Wheatgrass Makes Me Feel Like Dancing 

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would tell you about how I came to love wheatgrass shots!

When I was first diagnosed, I asked my breast surgeon what could I do, she told me to “keep on dancing.” CUE: Leo Sayer’s hit disco song…. No, she wasn’t trying to be inspirational–she meant it literally because I am a dancer.

All my medical appointments are during the day so, I switch to night classes for modern and ballet. Ballet is especially rigorous: for 2 hours I can forget that I am living with breast cancer and feel normal.

freshly juiced wheatgrass
freshly juiced wheatgrass

I also decide to super charge my diet–what can I eat, drink, and inhale to fight breast cancer? I start juicing and consider wheatgrass shots.  I am not new to juicing but, wheatgrass is an acquired taste. I had tried it before but the smell of tires slightly burning and strong taste were a turnoff.

I research the benefits of wheat grass: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, ph balance…the list is extensive. I think it’s what Wonder Woman would drink. And right now, I want need to be Wonder Woman to fight breast cancer!

I find out that I can also purchase wheatgrass powder or wheatgrass grass juice powder. I click buy on my Amazon account before I can change my mind: it’s pricier but I choose the latter. Less fiber if you know what I mean.

I do the powder thing for a few days; it’s hard to get it to mix evenly with liquid and it still tastes kinda like swamp. I can get it to blend well in smoothies but, it’s best to consume wheatgrass on an empty stomach so, I reconsider shots.

As an all or nothing person, I buy 7 cartons of the green stalks for a one week supply–I am sure Wonder Woman would do the same.  My first shot isn’t so bad, it certainly tastes better than the powder! I also try juicing it with different fruits like oranges, pineapple, and mango–it’s delicious!

Then there is the added benefit I didn’t expect: the sight of the tall slender blades calming me every time I open my fridge. This field of grass dreams puts a big Buddha smile on my face– it makes me feel like dancing!

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