Wheatgrass and Lime Smoothie

Wheatgrass is often considered to be a ‘superfood’ due to its health benefits.  But this smoothie recipe has been designed for taste as well as a broad spectrum of nutrients.  

The protein in this recipe is derived from gelatine, which contains a high amount of glycine, which is essential for sleep and maintaining healthy skin and nails.   Wheatgrass is packed with nutrients and boasts a hefty dose of vitamins A, B2, B3 and B6, as well as iron, manganese, and potassium.  In addition to citrus flavour and vitamin C, grapefruit, lime, kale, and spinach add folate, vitamin K1, and a range of minerals.  

Macros 

One serve provides 135 calories, 15 g protein, 1 g fat, 14 g net carbs and P:E = 1.0.

Micros  

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

SERVES 1

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tbsp gelatine
  • Half a lime juiced
  • Quarter a grapefruit
  • 3/4 cup cucumber, with peel, chopped
  • 8 g wheatgrass powder
  • 1 cup water

Directions 

  • Blend all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add water to achieve desired consistency.
  • Consume fresh.

Suitable for 

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