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Wheatgrass Smoothie Recipes – 7 Yummy and Healthy Shakes

Wheatgrass is so famous for its health benefits, and I know quite a lot of fans who juice it each and every day.

Many dislike the taste of fresh wheat grass shots, but there’s a way to drink it and actually enjoy it!

In a hurry?

Here you’ll find the healthiest, most delicious wheatgrass smoothie recipes that actually turn this green into a treat!

Before we get to the recipes, let’s first see what it actually is, and why it is such a great addition to your healthy nutrition:

What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is the “seed leaf” of the wheat plant. It is the leaf that will eventually grow the wheat stalk.

​It is sometimes referred to as “green blood” because of its high concentration (70%) of chlorophyll which has the same chemical makeup of our blood’s hemoglobin.

​It is sold either as a juice or powder concentrate, and either will work well in smoothies.

If you have a green thumb you can grow your own at home, in your window box or garden.

wheat grass grow and drink

Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is often hailed for its health benefits, and here are the ones that are backed by studies:

  • ​Fights cancer: Aside from providing maximum nutrition benefits, it has been shown to stimulate healthy tissue growth as well as aid in building red blood cells.
  • Wound healing: Full of concentrated chlorophyll, wheatgrass can help with wound healing inside and out. It also increases hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood.
  • Stabilizes blood sugar: This is of particular interest to diabetics who struggle to get their sugars under control.
  • Slows the aging process: Wheatgrass has enzymes that are linked to the slowing up of aging. It has also been claimed to prevent gray hair. Now, that’s what we call natural anti-aging. Does it really work? We didn’t find serious long-term studies, however we’d rather go for a nutritious solution such as Wheatgrass, than any kind of treatment that has negative side effects!
  • Combats chronic diseases such as asthma, Parkinson's, joint pains, constipation, hypertension, bronchitis, insomnia, eczema, obesity, and many others.
  • Cleanses the blood and liver: We are surrounded by toxins. Wheatgrass is loaded with antioxidants that will help us combat toxins.
  • Prevents tooth decay: It restricts bacterial growth and draws out toxins.
  • Heart healthy: It can reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Regulates the heartbeat and dilates blood vessels.
  • Concentrated nutrients: Wheatgrass provides a healthy dosage of concentrated nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C and E; magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc and amino acids.
For maximum nutrition value, buy fresh wheatgrass or grow your own

How much Wheatgrass should I consume a day?

As with other ingredients, wheatgrass should be consumed in moderation. 

1-2 fluid ounces of fresh-squeezed juice a day, or 1 tablespoon wheat grass powder a day is enough. More than that and you're burdening your body and might experience nausea.

When you combine it in a smoothie or shake recipe it might be very tempting to consume a large amount, however always bear in mind these guidelines, and consult an RD regarding your personal health circumstances. 

Each of the recipes below give their own quantity, however feel free to vary it according to your preferences.

Can I easily grow it at home?

Growing wheatgrass at​ home is more easy than you think. This video we found on YouTube shows an easy method you can do even if you don't have a green thumb:

How to use Wheat Grass in Smoothies

1. Juicing

The most recommended way to incorporate ​it in your smoothies is to first extract its juice using a dedicated juicer such as this one.

Masticating wheatgrass juicers are the number one choice, and they would ensure that the maximum amount of nutrients is preserved.

As soon as you've extracted the juice, pour it to your blender jar to be used as the liquid base for the smoothie.​

2. Wheatgrass powder

This is the easiest method of incorporating wheatgrass in your smoothies - just add a teaspoon of powder and you're all set.

Just be sure to buy a powder brand that's reputable and have received good user reviews, to be sure you're getting the highest quality and best taste.

We especially like the Amazing Grass brand organic powder.

A similar alternative is getting the wheatgrass concentrate in the form of tablets. As far as reputable brands go, we like the Pines tablets.

Wheatgrass tablets and powder

3. Using a blender

This method is the quickest (apart from just using a powder), but it isn't the most effective in extracting the full benefits out of the wheatgrass.

It's also limited to high powered blenders, since weak blenders may not break the tough fibers effectively enough, which could result in digestive difficulties. Read on to learn how to do it...

Can Wheat Grass be blended?

The surprising short answer is - yes. You don't need an expensive juicer to extract the juice from wheatgrass. You can just use your blender! 

However, if you'd like to prepare a wheatgrass smoothie, bear in mind that putting wheatgrass in a blender together with the rest of the smoothie ingredients and hitting the "blend" button would not get you great results. You first need to blend the wheat grass, then the rest of the ingredients. 

This video shows how easy it is to extract the base wheatgrass juice using a blender:

Then, when you have the wheatgrass juice ready, just put it back into the blender jar and add the rest of the smoothie ingredients.

Wonders Of Wheatgrass (WOW) - Our Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Let’s admit it - if you try wheatgrass for the first time, there’s a good chance you’re not going to like the taste. I know I certainly didn’t.

However...

If you include the wheat grass in a smoothie, along with other vegetables and fruits you like, then you’ll be able to enjoy its benefits without the need to overcome the taste barrier.

Scroll down to find the best recipes we’ve collected. They’re all smoothie recipes that are not only super healthy, but also delicious!​

BBW: Blueberry Banana Wheatgrass

Blueberry Banana Wheatgrass

This smoothie has a couple of my go-to ingredients as a foundation: blueberries and banana.

You can use fresh or frozen. They both pack a punch of nutrients, and the flavor combination is hard to beat.

