My Package Arrived!
Yesterday, I received my package of organic wheatgrass powder on my doorstep via UPS!
I’d been meaning to try wheatgrass powder mainly for the following reasons:
- I don’t have my own wheatgrass juicer just yet, and they are quite expensive.
- It’s inconvenient to keep rushing down to Jamba Juice everyday to get my shot of wheatgrass juice.
- I wanted to try the powder so that I could add it to my 100% Raw Cacao Banana Smoothies!
That said, I’d been doing a lot of research on the health benefits of wheatgrass juice.
The Wheatgrass Powder Alternative
Once, when I was getting ready to down my shot of wheatgrass juice at a local Jamba Juice, a guy looked at me and said, “I commend you for drinking that stuff… man, I couldn’t do that!”.
I commend you for drinking that stuff…
Well, I must confess, it smells like a fresh cut lawn; it tastes like a fresh cut lawn, and it’s the kind of healthy drink that, well, you have to drink it like a shot of whiskey… bottoms up!
But the best alternative is to add the wheatgrass powder to a chocolate smoothie so it’ll go down much easier, and adding it to my raw cacao banana smoothie did the trick.
What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, that is freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. Both provide chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Claims about wheatgrass’ health benefits range from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in mixed fruit and/or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice and powder.
Included In The Package
Amazing Grass sent my order of Wheatgrass Powder with some FREE samples of their other products. I received six packets of GREEN SuperFood, Chocolate-flavored Wheatgrass Powder, Wild Berry Flavor SuperFood, and 3 others. Also included in the package was a nice brochure with a history and guiding principles of the company, and an invitation to become a “grassheads” member (for !5% discounts and FREE delivery).
Wheatgrass Powder vs Wheatgrass Juice
The chart below illustrates the differences between wheatgrass juice and wheatgrass powder.
The Taste Test
When I mixed a scooper full (scooper included) of wheatgrass powder into my raw cacao banana smoothie, it was a bit much for the ratio of ingredients. It had a brown-green colour to it and the wheatgrass flavor was a bit too strong, but not offensive. It actually had a nice healthy organic taste and smell to it.
Making another batch, I just used a level tablespoon of the wheatgrass powder and it was a much better ratio. I will have to experiement more with the amounts, but my raw cacao smoothie was still chocolate brown and quite delicious!
Many people who are trying out a raw food diet might find large salads and green smoothies a bit overwhelming at first. Many of us have grown up eating mostly cooked and processed foods all our lives, so I think that getting your daily dose of GREENS in the form of wheatgrass powder in smoothies is easy to do.
One thing I noticed about wheatgrass is 1) the added energy boost, and 2) a feeling of “health and well-being”.
About Amazing Grass
Amazing Grass is a small company owned by families and friends, with roots that date back over 60 years of growing and dehydrating green superfoods.
Amazing Grass is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.