Wheatgrass juice is nature’s finest medicine.
While going through a difficult time with the many pounds I’ve gained after a tough spell in my life, I turned to wheatgrass to help combat hunger and to help me lose the unwanted weight.
I learned how to juice wheatgrass and made it my daily practice for a very long time, about one year.
I lost a total of 50 pounds.
Now I juice wheatgrass once per month on a day I want to give my body a break from eating.
Two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of raw organic vegetables.
This is what healthy looking wheatgrass looks like:
Wheatgrass has twice the amount of Vitamin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than Oranges.
It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium in a balanced ratio.
Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein – supplying all the essential amino acids, and much more. Tell that to anyone asking you, “where do you get your protein?”
My body feels AMAZING with wheatgrass.
I take 2 ounces a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.
In addition to this incredible sweet juice flooding your body with therapeutic dosages of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and phytonutrients, wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier for your liver and blood.
Wheatgrass helps neutralize toxins and environmental pollutants in the body with beneficial enzymes that help protect us from carcinogens. It truly is a super food.
When it is consumed fresh it is a living food and has bio-electricity.
This is a HIGH vibration energy, literally the LIFE FORCE within the living juice.
How to Juice Wheatgrass:
- You will want a good juicer which juices slowly. I only use the Omega Juicer and it works great.
Make sure your juicer is a masticating juicer, a centrifugal juicer will not juice wheatgrass.
Slow juicing keeps the integrity of the grass which helps keep all its nutrients.
- Feed the freshly cut wheatgrass into your juicer, slowly.
You need to feed the grass into the juicer a small amount at a time otherwise the grass will cram the gears.
Your juicer will have a place the juice collects and a separate place where the pulp collects.
- Immediately serve the juice from your juicer into a clean glass. I say clean for a big reason.
Wheatgrass is very pure and any dust or dirt will show up in the taste of the grass, so it’s a good idea to rinse your glass before you pour yourself a shot of wheatgrass.
Personally, I grow wheatgrass in such a way which leaves the grass tasting very sweet.
It takes time and patience but is worth the effort. Growing your own grass is fun and rewarding.
If you are growing your wheatgrass at home:
Your wheatgrass has an optimal juicing point.
The best time to harvest your grass for juicing is just when your grass is beginning to split in two.
This is when wheatgrass begins its reproductive cycle which is when it’s at its optimal juicing point.
The wheatgrass is preparing for reproducing and pulls an enormous amount of nutrients from the soil for its leaves and stems.
- Harvest the grass by snipping the grass blades about 1/2 inch above the soil.
- Use a clean ceramic knife or a good pair of clean scissors.
- The grass blades should be 8 inches tall after growing for about 1 week.
- Wash your home-grown grass blades with cool running water.
Proper disposal of Wheatgrass after growing cycle is complete:
The cycle for growing wheatgrass is anywhere between one and two weeks.
Sunlight, temperature, and watering will make the difference of growing times.
Wheatgrass can be grown and harvested ONCE only.
It is important to discard the post-harvest properly.
This can include mulch or compost. If you’re growing organic wheatgrass, which I highly recommend, the wheatgrass post harvest will be highly valuable for your soil which will benefit your garden tremendously.
If you are buying your grass from a health food store:
- Wash the blades of grass with cool clean water.
- Be sure to wash the blades before you use the juicer.
- This removes potential bacteria, dirt, and insects.
Cut the grass on a clean cutting board using a sharp knife.
Chopping the grass will be easier to blend with other ingredients.
Use enough wheatgrass to fill up, at least, a half cup. (113 grams)
You can always work with larger batches, or smaller, if desired, but a half cup is for about 2 servings.
Storing your wheatgrass:
- Once your grass is harvested you will want to either juice it immediately or store it correctly.
- Containers are best for cut wheatgrass. I use Tupper ware with a tight closing seal.
- Contained wheatgrass will last up to one week in a regular refrigerator (between 32 degrees Fahrenheit no warmer than 40degrees Fahrenheit)
- Cooler temperature is better for wheatgrass but freezing will kill it.
- Do not eat or juice your wheatgrass if the blades begin to turn yellow.
- The longer your wheatgrass is stored, like all other living harvested foods, breakdown occurs and nutritional value declines.
Some people have a hard time with the taste of wheatgrass so …
Here are some very tasty ingredients to add to your wheatgrass:
- Lemon wheatgrass
- Blueberries wheatgrass
- Ginger wheatgrass
- Mint wheatgrass
Keep the above ingredients around your kitchen when you’re juicing wheatgrass.
While I was juicing regularly, I would add a bit of one of these four ingredients to change up the taste.
Wheatgrass juice is very high in chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more healing properties than any other element. Again, truly amazing.
All life on this great planet we live on comes from the sun. Only green plants can transform the sun’s energy into chlorophyll through the process of photosynthesis.
Chlorophyll is known as the life-blood of the plants. This important phytonutrient is what human cells need to heal and to thrive big time.
You can enjoy wheatgrass at most organic stores.
Buying wheatgrass juice is simple, stop by your local organic store and ask for a 2-ounce shot and drink it fresh right there from the juice bar.