Add in some superfoods such as Chia and hemp seeds, spinach, and flax, topped off with our focus ingredient of wheatgrass and you have a smoothie that will take you through the morning with energy and pizzazz!​

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds (pre-soaked)
  • 1 Cup spinach
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • ½ Banana
  • ½ Cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon wheat grass powder

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender jar and blend until smooth.

Eyeopener Smoothie:
Alkalizing Green Mango, Banana & Wheatgrass

Alkalizing Green Mango Banana Wheatgrass

This smoothie is full of fruity flavor but also tart citrus of lime and rich spicy flavor of cilantro.

But don’t let this recipe scare you - it tastes great and is full of fab nutrients.

Cilantro, considered a microgreen, is low in calories (yeah!) and high in nutrition packing in magnesium, manganese and iron. It also has high levels of lutein which supports eye health and skin.​

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 small or medium banana, frozen
  • ½ cup pear
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cilantro stem (including leaves)
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender jar and blend until smooth.

Boston Tea Party Green Smoothie

Boston Tea Party Green Smoothie

Recipe and image via insonnetskitchen

Start this smoothie with a cup of tea. This recipe uses green tea, but you could use your favorite.  

Matcha tea is especially recommended if you're on a journey to lost weight.

This high-energy smoothie has nutrients of greens, sweetness of fruits, and additional fiber of oats.

Kale is a hearty superfood full of fiber; protein; vitamins A, B, C, K; lutein and omega-3 fatty acids. Green tea is a great heart healthy drink. It lowers blood pressure and cholesterol; improves blood flow and fights congestive heart failure.​

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of green tea
  • 12 ounces of hot water
  • 4 large pieces of kale
  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup berries, frozen
  • ¼ cup regular rolled oats (or gluten-free if needed)
  • small handful of almonds (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 Tablespoon wheatgrass powder (optional)
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend (cooled) green tea with kale, banana, berries, oats, almonds, ice, wheatgrass powder (if using), and dates (if using). Blend until smooth and drink up!
  2. Note: if you do not have a Vitamix or high-powered blender, you can blend the green tea and kale first to ensure that the kale is thoroughly blended. Then add your other ingredients and blend more.

Note: Brew your green tea in 12 ounces of hot water. Brew ahead of time and let sit in the refrigerator to co

The Great Green Monster Smoothie

The Great Green Monster Smoothie

Recipe and image via eatgood4life

This family-sized recipe is full of fab greens and loads of other super nutrient ingredients this smoothie will fill you up. Two ingredients here that have not been mentioned previously: avocados and spirulina.

Avocados contain over 20 vitamins and minerals. They support eye health through lutein. They contain omega-3 fatty acids.

It’s deep green color keeps amazing me every time I put a frozen cube into my smoothies.​

Superfood fact: Spirulina has high levels of chlorophyll that aids in detoxification and boost immunity.

Go Go Kiwi Detox Smoothie

kiwi lime mint smoothie

Recipe via bite.co.nz, image by Babiche Martens

Sometimes we may feel weighed down and need to detox our system. This smoothie is a tasty way to get things moving, if you know what I mean.

Kiwifruit is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. What’s more, kiwi also helps with digestion. Other pluses include vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber. 

Servings: 4 smoothies

Ingredients

  • 4 kiwifruit
  • 2 Limes, Juice of
  • 3 tbsp Wheatgrass (snipped)
  • 2 Tbsp Mint leaves
  • 1 Apple juice
  • ½ cup Ice cubes
  • A handful of spinach or other leafy green

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the kiwifruit. Put in a blender and add the wheat grass and the juice of the limes.
  2. Roughly chop the mint leaves and add with the ice.
  3. Blend, while adding enough apple juice to reach a smooth and drinkable consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.

Chocolate Banana Superfood Smoothie

chocolate banana superfood smoothie

Recipe and image via NaturalChow

This treat is chocolatey, creamy, and smooth; think ice cream! But it's vegan and full of natural goodness!

Chocolate has benefits worth knowing. Full of cachetins that fight heart disease as it relates to clots, high blood pressure and cholesterol.​

Servings: 2 large servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 packet Aloha Chocolate Cacao Daily Good Greens

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the order listed into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with chia seeds or fresh fruit if desired.

Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick:
Simple Wheatgrass Smoothie

Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick: Simple Wheatgrass Smoothie

Recipe and image via realfoody

This recipe is so easy it is perfect for a smoothie beginner or someone new to wheatgrass. The ingredients are simple, but still chock full of nutrition.

Processing apples into juice takes away some of the nutrition. The juice however does retain about 45% of its antioxidants. It is best to look for organic apple juice with no sugar added. You want just the juice. If you are ambitious you can juice the apples yourself.​

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 over ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp wheatgrass
  • A generous amount of apple juice

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor or a hand blender mix the banana to a paste first.
  2. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Wheatgrass Wrap Up

I hope you enjoyed reading about these tasty wheatgrass smoothies; simple, nutritious and oh, so good!

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Kamal - a couple of months ago

Thanks

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Katie - 6 months ago

I’ve always been put off the idea of wheatgrass as I thought it would make my smoothies taste vile but sounds like it’s time to get past that and start adding it to some of them!

Thanks so much for sharing these 🙂

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    Jennifer Pelegreen - 6 months ago

    Hope these recipes will change your mind about wheatgrass, Katie! Let us know if you try any of them out and what you think of them 🙂

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