We get it! Sometimes a wheatgrass shot can be hard to… well… swallow.
While the bright, grassy flavor of wheatgrass might not for everyone, the well-known benefits of this unassuming leaf certainly are. Wheatgrass has long been used for its ability to support the body’s natural cleansing and alkalizing functions—packed with naturally occurring fiber, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B12, calcium, selenium, and iron, it’s a nutritional powerhouse. One of nature’s most revered leafy greens, it supports overall health and wellness, encourages natural detoxification, and supports the immune system.
Unlike wheatgrass juice powders (where wheatgrass is juiced, then dried to a powder), we also preserve all of the fiber from the leaves, which supports digestion and even helps to keep you fuller for longer. This process allows our bodies to easily recognize, extract, and utilize this powerful superfood.
Rather than missing out on all the amazing benefits wheatgrass has to offer, we’ve compiled a list of how we love to incorporate wheatgrass into our diets—there’s something in here for even the fussiest eaters!
Love clear, radiant skin, but don’t enjoy your greens? Wheatgrass is an amazingly supportive skin treatment. We absorb a massive amount of nutrients (and nasties) through our skin, but we can use this absorption process to our benefit, feeding our skin with nourishing goodness to support health from the outside -in. The chlorophyll found within wheatgrass can help maintain clear and calm skin, while antioxidants help address free radicals, which can contribute to signs of aging if left unchecked.
Our go-to combination is a wheatgrass and honey face mask. It’s super simple with literally just two ingredients, but it leaves your skin feeling fresh, clear, and bright. You can find our full recipe and method here.
We love pudding! We love it even more when it’s good enough to eat for breakfast! This healthy little number is an old favorite of ours. Packed with fiber and healthy fats, this savory-sweet wheatgrass chia pudding is easy to make and will keep you satiated until your next meal.
The full recipe (all four ingredients) is available here.
These delicious morsels are definitely the recipe for those who love to savor the goodness of their wheatgrass, rather than knocking back a shot. The cashews provide a smooth, creamy texture, while the coconut and lime give the bites a tangy sweet-savory flavor that we all love.
Better yet, these are the easiest to customize to suit your palette—simply change out the coating. From rolling them in nuts or coconut to dusting them in something sweeter, or even coating them in chocolate if that's more your thing, there are plenty of options!
Tangy and sweet-savory in flavor with hints of coconut, these make an amazing mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack. You can find the full recipe for these here.
Let’s be honest, what sort of a wheatgrass list would it be without at least one smoothie bowl? They're such a great way to get your day off to a good start, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and good fats—not to mention, they're delicious!
This particular one is a real favorite of ours, loaded with wheatgrass and spinach that’ll have you going about your day feeling like you could arm wrestle Popeye! Banana, strawberries, and nut butter all contain their own amazing health benefits and nutrients, but they also taste amazing together—you’ll think you are on a tropical island sipping away at a local smoothie.
We’ve got several recipes for delicious green smoothies up on our Sari Life Club blog, but you can find this specific recipe here.
Guac meet hummus, hummus meet guac! There’s no doubt about it, this is a match made in heaven, and certainly elevates any snacking game to a whole new level of goodness. Combining protein, good fats, fiber, and a plethora of vitamins and nutrients into one wee bowl never looked so delicious. This one's for those of you who love some creamy dip with your chip.
The addition of our wheatgrass adds a decent dose of fiber to this delectable dip, helping to keep you full for longer and supporting digestion.
You can find the full recipe for our avo-hummus here. It’s super simple to make (there are only two steps to the recipe), and you can have a batch whipped up in no time!
So, what are you waiting for? Your body will love you for it, and now your taste buds will love you for it, too!