Here at Sunflower, we love wheatgrass! We love it for its health benefits, for its quick growing time, and for its cheerfully vibrant color. Since we're stuck in these gloomy pre-spring days, we're especially in the mood to see some bright green grass. Wheatgrass to the rescue! Here are three ways you can use it at home:
1. Take wheatgrass shots!
Wheatgrass is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium, and amino acids. Pressing the grass to extract its juice allows you to quickly down a significant amount of nutrients (kind of like drinking a salad)! It promotes digestive wellness encouraging your body to properly absorb vitamins from the rest of your diet, too. Take a wheatgrass shot alone or add it to another juice to quickly check off one serving of vegetables every day!
2. Make a centerpiece.
Wheatgrass, on top of being a great source of nutrients, is beautiful to look at. Its vibrant green color is thanks to chlorophyll, a pigment that helps convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis. Because it is quick and easy to grow at home, we love to plant wheatgrass inside to cheer things up during these cold and dreary months. A decorative tray of wheatgrass would make a lovely St. Patrick's Day or Easter centerpiece (both holidays are coming up soon - hang in there)!
3. Share it with your pets.
Many pets - birds, turtles, iguanas, and especially cats - love wheat grass. They're attracted to the bright green of the leaves and the playful nature of its texture. It's sort of like a toy and a snack all in one! Some cat owners even report fewer hairballs, shinier coats, and better breath. Our tabby, Atlas, purrs when he indulges in his wheatgrass!
Drinking a shot of wheatgrass kind of feels like drinking sunshine (something we could all use a little more of these days), so come on in and grab yourself a bag of wheatgrass seeds. Growing them is as simple as sprinkling them into some soil and giving them a nice shower. You'll have bright, green sprouts in just a matter of days! Enjoy!
Health & happiness,