Wheatgrass and Blueberries are two of the most nutrient packed food sources available and combining the two gives your system a major boost. Blueberries have the highest anti-oxidant content when compared to other fruits available today. An ounce of wheatgrass juice on the other hand is equivalent to two pounds of leafy green vegetables. Try a blueberry and wheatgrass smoothie to derive the benefit of these two power laden food sources in one glass.
Blueberries grow prolifically in the northern climates and it has been proven that a major contributing factor to the longevity of indigenous people living in the sub-artic areas is due to their consumption of blueberries. However it is not being suggested that to live longer humanity needs to migrate north, these power packed little berries are grown prolifically across America and are stocked at most food markets and delicatessens.
Benefits of eating blueberries
They contain anti-oxidant phyto-chemical compounds to fight free radicals
Lower blood sugar levels and control blood glucose levels in people with type II diabetes.
High in vitamins A, C, E and K and traces of B complex.
Rich in zinc and magnesium
Extremely low in calories – 100gr of blueberries is equivalent to 57 calories.
A blueberry and wheatgrass smoothie
1 peeled grapefruit
1 cup apple juice
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1 oz wheatgrass juice
Combine and blend with crushed ice or pour over ice cubes or you can try a vegetable combination smoothie.
A blueberry, wheatgrass juice and vegetable smoothie.
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup strawberries
2 oz wheatgrass juice
1 cup slightly steamed broccoli
2 cups cranberry juice or orange juice
1 cup plain yoghurt.
Blend for a few moments and serve in a glass topped with ice and a sprig of mint. This blueberry and wheatgrass recipe is ‘breakfast in a glass’ and is delicious and nutritious. You not only derive the benefit of the blueberries and other ingredients but get a portion of you daily requirement of dairy too.
Vary your wheatgrass smoothie ingredients
There are a multitude of fruits and vegetables that you can combine to make your own blueberry and wheatgrass recipes. Let your imagination run wild. Essentially the main ingredients should be wheatgrass juice and blueberries and a fruit juice of your choice, should you wish to create a slightly thicker consistency of smoothie then add yoghurt. A few fruits and vegetables to try would be bananas, apples, pineapples, pears, peaches, cauliflower, spinach or any other ones of you prefer.
Well known medical doctor, although at times somewhat controversial, and talk show host, Dr Oz stated publicly on one of talk shows that he never starts his day without a generous portion of blueberries. He is certainly a good example of health and fitness and attributes his state and energy levels to his consumption of blueberries. We could follow in his footsteps, one blueberry at a time. More on benefits of wheatgrass