella 8 years ago from Groves, TX

      Thanks for the great recipes and choices of juicers-

      Dan

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      fedhughes 8 years ago

      Thank you for giving detailed explanation of the benefits and the recipe too. I have tried the powder form and the ready made one, how does it taste? I mean the home made, the smell and flavor must be strong.

      Cheers

      fedhughes

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      mike king 9 years ago from california

      thanx ms.

      this is very good information.

      I just bought a juicer and I'm still experimenting

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      aprilkerr 9 years ago from UK

      I might suggest my Mum try this out. She has auto-immune defficiency and part of the problem may be because of lack of oxygen in her system. Also, it just seems to be overall healthy.

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      cellphone 9 years ago from Maui , Hawaii

      awesome info. wheat grass rules. Sea salt water grown wheat grass has even more minerals.

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      sweetlife 9 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Hi Maddie, my favorite wheat grass combination is mixed with the beet juice. For anyone who has never had the pleasure of drinking this juice it's like drinking a shot of energy. Great for Diabetics to use to get feeling better & improve their health.

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      Shane Wright 9 years ago

      i have seen wheat grass powder and pills do they work the same? Where do i buy fresh wheat grass? and is it okay not to juice it and just toss it in the blender with the other smoothie stuff? also how mush does fresh wheat grass cost?

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      raintree 9 years ago

      Hi Maddie, Thanks for this excellent information. We recently got a juicer so these recipes will be great :) I've had wheatgrass occasionally but looking forward to seeing what difference drinking regular wheatgrass juices will make.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks Maddie for the great information. I really wanted another opinion on the juice. I'm really having a hard time with the taste, I thought it would grow on me but it's still a shuddering experience for me. The only one I can get down is the one with carrots and oranges...It's helping with the blood pressure though and if you believe it or not for the first time in my life I'm actually able to grow my fingernails...Who would have guessed

      Thanks again for the great HUB

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Rapidwriter 9 years ago from UK

      Thanks for listing the benefits, Maddy. This is amazing. I had no idea. I'm going to get started on this tomorrow. (Shops shut today because it's New Year) It seems to offer help for several of my problems including diabetes.

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