St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and a bit o’ green will do much more than test your luck in the coming year…healthier skin, hair, and diet come at the end of this rainbow!
Add our wheatgrass powder to any of these recipes and you’ll pump up the green and the health factor!
In celebration of this greenest of occasions, here is a list of 15 green recipes where you can use healthy green ingredients – spinach anyone? - and our wheatgrass. Enjoy trying your own healthy wheatgrass tweaks for each of the recipes below, and be sure to share any grand experiments with us!
1. Wearing of the Green ~ on Potatoes
Spinach is the Popeye standard for getting your greens, and a quick dash to a stationary or craft store will hook you up with a tiny clover-cutter that adds a bit o' magic. Looks and tastes wonderful, plus a bonus teeny tart recipe that's too cute for words!
2. Shamrock Sandwiches
These sham-wiches (see what we did there?) are right for the season. They are easy and fun to make for bento box-style lunches, fancy tea parties, or leaving out for little leprechauns.
3. Honey-Sweetened Wheatgrass Mint Lemonade
Here's a healthy green twist on lemonade that tastes like summer year-round. Wheatgrass also doubles as a great breath-freshener with the mint, in case you need kiss any Irish!
4. Cheesy Scrambled Eggs in Avocado
Dress up breakfast in avocado boats topped with bacon bits. Oh...Mozzarella cheese makes this dish even tastier! Yum!
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5. Contest-Winning Pesto Veggie Pizza Recipe
Every family loves pizza, even when we shouldn't! Here's a healthy take on the traditional pie that uses healthy green ingredients from crust to toppings.
6. Floating Four-Leaf Clovers Recipe
These cute clover-shaped ice cubes are perfect for your party punch in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. They are easy to make and can be prepped weeks in advance. Add a little wheatgrass powder in the mix for a green sheen and try the no-sugar, no-artificial-sweetener Zevia for the soda in this recipe. Kiddos will never tell the difference and it's so much better for them!
7. Pineapple Paradise Spinach Smoothie
This smoothie is vibrant green and extremely easy to make, using only 3 ingredients. And it doesn't taste green, so feel free to share it with your picky eaters!
8. Wheatgrass Truffles
Traditional truffles boosted with the healthier fats of creamy avocado and coconut oil, rolled in wheatgrass powder instead of cocoa. Sweeten as desired with stevia, honey or maple syrup, or keep them luscious and dark with a dash of vanilla extract. We swear, they don't taste like vegetables!
9. Mean Green Pesto Pasta
Triple green with 3 different veggies, tasty and rich, this is what we imagine is really in the pot at the end of the rainbow. Yum!
10. Green Bean Bundles
This dish is extremely easy to prepare as a main or side dish. Fast, simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Makes much more sense than green beer. (Though that can easily be done by slipping a scoop o' greens into your lager stein - if that's what ale's you!)
11. Mint Chocolate Chip Pea Pops
The kids won't guess the secret ingredient that makes these pops green and creamy, so don't give it away!
12. Avocado, Kale, and Cashew Parfait
This parfait recipe barely qualifies as desert, so feel free to call it breakfast! You can switch out the kale for spinach. Or skip the leaves entirely, double the avocado and add a scoop of wheatgrass powder.
13. Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins
These muffins are made with spinach and are studded with mini chocolate chips. They are low in sugar and are healthier compared to ordinary muffins—but we prefer swapping out the cane sugar for coconut sugar. Here’s why. While you’re at it, switch the coconut oil for the veggie. Veggie oil is processed and no good for you, while coconut adds a healthier fat and more flavor! Win-win!
14. Green Monster Veggie Burger
This monster is loaded with flavors, textures and greeeeen! Switch out the breadcrumbs for chia seeds and make a lettuce wrap if you're avoiding bread and gluten.
15. Salmon Tacos with Green Onion and Asparagus Salsa
Dress up your fish taco! Green onions and asparagus salsa add wonderful flavor and a bit o'green to these babies. Bring limes, lots o' limes.
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Wheatgrass is sold in many forms; from mini trays of the live seedlings to fresh juices and various wheatgrass powders. The internet is a daunting maze of conflicting information, making it discouraging to work out the differences between the biggest sellers of powdered wheatgrass.
The main argument that separates powdered whole leaf and powdered juice is mainly whether or not humans can digest cellulose. Some wheatgrass powders, such as Nurtured by Nature’s Organic Wheatgrass Powder, are specifically whole-leaf, retaining vegetable fiber as well as the many nutrients of evaporated juice.
Let’s break this down to better understand the anti-cellulose fad...