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Wheat Grass Powder Recipes

fresh wheat grass growing in a tray with glass shots of green juice behind it

There’s a lot to love about wheat grass. It’s high in nutrients, including vitamins C, A, and E, and it contains 17 amino acids and plenty of antioxidants. Those are just some of its nutrients that combine to deliver a multitude of health benefits. There’s also its chlorophyll content, which is the green plant pigment that’s full of antioxidants that support the immune system.

Despite its perks, there are people who avoid wheat grass and even wheat grass juice because of the earthy, sometimes bitter taste. However, there are plenty of ways to enhance its flavor and still enjoy the many supportive benefits. But first, let’s explore exactly what wheat grass is.

What is Wheat Grass?

You may have heard of wheat grass as something animals eat, but it’s actually a superfood for humans, too, because it contains many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. In terms of its actually biology, wheat grass is the young grass that appears on the top of the wheat plant. It’s mainly grown in Europe and the United States.

wheat grass growing in the soil
a progression of wheat grass sprouting

Growers harvest wheat grass just 7 to 10 days after sprouting to ensure it’s the best quality. Then they grind the leaves and use the resulting product to make powder, capsules, and other supplement forms. It’s important to know that wheat grass can contain mold and bacteria from its growing environment, which is why you always want to choose the highest-quality supplement you can find.

What is Wheat Grass Powder Good For?

a bundle of fresh wheat grass next to a large wooden scoop of green powder, a bowl of wheat grass powder, and green tablets

Like all dietary supplements, wheat grass in its powder form is not a replacement for whole foods. But because most adults don’t have balanced diets, they often turn to wheat grass and other superfoods to boost their nutrient intake. One reason wheat grass is so popular is that it’s available in so many forms, including juice, tablets, powders, capsules, and raw.

fresh wheat grass and wheat grass powder
a batch of wheat grass with roots attached on a wooden counter with a glass of wheat grass juice

There are no definitive studies proving wheat grass can cure or treat any health conditions. Yet the array of nutrients it contains—such as iron, calcium, enzymes, magnesium, and proteins—may hold many health benefits.

Fans of wheat grass anecdotally tout it as a treatment for side effects related to cancer and chemotherapy, as well as diabetes, ulcerative colitis, joint pain, and anemia. Some of those potential healing qualities are thought to be related to its anti-inflammatory qualities.

Researchers back up some of the claims, noting that wheat grass is an antibacterial that works inside the body to speed healing. They cite preliminary research that shows wheat grass helps prevent tooth decay, treat eczema and psoriasis, heal skin, and improve digestion and blood disorders.

Is Wheat Grass Bad for You?

Wheat grass is not bad for most people. Anyone who has celiac disease, wheat allergies, grass allergies, or gluten intolerance should avoid it, though.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not consume wheat grass unless their doctors approve it. That’s because it can carry food-borne diseases, as mentioned above, which pregnant and nursing women are especially susceptible to. Such illnesses can be minor, but they can also result in miscarriages, stillbirths, and other major health problems.

Those with diabetes and who are scheduled for surgery likely want to steer clear of wheat grass, too, because it can lower blood sugar levels. If you’re unsure, however, you can always check with your doctor to get their recommendation.

young lady looking at a glass of wheat grass juice, with wheat grass powder and tablets in front of her

Anyone who tries wheat grass should begin with small amounts to ensure they don’t experience side effects, which may include nausea or constipation.

What Do You Mix Wheat Grass Powder With?

hands working to combine different fruits and vegetables, including three bottles of green juice

When people think about mixing wheat grass powder with something, smoothies often come to mind first. Sure enough, we’re sharing a great smoothie recipe below, plus juicer and dressing recipes to help you get the benefits of this superfood.

Wheat Grass Powder Smoothie Recipe

Want to use your wheat grass powder to make a tasty smoothie? Simply follow this recipe from

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • ½ of a frozen banana
  • 2 tsp of wheat grass powder
  •  ½ cup of light vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup of skim milk
  • 2 tbsp of honey

Combine and blend ingredients, then enjoy. 

green wheat grass powder smoothie in a mason jar with a straw

Wheat Grass Juicers Recipe

Check out this easy way to make wheat grass juicers from Choc & Juice.

  • 1 handful of organic spinach
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • Squeeze of lemon or lime
  • 1/2 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 tsp wheat grass
  • 1/4-1/2 cup mineral or filtered water (if needed)

Add spinach, cucumber, and apple into your juicer, then stir the lemon juice, our wheat grass, and water (if need be) into the juice.

woman adding spinach, lemon, and cucumber to a blender

Wheat Grass Powder Lime Cilantro Dressing

Integrate some wheat grass into your favorite salad with this tasty lime cilantro dressing from Some Girls Vegan News.

  • 1 tsp of wheat grass powder
  • 1 cup of cilantro leaves [with stems removed and loosely chopped]
  • 1 1/2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • A clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 2 tbsp of fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp cumin

lime, cilantro, and garlic salad dressing in a glass jar with a spoon

Puree all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Then, add seasoning to taste and enjoy with your preferred salad mix.

How Do You Make Wheat Grass Powder Taste Better?

woman wearing an apron in the kitchen as she adds greens to the bananas in the blender

Recipes are great, but you don’t always have the time or need to make one. When you’re on-the-go or pressed for time, you may just want a quick way to make wheat grass powder taste better.

One of the best ways to start is to choose high-quality wheat grass or wheat grass powder. You want one made from young, fresh wheat grass, because it will quell the potentially bitter taste and smell.

There are many ways to enhance the flavor of wheat grass and wheat grass powder, including:

two glass jars of green smoothie next to a bundle of fresh wheat grass
  • Mix some wheat grass into your morning coffee or latte
  • Add it to apple juice

  • Mix with honey

  • Add wheat grass to milk

  • Stir it into yogurt

  • Blend wheat grass into ice cream or custard

  • Add coconut water or milk

  • Blend the powder with a few grapes morning coffee or latte

a lady's hand holding a spoonful of wheat grass powder over a glass of water

How to Choose a Wheat Grass Supplement

Like all supplements, the quality of wheat grass powders and other dietary supplements varies among producers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows manufacturers to serve as their watchdogs on ingredients, handling, and processing. As a result, it’s essential for you to read the labels of any dietary supplements you plan to take and understand what is in them. You can often find additional information on the company’s website. Your physician is also a good source of information about what supplements will support your health goals, and which you may want to avoid.

When you decide to try wheat grass, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a higher quality option than Brightcore Nutrition’s Sweet Wheat. It’s available in both organic wheat grass juice powder or capsules. The benefits include that it’s certified organic, vegan, non-GMO, soy-free, and gluten-free. Plus, you’ll find no artificial binders, fillers, or colors in Sweet Wheat, which naturally boosts energy, alkalizes acid, and contains the best vitamins and minerals to support your health.

a jar of Brightcore's Sweet Wheat, a high-quality, organic wheat grass juice powder
back of Brightcore's Sweet Wheat jar, showing the supplement facts of the wheat grass juice powder

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