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Presenting you our list of six tasty and easy - 24 Mantra Organic

Presenting you our list of six tasty and easy - 24 Mantra Organic

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Clever Wheatgrass Recipes to Sneak in Your Meals

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29.08.2020

Wheatgrass is bright green in colour and is the young grass of a wheat plant. It is a rich source of various minerals, vitamins, and, most importantly, chlorophyll, which is said to be a natural healer due to its antibacterial properties. If you want to realise the benefits of organic wheatgrass, then it’s time to incorporate it into your diet.

However, unlike other leafy vegetables, wheatgrass is not considered palatable by all. Therefore, people are constantly searching for innovative wheatgrass recipes that can give them all the goodness of the plant without compromising their taste. We will look at six tasty and easy wheatgrass recipes that you must try at least once.

There are several ways in which organic wheatgrass can be included in your diet. Wheatgrass recipes vary widely based on the consumers’ preferences and tastes. Whether you’d like to consume it in the form of tea, juice, or smoothie, it eventually all boils down to your personal taste.

Image source: Easy Healthy Smoothie

Before we explore these easy wheatgrass recipes, let’s look at the nutritional value of wheatgrass and why it is gradually becoming a supplement for many people to live a healthy lifestyle:

Nutritional Value of Wheatgrass

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 2 teaspoon % Daily Values
Calories 16 k cal
Carbohydrates 1 g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 2 g 4%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 12 mg 1%
Potassium 158 mg 5%
Vitamins
Vitamin A 37%
Vitamin B12 4%
Vitamin K 204%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 3%
Riboflavin 24%
Vitamin C 107%
Vitamin B6 4%
Minerals
Calcium 5%
Manganese 14%
Iron 19%
Magnesium 5%
Iodine 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie need
Source: The Walking Encyclopedia

Benefits of Wheatgrass

Although there are limited studies on the effects of wheatgrass on the human body, organic wheatgrass is believed to:

  • Reduce cravings
  • Promote weight loss
  • Help in detoxing
  • Clear the skin
  • Support immune system
  • Alkalise the body
  • Promote digestion due to high fibre content [1]

 

Common Wheatgrass Recipes

 

1. Mixing it With Water

One of the easiest wheatgrass recipes is by mixing 1 tsp of organic wheatgrass in a glass of water. It is always good to have this drink on an empty stomach so that it powers your engine, revitalises you and helps in smoother bowel movements. You can also have it 30 minutes to one hour before having meals so that you don’t overeat.

2. Wheatgrass Latte

This is one of the quickest wheatgrass recipes that is liked by many since it involves very few ingredients and can be a healthy replacement of coffee, soda, or tea. To make wheatgrass latte, you will need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp organic wheatgrass powder
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients to form a frothy latte.
  • Pro tip: use an electric mixer to get extra foam and air in the dense milk.

3. Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass powder can be added to any juice you make of green leafy vegetables. This drink not only has the goodness of wheatgrass but has valuable addition of nutrients from other vegetables. To make your green juice, you would need the following ingredients:

Ingredients

  • Raw spinach⠀
  • Cucumber
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 chopped apple ⠀
  • 1 tsp organic wheatgrass
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water (if required for a thinner consistency)

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients into a juicer.
  • Add water in the juice if required.

Enjoy the juice after meals or between two meals, especially in the afternoon. It is always advised to have fresh juices instead of bottled ones since it has no preservatives or sugar.

Image source: The Chalkboard

4. Wheatgrass Smoothie

Here’s a decadent smoothie that will make you fall in love with wheatgrass. This wheatgrass smoothie is easy to make and keeps you full for a longer period of time. Here are the ingredients you would need:

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
  • ½ avocado
  • Few mint leaves
  • Whipped cream (for serving – optional)

Method

  • Blend everything in a blender
  • Transfer the mixture in a glass.
  • Top it with whipped cream, and it is ready to serve.

This is one of the few wheatgrass recipes that you can have when you have a sugar craving.

 

5. Wheatgrass Porridge

Our second last wheatgrass recipe is a green porridge, which is a superfood mostly enjoyed as a breakfast to keep you charged up throughout the day. This recipe has no grains or sugar, making it gut-friendly. It will make you feel fuller for a longer time and provide stable natural energy.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon organic wheatgrass powder
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Method

  • Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over low-medium.
  • Continuously stir as the porridge will start thickening.
  • Switch off the heat once the desired consistency and texture are achieved, and serve with toppings of your choice.

 

6. Wheatgrass salad dressing

Wheatgrass goes well as a salad dressing. It can give your veggies extra nutrients and taste. Here’s how you can make your salad dressing by mixing it with some olive oil or create a blast of flavours in your mouth with this easy herb dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain curd)
  • 1 teaspoon organic wheatgrass
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin

Method

  • Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • Pour over your grilled veggies and serve

That’s all folks

We hope you like these easy wheatgrass recipes and will incorporate in your diet. Bon appetite!

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Wheatgrass powder and enjoy the benefits of this superfood.

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