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Wheatgrass in Green Smoothies

4 Comments 23 March 2010

Have you ever made a green smoothie with wheatgrass?

VICTORIA: Wheatgrass adds beautifully to the variety of green smoothies. Sometimes I purchase a small pot of wheatgrass in soil which I usually get three harvests of grass clippings from.

Please remember that it is very important to rotate the greens you consume. Nature, in order to protect greens from extinction, placed in greens a little bit of poison, a minute amount of alkaloids, because otherwise animals like deer, elk and horse would begin to eat one plant until it’s all gone. Alkaloids are a little bit different in different plants, and it forces animals to go from one plant to another and rotate them naturally. We have to abide by this law. We have to constantly rotate our greens. We cannot just eat kale, kale, kale or spinach, spinach, spinach or wheatgrass, wheatgrass, wheatgrass. We have to rotate. For example, I checked how many different greens chimpanzees consumed in one year and they enjoy  117 varieties. I mention in Green for Life the research that Dr. Daniel Moerman made in his book, he lists 1649 edible plants in just North America. Most of these plants have edible leaves. The Chinese listed more than 365 different edible greens in 5000 B.C. Humans have been consuming greens at all times throughout history except in the last 100 or 80 years. So yes, you can use wheatgrass, but you have to rotate it.

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  1. Norman Klaunig says:

    Is it ok to always use “Spring Mix”, which contains spinach, red and green leaf lettuce, as well as other greens that change a little depending on the season? Would that be enough variety? (Our smoothies currently consist of Spring Mix, ripe bananas, blueberries, and a little raw chocolate.)

  2. emilyb says:

    Yes, its ok to use Spring Mix, however it may be beneficial to add a few other varieties of greens throughout the week, as spring mix always has the same base of spinach, red lettuce etc. The more variety the better. I do think spring mix is far better than having just spinach every day. I try to have 5-6 different greens throughout the week.

  3. Tom says:

    I know this is a rather late post but I did a search on your blog for some good recipes on how to mask the taste of wheat grass juice as it is a very powerful greens both in potency and taste. Many people I have talked to experience a stomach ache after drinking it, I do as well.

    Any suggestions?

  4. emilyb says:

    I add a small amount of wheat grass with a milder green such as spinach and blend it with fruit to mask the taste. If I’m drinking just the juice I only have a couple of shots and eat orange immediately afterward. I have noticed that I can tolerate wheat grass a lot more these days, i think my body has got used to the strong chlorophyll. You may also like to look into Hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach, Victoria talks about this in Green for Life.

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