The green door market is my little piece of heaven every weekend. Since changing my lifestyle connecting with where my food comes from and the people who grow it has become a very fulfilling part of my life. The Green door market is a feast of freshness, flavour and friendliness. I have invited Alex to blog for BeComplete so he can share with us the energy and produce that The Green Door Market has to offer.
The Green Door Market & Christy’s Organic Wheatgrass
Fresh organic food, rich baked bread, olives, cheese, a french galette van and smooth aromatic coffee! What have these delights got in common? They can be found at the Green Door Market and I am lucky enough to work there.
The goal has always been to be a cut above the rest, setting ourselves to have the highest standards of practice and quality. This being especially true in relation to our organic wheatgrass.
So what is wheatgrass and how do you use it?
Wheatgrass is the nutrient packed, enzyme filled and vitamin rich grass of the wheat plant. It has chlorophyll in abundance which contains the micronutrient magnesium that over 300 enzymes in our body require to function.
Unfortunately most of us don’t have four stomachs, like our bovine friends so we can’t easily digest the cellulose in the grass. Our best option is to juice it using a masticating juicer.
Masticating juicers work differently to regular blending juicers in that they squeeze out the juice separating it from the pulp and thus making the wheatgrass easy to consume.
WHEATGRASS SHOT WITH A SLICE OF LEMON TO HELP NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
It is recommended for first time users to only take a 1oz shot of wheatgrass per day and over time work up to taking two 1oz shots per day at different times. It is advised to take the shot on an empty stomach. Newcomers to the green goodness might feel slight nausea otherwise.
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Lets turn that wheatgrass into a sweetgrass!
For some people the strong distinctive taste of wheatgrass can be just too much to bare, but at the same time they would still love to be reaping its benefits. So to get around this I am going to share with you one of my most favourite smoothie recipes.
Pop open your blender and throw in:
Half a banana
Half a cup of frozen berries
Half a cup of frozen mango
1 cup of coconut water (or regular water)
1oz shot of wheatgrass
Blend it up until it’s good and smooth and drink it while its cold. Always feel free to experiment by throwing in different fruits or juices instead of water.
Where can I find the Green Door Market?
The Green Door Market is located at 18 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 just off Cork Street.