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5 Wheatgrass Recipes for MS

By Daryl H. Bryant (718 words)
Posted in Living with MS on May 28, 2015

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5 Wheatgrass Recipes for MS

Wheatgrass is one of my favorite health food snacks because it is so easy to grow and so easy to cook with. The health benefits of wheatgrass are incomparable, like reducing the amount of toxins that can collect around your joints and cause inflammation and discomfort. Wheatgrass is a great snack for reducing MS symptoms and helping you continue to feel healthy and strong.

Juices and smoothies are popular ways to consume wheatgrass, but there are also recipes for pesto and dips, which can make a great treat to dress up your veggie snacks. These 5 wheatgrass recipes for MS are a few favorites that turn all the health benefits of wheatgrass into a delicious treat.

Wheatgrass Juice

If you have a blender and fresh wheatgrass, you can enjoy a glass of wheatgrass juice for breakfast or as a midday snack between lunch and dinner. Just 2-3oz of wheatgrass juice will count as a full meal because of its high nutrient and chlorophyll content, and drinking this healthy feast will reduce your blood pressure, boost your immune system, and protect your nervous system from further MS damage.

The best thing about wheatgrass juice is that it is immediately absorbed into your blood stream as soon as you drink it, meaning you’ll feel a jolt of energy as it increases your red blood count. That’s what makes it such a great treat for that mid-afternoon slump.

Wheatgrass Smoothies

If the taste of wheatgrass juice isn’t your favorite (and for some people it’s not), you can blend it with other fruits into a healthy smoothie that can also make for a great breakfast or summertime treat. In the following recipe, grapes and pineapples are the complementary fruits, but you can choose your own to make it a truly unique treat.

You can use fresh wheatgrass or use a powdered supplement. Both will have the same dietary benefits, but the powder might be easier to use if you are in a hurry or do not have your own freshly growing wheatgrass:

  • 1-2oz of wheatgrass (or ½ a packet of powder)
  • ½ cup green grapes
  • ½ cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 4oz filtered water/ice

Blend together in a blender or juicer until desired thickness is reached. You can use another ½ banana if you prefer thicker smoothies, or use less if you want more of a juice.

Wheatgrass Mayo

Wheatgrass is so much more than a beverage! You can add it to dips and condiments to give your meals a zesty new flavor as well as a jolt of its great health benefits. Boost your immune system and your nervous system by putting the following recipe on your next sandwhich:

  • 4oz wheatgrass (or 1 packet of powder)
  • 3oz mayonnaise
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Stir together in a bowl and spread generously across bread. You can double the recipe and store the mayo in a glass jar in your fridge.

Wheatgrass Pesto

If mayonnaise isn’t your thing, or if you’re looking for a new way to treat your friends at your next get-together, try out this great recipe for wheatgrass pesto that gives you all the power of supergreens in one delicious dip. You can even put it on your favorite pasta or pizza in place of red sauce:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4oz wheatgrass (or 1 packet of powder)
  • ¾ cup olive oil (can use sunflower or coconut oil)

Combine in blender or food processor and mix together.

Optional: ¼ cup of nuts, such as cashews or pine nuts, to give your pesto an extra level of flavor.

Wheatgrass Sour Cream Dip

Another party stopper, this dip goes great with all of your favorite veggies. Try it with carrots, celery, and cucumbers. Add 1oz of honey and a dash of cinnamon in place of the vinegar to turn the following recipe it into a fruit dip:

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 4oz wheatgrass (or 1 packet of powder)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Stir together and refrigerate before serving.

These 5 recipes are only a peek into what you can do with wheatgrass to help alleviate some of your MS symptoms. Try these out and start experimenting with your own taste buds to see what you can come up with. Share your recipes on Facebook and let us know how they turn out!

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