Toasted Wheat Germ adds a delicious taste and healthy crunch to virtually any recipe, and it’s an easy way to add extra nutrition. It can be added to protein shakes, casseroles, muffins, pancakes, cereals, yogurt, cookies, and other baked goods. Wheat germ can replace up to 1/2 cup of the flour in recipes for muffins, breads, pancakes, and many other baked goods, making it even easier to work into your diet.
It’s the “heart” of the wheat kernel – a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorous, thiamine, zinc and magnesium. It is a good source of fiber and protein. Wheat germ is a very good supplement for vegetarians or others who may struggle to get enough protein in their diets. Along with bran, germ is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products.
Tips: Freeze the banana for a frostier drink. Bananas can be frozen for up to 3 months. Add some lemonade or a small amount of lemon juice if the smoothie tastes too sweet. Add 1 tbsp. blackstrap molasses for extra iron. Add 1 tbsp. brewer\’s yeast for protein. Add 1 tbsp. flaxseed oil for omega-3 fatty acids. Add 1 tsp. bee pollen for amino acids.