Though I have heard about them many times after started food blogging, I haven’t researched more on them. In fact, I never thought of trying them as I always try greens which are around me and sold in local market. Recently, I found them in the weekly chemical free market happening every Sunday at Forum Neighbourhood Mall, Whitefield. I got a pack of them to home as well. Before taking them home I have asked about the recipe from the vendor, who asked me to just blend and drink it as any other juice/ smoothie.
Next morning, I washed these greens and made a juice by adding an apple (chopped) along with 4-5 home grown star gooseberry for the tangy taste, sweetener.
I am sure, like any other green it must be rich in nutrients and has many health benefits. About benefits (of micro greens), I need to study bit more, please do share your thoughts on this (wheat grass/ any micro greens). This juice with the rich nutritional contents, works as a best detox to purify our digestive system when consumed in the summer mornings on regular basis. It is a perfect summer drink to hydrate oneself. This juice is loaded with the goodness of all the ingredients (greens, apple, gooseberry) in raw form. You can add other fruits like oranges, passion fruit , pomegranate... to it to make it more beneficial.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Wheat grass – 10 grams/ 1 small bunch
Apple – 1
Star gooseberries/ Mysore Nellikai – 4-5 or 1 tsp lemon juice
Sugar/ Jaggery/honey – to taste (optional)
Salt – 1 pinch
Chilled water – 1.5 - 2 glasses
- Wash greens and fruits clean. Add greens to a juice jar/ blender.
- Remove seeds of star gooseberries and discard core with seeds of apple. Chop them roughly and add to the blender/ jar having greens. Add pinch of salt and sweetener of choice.
- Blend everything together to smooth paste adding water as required.
- Run this mixture through a sieve or juice strainer. Try to extract complete juice with the addition of more water if needed.
- Transfer the juice to the serving glasses and serve fresh with added ice cubes (optional).
You can replace the micro greens with other fresh herbs like mint or Garike/ durva (Bermuda grass) or other healthy herbs of choice.