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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spirulina & Wheatgrass juice made easy

Made with Spirulina & Wheatgrass powder, mixed with Organic Rice Milk.

Off course the rice milk is not raw but accordingly to some alchemists mixing super foods, such as Spirulina or Wheatgrass ,can re-structure the water contained in this liquid and in that way the body accepts it in a better way.

This is also a way to make these superfoods more palatable for those starting with this type of foods.

I recommend not smelling it so much as it can put you off when not used to the smell of both Spirulina and Wheatgrass.

Spirulina is a human and animal food or nutritional supplement made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima.
Arthrospira is cultivated around the world, used as a human dietary supplement, as well as a whole food, and is available in tablet, flake and powder form.

Spirulina was a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans until the 16th century; its harvesting from Lake Texcoco and subsequent sale as cakes

Spirulina may contains between 55% and 77% protein by dry weight, depending upon the source.

 It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids, though with reduced amounts of methionine, cysteine and lysine when compared to the animal proteins. It is, however, superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes.

vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, folate, vitamin K, biotin, pantothenic acid, beta carotene (source of vitamin A), inositol. 

calcium, manganese, iron, chromium, phosphorus, molybdenum, iodine, chloride, magnesium, sodium, zinc, potassium, selenium, germanium, copper, boron.

phycocyanin, chlorophyll, carotenoids.

myxoxanthophyll, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, echinenone and other xanthophylls.
gamma linolenic acid, glycolipids, sulfolipids, polysaccharides.

isoleucine, phenylalanine, leucine, threonine, lysine, tryptophan, methionine, valine, alanine, glycine, arginine, histidine, aspartic acid, proline, cystine, serine, glutamic acid, tyrosine.

Wheatgrass is a food prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It is sold either as a juice or powder concentrate. 

Wheatgrass is also allowed to grow longer than malt is. It provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Claims about the health benefits of wheatgrass range from providing supplemental nutrition to having unique curative properties. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in mixed fruit or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice and powder.
The average dosage taken by consumers of wheatgrass is 3.5 grams (powder or tablets). Some also have a fresh-squeezed 30 ml shot once daily or, for more therapeutic benefits, a higher dose up to 2–4 oz (60 - 120 ml) taken 1-3 times per day on an empty stomach and before meals. For detoxification, some users may increase their intake to 3–4 times per day. Consumers with a poor diet may experience nausea on high dosages of wheatgrass


Promotion of general well-being to cancer prevention and heavy-metal detoxification.

Some research exists that relates diets high in chlorophyll, present in higher concentrations in green leafy vegetables, to lower rates of colon cancer.

Table 1. Nutrient comparison of 1 oz (28.35 g) of wheatgrass juice, broccoli and spinach.
NutrientWheatgrass JuiceBroccoliSpinach
Protein860 mg800 mg810 mg
Beta-carotene120 IU177 IU2658 IU
Vitamin E880 mcg220 mcg580 mcg
Vitamin C1 mg25.3 mg8 mg
Vitamin B120.30 mcg0 mcg0 mcg
Phosphorus21 mg19 mg14 mg
Magnesium8 mg6 mg22 mg
Calcium7.2 mg13 mg28 mg
Iron0.66 mg0.21 mg0.77 mg
Potassium42 mg90 mg158 mg
Data on broccoli and spinach from USDA database.[5] Data on Wheatgrass juice from indoor grown wheatgrass.[2]