Maybe you’re like me and are a little new to juicing. Maybe you’ve heard the buzz, but never tried it, and you don’t have a juicer anyway. With winter upon us and the need for fortifying fresh foods more important than ever, now is your chance to give juicing a try! You can just use your blender; no fancy juicer required. Make this smoothie and take advantage of one of the few fresh greens you can get locally right now, even with snow on the ground. Wheatgrass juice packs a huge nutrient punch with vitamins A, C and E, iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids and chlorophyll. Add spinach and a little fruit and you have a delicious drink that tastes surprisingly light and fresh without any added sweeteners. Don’t be put off by the dark color or smell of fresh grass. Let me assure you, it tastes great. (My husband cheerfully dove in and drank the whole glass even though he thought it smelled like our lawn!) You can find wheatgrass grown by the farmers at 2nd Street Produce on our shopping site every week, year-round.
1-2 oz wheatgrass juice
1 C oat, almond or coconut milk
1/2 C blueberries
1 C spinach
Put a little water in the blender and add the wheatgrass. Blend until wheatgrass is fully incorporated and you have 1-2 ounces of liquid. You may want to add a little at a time. Or if using a juicer, add enough wheatgrass to make 1-2 oz of juice.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!