It’s time to get your juice on! Wheatgrass!

LAHwheatgrassorJuicing, juicing, juicing….I know, you have to chop veggies, and get the juicer out and clean all the veggie refuse out of it….there’s a lot of good excuses for not juicing, but there’s also a lot of great reasons to juice! I like to make things as simple, delicious, and healthy as possible. If it’s simple, you are most likely to actually do it, if it’s delicious, you’ll be motivated to do it, and if it’s healthy, bonus (and hopefully, a motivation, too)!

One of the most easy plants to grow in your own home is wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is known for it’s high chlorophyll content,  has all minerals known to man in each blade, vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K. Wheatgrass is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.Wheatgrass Juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must be improved at the same time. -(blogstersguild 2008)Read more: http://blogstersguild.blogspot.com/2008/01/wheatgrass-will-cure-youlive-longer.html#ixzz1SCqNAvUXI

I grow wheatgrass year round in a small pot (about 4″ across), selecting a pretty pot will make it more fun, but any container will do! Just put a bit of soil in it ( I like organic soil). I also like to add worm castings (aka poop, don’t say eww….worms poop all around the veggies we all eat), that makes it grow fast and super green! Then just sprinkle some wheatgrass seeds on the top, water, and place the pot in some sunshine. They grow on my windowsill in winter in Wisconsin, if they grow here, they’ll grow anywhere. It only takes a week to get a nice patch going, and one small pot is plenty.

When my wheatgrass is 3-6 inches high, I cut off what I need and add it to a juice or smoothie. My favorite is to add it to my Strawberrygrassana smoothie! 1/2 c frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen bananas, 1/2 cup almond milk ( rice, soy, dairy, whatever milk floats your boat or your digestive system), 1/2 cup orange juice, 6-12 blades of wheatgrass. Add all ingredients into the blender, blend, vioila! The wheatgrass blends right up and you can’t even taste it! You just have a nice fruity refreshing smoothie!

If you don’t use all your wheatgrass, cut off the remainder before  the blades get long and dull, then juice or blend them with a bit of water and freeze in ice cube trays. Then you can just pop them in the blender or juicer next time you want a boost! (thanks for that tip, Amy Ryan!)

Get your juice on with wheatgrass! -Amy Roemer 2011

  1. Cathie Reynolds says:

    Wheatgrass is a food prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It is sold either as a juice or powder concentrate. Wheatgrass differs from wheat malt in that it is served freeze-dried or fresh, “`”"”

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    wheatgrass is great, i take it as a juice and drink it everyday. ;

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  4. Lyn Purkerson says:

    Liquid chlorophyll is miraculous. It has SO MANY health benefits it makes it a true wonder-food. However, the most marvellous and amazing benefit it gives comes from the fact that its molecular structure is absolutely identical to hemoglobin except for the center atom. In hemoglobin this is iron, whereas in chlorophyll it is magnesium. This means that when ingested, liquid chlorophyll actually helps to do the job of hemoglobin (hemoglobin is so vital to the health of our blood – in fact, blood is approx 75% hemoglobin). It helps to rebuild and replenish our red blood cells, boosting our energy and increasing our wellbeing almost instantly.^

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