Enjoy an iced cold wheatgrass smoothie for breakfast, lunch, or as an after workout pick me up. Wheatgrass is considered a super-food and contains chlorophyll, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium and magnesium.
I know what you’re thinking, wheatgrass? Trust me on this one, not only is it healthy but it really adds a unique, lemony flavor to your smoothies.
Overall the wheatgrass smoothie is fruity with a earthy plant-based taste but isn’t bitter or have a lingering aftertaste. You will be pleased to know that it is low in carbs and low in calories.
It contains almond milk and sweetened with a hint of coconut milk for flavor. The blueberries and banana are to be frozen to reduce the need for ice cubes.
Just fire up the blender and you’ll be enjoying this iced cold smoothie in no time!
Blueberries are a wonderful source for vitamin K. They contain vitamin C, manganese, high levels of fiber and other antioxidants.
“A study in 2012 of 93,000 women found that participants who ate three or more portions of blueberries and strawberries a week had a 32% lower risk of a heart attack compared with those who ate berries once a month or less.” – NHS Choices
If you are runner or weight lifter who experiences cramps, you may try eating bananas before your morning run or workout.
The wheatgrass gives this smoothie a zesty lemon aftertaste that I absolutely love. You can purchase traditional wheatgrass or get it in powdered form.
The ginger root pairs well with the wheatgrass giving it a nice pungent flavor. As a side benefit, it freshens your breath. ]
The flax-seed contains omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of protein. It also gives this smoothie a bit more texture.
This smoothie is perfect for anyone who is looking for a healthy breakfast designed to satisfy, reduce hunger, and replace meals. As a type 1 diabetic, I am always looking for low carb breakfast ideas. This wheatgrass smoothie is also a great post-workout snack.
Wheatgrass Smoothie: Blueberry Banana | Antioxidant Booster
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tbsp wheatgrass
- 1 cup blueberries frozen
- 1 medium banana frozen
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup flax-seed pre-soaked
- 2 tsp chopped ginger root
- 6 ice cubes