Wheatgrass juice recipe combinations that will have you charged!

Yes you can have wheatgrass on its own and that is perfectly OK. However, despite the large number of people on the internet that claim Wheatgrass tastes great….. I strongly believe it tastes like S#*T!!. I am also not the only one. When my mother in law came over from Sweden she drank wheatgrass for the first time and almost vomited ~ so yes, it is a taste that takes a little getting used to. Also it has to be said that before I begun to use organic worm juice fertilizer I used a standard fertilizer from Bunnings and it made the wheatgrass taste a little chemically. Not 100% sure if that is related but since using the worm juice fertilizer the juice has become a little sweeter. This is my favourite part on this website as it turns something that tastes horrible into a variety of mixes that tastes not so horrible (pre warning – by no stretch do all of these taste good!). I hope you enjoy the wheatgrass juice recipes and by all means send me yours and I will publish them too!

Wheatgrass juice shots

Wheatgrass Juice Recipes – Shots

OK so I thought I would add some different combinations of wheatgrass shots. In the following wheatgrass juice recipes I will always use the minimum of 30mls of wheatgrass juice per shot. So taking this into consideration for the photos I used a 60ml glass. So for those of you wanting to try some of these you will need to have a shotglass that is larger than 30mls. Alternatively, just juice it all into a normal glass. I tried to get creative with some of these names and they are a little corny (apologies there!). The nutritional factor and taste factor information are based upon my own taste and knowledge in the area so don’t be shocked if you taste something that is a factor 9 for taste and you think it’s a 2! remember, all of these shots have 30mls of wheatgrass so it is a given that the predominant flavor here is – you guessed it – wheatgrass!

Wheatgrass Juice Recipe 1: The Green Goblin

The Green Goblin was first discovered when I was doing some experiments on the different yields produced from juicing Kale in a manual hand juicer as opposed to my traditional juicer and after leaving some wheatgrass in the container – this naturally mixed with the Kale to create the Green Goblin. The name should give an indication of the taste – yes this is by far not the best taste but isn’t too bad once you get used to the taste of Kale.

Ingredients

  • 30mls of fresh Kale Juice
  • 30mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Nutritional factor: 10/10
Taste factor: 2/10

Wheatgrass Juice Recipe 2: The Wheatgrass Slingshot

This one takes a little bit to master as it is involves more processes. The name comes from the “Caffeine Slingshot” in which one of my friends swears by. To cut a story short I have a friend that is hopeless at waking up in the morning. When I say hopeless I mean you pretty much have to pour a bucket of water over his head to wake him up. The good news is that my friend is well aware of his aversion to mornings. As a result he discovered that instead of hitting snooze on his alarm 100 times before finally waking up, he just needed to add one step to his process. That being: when he wakes the first time he takes two caffeine tablets know in Australia as ‘No-Dose’ and goes back to sleep. When his second alarm goes off 20mins later the caffeine has kicked into his system and he wakes up fresh and ready to go.

The only downside to his plan and my essential need for a morning coffee is the caffeine comedown that is experienced an hour or so later. This is where our wonderful wheatgrass gives us the edge. You’ll find that if you take your morning coffee and then follow this with 30mls of wheatgrass and 400-600mls of water around one hour to two hours later you’ll be able to maintain the focus and energy that the coffee gave you without the crash.

Ingredients

  • 1 strong espresso coffee
  • 30mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Alternative

  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • 60mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice
  • Mix the instant coffee with the Wheatgrass juice and drink for an instant energy boost!

Nutritional factor: 6/10
Taste factor: 6/10

Wheatgrass Juice Recipe 3: The Ginger Shock

After you drink this version if you burp then you’ll certainly understand why it is called the ginger shock. This one scores low on the taste factor but overall packs some pretty impressive nutritional information. This is because ginger is known to help absorb and assimilate nutrients that are essential for your body. I figured that if the wheatgrass has all the nutritional goodness and the ginger helps my body absorb this then they surely make a great combination! Juice both the wheatgrass and the ginger in the manual juicer until you have the required amount. Drink the shot, suck on the piece of lemon and then follow up with a nice glass of water. Note: **If you find the ginger burns too much then reduce the amount used.

