RECIPE: Wheat Grass Smoothie

Don’t freak out if you:

A) Don’t know what wheat grass is

B) Know what it is, but would rather eat someone else’s finger nail clippings than try it

C) You think grass is for hippies and bovines

D) Are willing to try wheat grass but don’t know where to get it

Wheat grass is not wheat! It’s a low-carb, low cal, alkaline,  green,  gorgeous, nutrient-packed blade of health, and can be bought in the powdered form or in the actively growing form (both pictured here) at your local health foods store.  Think of it as an amazing vitamin source with healing properties.  A shot of wheat grass can cure most hangovers!

If you’re a wheat grass chicken, you could theoretically leave it out of this smoothie recipe, or you could seek it out and let the healing begin!


1 cup water

1/2 cup frozen spinach

1 inch x 1 inch snipping of wheat grass and/or 1 scoop of powdered wheat grass

1/2 lemon squeezed

4 heaping Tbsp of apple sauce

2 Tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup frozen blueberries

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

2 thoughts on “RECIPE: Wheat Grass Smoothie

  1. While wheatgrass is wonderful for low cal nutrients it is so overpowering that I’ve found no matter what I mix with it I still mostly taste the wheat grass. I prefer to take a “shot” of wheatgrass in a small cup of water. I will sometimes mix in a teaspoon of spirulina (equally bad tasting) and get it all over with one gulp. I figure if I’m going to go through the trouble of making the smoothie it better taste good, and I get all the benefits of wheatgrass and spirulina “on the side.” For more info about wheatgrass take a look at Dr. Ann Wigmore and her work with this wonder food.

    “I see a world without sickness, sorrow, or mental disturbance in which we are living in perfect balance, abundance, health and harmony.” — Dr. Ann Wigmore

    1. I do love a wheat grass shot–while pungent, it just tastes therapeutic—
      I have often wondered if I could get a small version of the wheat grass shot machine for home use, to get that fresh, crisp fix. In the meantime, I occasionally add to smoothies
      (The fresh cut grass I prefer, I agree the powder is a bit much, so I usually only use a small amount of it, and I think lots of lemon juice helps )
      Thanks for reading!

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