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I usually use spinach when I want to turn my smoothie “green”. It isn’t as bitter as other greens like dandelion and kale and it blends easily making it easier to create a delicious smoothie. Parents, take note of this fact when trying to get your children to try green smoothies.
Wheatgrass is the killer ingredient in this smoothie. I promise you, that this recipe will get rid of the gag reflex you get when you hear the word “wheatgrass”. Yes, I know that wheatgrass shots can taste funny, I take them so I know how it feels, but adding a sweet fruit like the blueberry will mask it’s funny taste.
Wheatgrass should be included in your smoothies because this plant is rich in nutrients. It has alkalising chlorophyll, antioxidants, vitamins and anti-inflammatory agents. It also neutralises acids and wastes so as to purify the blood and boost immunity. It is also a good source of high quality plant based protein as about 85% of its weight is protein.
Infact, I’ve gone ahead and listed the health benefits of all the ingredients:
Blueberries support eye health, have cognitive benefits, are anti-cancerous and have many more health benefits!
Blueberries, bananas and spinach all contain Vitamin C.
Spinach and blueberries have a lot of antioxidants.
Spinach has a lot of vitamin K, which helps maintain bone health.
Spinach is rich in manganese, folate, iron, magnesium and vitamin A.
The phytonutrients in spinach are anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory.
Wheatgrass can be used in the treatment of diseases like psoriasis and eczema. This hasn’t been clinically proven but there are a lot of testimonies to support this.
Wheatgrass is an excellent immune booster as it has the ability of increasing red blood cells in the body.
Wheatgrass is highly alkaline in nature and high in nutrients which makes it perfect for a detox.
Play around and make your own version of this smoothie. Sub blueberries for a mix of berries and try another leafy green instead of spinach. But, make sure you try out this exact recipe just once and see if you don’t fall in love with it like I have.
Now that you know how healthy the ingredients for this smoothie are, let’s get to the directions.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 312||From Fat 12|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1.2%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 77g||25.8%|
|Dietry Fiber 13g||52.4%|
|Vitamin A 5209.67IU||104.2%|
|Vitamin B-12 0.07µg||1.2%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.64mg||32.2%|
|Vitamin C 51.42mg||85.7%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 459.05mg||1530.2%|
|Vitamin K1 228.03µg||285%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 52.16mg||521.6%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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