Ingredients

  • 1-2cms of fresh cut ginger
  • 30mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice
  • I piece of lemon
  • 400 – 600mls of water

Nutritional factor: 9/10
Taste factor: 5/10

Wheatgrass Juice Recipe 4: Grapetastic

This recipe takes the edge off the wheatgrass taste, resulting in a much easier shot to drink. The good thing is red grapes are actually really good for you too and are well known for preventing diseases. Also due to the amount of quercetin in red grapes they are known to act as an antihistamine and also make a great antioxidant. Furthermore, they are high in saponins which essentially bind to cholesterol, making cholesterol harder to be absorbed into the blood. This is why I believe wheatgrass and red grapes make a great combination.

Ingredients

  • 7-10 red grapes (30mls)
  • 30mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Nutritional factor: 8/10
Taste factor: 7/10

Wheatgrass Juice Recipe 5: Mint Madness

This is by far the best tasting recipe of them all. Feel free to use more mint until you have the desired mix. Personally I like a lot of mint but mint pretty much grows wild at my house so I always have plenty around. If you try this and love it then I suggest planting some mint at home. Mint is also very good for you and helps to eliminate toxins from the body as it also cleanses the blood. Furthermore, mint is great for any stomach related problem and can also help with concentration. Simply add a few bunches of wheatgrass to the hand juicer then add the handful of mint and follow through with more wheatgrass. If you have any organic peppermint extract add in half a teaspoon for a fresh mint aftertaste.

Ingredients

  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 30mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of organic peppermint extract

Nutritional factor: 7/10

Taste factor: 9/10

Benefits of mint link: Diet Health Club

Wheatgrass Juice Recipe 6: Blueberry Super Shot

In terms of nutritional benefits you cannot top this shot. Blueberries are well known for their cancer fighting properties but did you know that because blueberries contain a ton of flavonoids (antioxidants) they also boost your brain power, fight UTIs, reduce fat cells and reverse the signs of aging. Due to the incredible properties of wheatgrass and blueberries this has to be the ultimate super shot.

Ingredients

  • Between 15-25 Blueberries
  • 30mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Nutritional factor: 9/10

Taste factor: 8/10

Benefits of blueberry link: wild about blueberries

Wheatgrass Recipe 7: Luscious Lemon

The lemon in this shot helps neutralise some of the after taste that you get when you drink wheatgrass and also helps prevent cancer as it contains a large amount of antioxidants. I first thought that lemons were acidic to the body however they actually alkalise the body which make it a great combination with wheatgrass. For this shot it is a simple 30mls of freshly squeezed lemon juice combined with 30mls of wheatgrass. If you are really doing this for the benefits then I strongly suggest following the shot with a warm glass of lemon water.

Ingredients

  • 30mls of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 30mls of fresh Wheatgrass Juice

Nutritional factor: 8/10

Taste factor: 7/10

Benefits of lemon link: Budwig Centre Blog

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Wheatgrass Recipe 8: Torture Me!

No need for an explanation here as the name says it all!

Ingredients:

  • 2 x whole green apple
  • 2 x celery sticks
  • 2 x kale
  • 2 x Limes
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 2cms of Ginger
  • 2 x 30mls of Wheatgrass juice

Method

Juice all ingredients, mix with ice and enjoy!

Wheatgrass Recipe 9: Energize Me!

This drink offers a citrus kick with the energy of wheatgrass

Ingredients:

  • 1 x Orange
  • 1 x Pink Grapefruit
  • 1 x Carrot
  • 1 x Lemmon
  • 1 x 30mls of Wheatgrass juice

Method:

You can actually layer this drink so that the shot of wheatgrass appears like a green line across the top of the glass. To do this, juice all ingredients and then using a spoon slowly pour the wheatgrass onto the top of the spoon at the top of the glass.

Wheatgrass Recipe 10: Chill Me Out!

This drink will leave you cool as a cucumber and will really take the taste of wheatgrass out of your drink.

Ingredients

  • 200 ml of coconut water
  • 1 x Lime
  • 1 x Cucumber
  • 1 x Cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 x ts of Organic peppermint extract
  • 1 x 30mls of Wheatgrass juice
  • 1 x cup of crushed ice

Juice the fresh mint leaves, cucumber and wheatgrass together in a cold press juicer and add to a glass with the crushed ice. Cut the lime in half and squeeze half of the lime into the glass and top the glass up with the coconut water. Pour the teaspoon of peppermint extract into the glass then squeeze the lime wedge and leave this in the glass. Stir the glass and garnish with lime wedge and mint leaf.