There are ingredients and then there are super ingredients – ginger, beetroot, wheatgrass – all of which have incredible powers to improve our health and wellbeing. The natural healing abilities of these ingredients have been well-documented, and they are perennial favourites that feature in many of Juice Master Jason Vale’s recipes and plans.
What’s In The Sachet
Nothing but 100 per cent organic, UK field-grown wheatgrass. Enjoy first thing, ten minutes before your first juice or breakfast, or in the afternoon as a pick-me-up. If you aren’t keen on the flavour, have an orange quarter ready to bite into.
Shot Super Powers
Wheatgrass is high in chlorophyll, a variety of nutrients and antioxidants, minerals, vitamins A, C, E and K plus a host of B-complex vitamins. It is also rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, protein and essential amino acids. All of these are fantastic for boosting the immune system and energy levels.
Being rich in enzymes which aid our digestion, many people report that a daily shot of wheatgrass can help to break down food and enable our body to absorb nutrients more
effectively, while easing gas, bloating and abdominal pain. It contains several important antioxidants which help prevent cell damage and acts as a great detoxifier on the liver. Wheatgrass is also thought to help reduce cholesterol and one study shows it to be as effective as one of the main drugs which is regularly prescribed for this purpose.
In addition, it may help regulate blood sugar levels, alleviate inflammation, in particular in the intestine, and some believe it can aid weight loss.
And it isn’t just the inside of our bodies that wheatgrass can benefit – those who drink the green juice believe that it improves their skin and can help to ease conditions such as acne and psoriasis, plus it can be used as a wonderful natural hair conditioner.
Enjoy your Wheatgrass shot neat or get dipping with our fabulous recipe.
Wheatgrass Avocado Dip
- 1 Wheatgrass shot
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Garlic Clove
- A generous squeeze of Lemon
- 1 tbsp Yoghurt
- Salt and Pepper To taste
- Chives (optional)
Finely chop the garlic and scoop out the flesh of the avocado. Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth. Serve immediately with a selection of fresh, raw vegetable crudités.