I’ve been intrigued by the benefits of drinking wheatgrass ever since Sophie of Beautynomics blogged about it months ago. I may not be a foodie, but I definitely like experimenting with drinks!
Finally, I’ve been getting a taste of this elusive wheatgrass for the past couple of days.
Woohoo! My hot cup of wheatgrass (though they say you’re not supposed to mix it with hot water since it kills the enzyme. I don’t know how that works for coffee, though.)! The green color might strike fear in some, but the taste isn’t that bad! Honest. But I won’t lie, it does taste like, uhm, GRASS! And smells like GRASS, haha. Good thing it has a hint of honey sweetness.
So what is a wheatgrass drink? Well, it’s basically a healthy, organic drink made of, well, wheatgrass! It comes in two (2) forms: fresh and powdered.
Each sachet costs PHP40 and also comes in a box of 15 pieces for PHP600. I suggest getting the coffee flavored wheatgrass if you’re getting squeamish about the taste. I like the coffee! I don’t get a bad caffeine crash when I drink it.
I don’t think I’m brave enough yet to drink fresh wheatgrass shots, so I’m sticking with the powdered ones for the meantime!
If you’re wondering what’s so great about wheatgrass, here are the benefits: (from Beautynomics via Fat Free Kitchen)
- Wheatgrass energizes and reduces fatigue.
- It is a appetite suppressant.
- Wheatgrass juice improves metabolism.
- It improves digestion.
- Wheatgrass juice enriches the blood, removes blood disorders, & lowers blood pressure
- Wheatgrass juice is antibacterial and helps cleanse the liver
- It prevents tooth decay
- It is good for skin problems and improves complexion, treats acne, and removes acne scars.
- Wheatgrass juice keeps hair from graying & removes dandruff.
- It boosts the immune system, calms the nervous system and promotes regularity & helps fight constipation.
- The chlorophyll present in wheatgrass will wash drug deposits from the body, neutralize toxins in the body, help purify the liver, and prevent ageing. The chlorophyll also stabilises blood sugar levels.
I’ve been drinking wheatgrass for about a week now, and so far, I’ve noticed that its easier for me to wake up in the morning. I used to wake up at around 1PM in the afternoon, but I guess that also doesn’t help that I sleep at 2AM or 3AM in the morning, hehe. But lately, even if I sleep at those ungodly hours, I could wake up at around 9-10AM with no problem at all. Okay, so I might still wake up in a grouchy and cranky mood, but the waking up and getting out of bed is way easier! Unlike before, I’d open my eyes and I’d be feeling so lethargic that I’d just end up going back to sleep and wake up when its lunch and I’m starving.
Now, if you happen to be in the south area of Metro Manila (Alabang, Paranaque), you can find wheatgrass drinks at Iced Greens.
Iced Greens is a newly opened health juice bar along Aguirre Ave. in BF Paranaque. Aside from wheatgrass drinks, they also offer sandwiches and pasta. I heard their best seller is their wheatgrass-infused Nai-cha drink. I’m excited to try that out when I get the chance as I love milk tea as well : )