Wheatgrass is chockfull of chlorophyll, vitamins, amino
acids, minerals and enzymes. Many people use wheatgrass juice to boost the
immune system, improve energy or as a detoxifier. For the human digestive
system to be able to access the nutrients, wheatgrass must be juiced or
otherwise broken down.
Juicing with a Juicer
Equipment: Use a juicer with masticating blade, not
centrifugal, Like Lexen, Omega, or The Healthy Juicer and a measuring cup.
Put the grass in the juicer, in small amounts.
Juice 1 or 2 oz of juice (or however much you see fit for
your personal nutrition)
Drink it within 15 minutes of the preparation.
(Add fresh mint to the juice to settle any mild stomach
Juicing without a Juicer
~ Step One: Buy or grow wheatgrass. Wheatgrass can be grown
in soil or hydroponically from red or white wheat berries, also called wheat
seeds. You can also find trays of fresh wheatgrass for sale in the produce
department of some natural food stores.
~ Step Two: Harvest wheatgrass just before blending for
maximum freshness. Cut the wheatgrass stalks with a sharp pair of scissors just
above the soil, or just above the root system of hydroponic wheatgrass.
~ Step Three: Place the wheatgrass stalks in the canister of
the blender and add an equal amount of water. You may also use more water for a
milder, more palatable beverage.
~ Step Four: Blend on high for at least 60 seconds or until
the wheatgrass is completely pulverized.
~ Step Five: Strain out the wheatgrass pulp by pouring the
wheatgrass and water mix through a few sheets of cheesecloth. Discard or
compost the pulp.
~ Step Six: Consume the wheatgrass juice immediately.
Wheatgrass juice is often added to fruit smoothies or juice blends.