Healthy Living: Wheatgrass Juice with the Weston Wheatgrass Juicer

I try to take 1 oz. of wheatgrass juice a day, and while the health benefits of wheatgrass are disputed, I know the changes that I've noticed. The biggest reason that I take wheatgrass juice is for energy. And not just a 'boost' of energy - energy that gets me through the rest of the day. I also have yet to get sick even though every one in my family has been sick several times already as the weather changes. It has been said that wheatgrass is a detoxifier, and I definitely feel a lot healthier and less weighed down.

To make your own wheatgrass juice at home, you will need to grow a lot of wheatgrass. You can get about 3 ounces from one of those small trays at the grocery store, so if you're going to make your own for daily use, I suggest you grow your own.

To Grow Your Own Wheatgrass, You'll Need:
  • A seed tray (the size depends on how much you're planning on growing)
  • Organic soil
  • Wheatgrass seeds
  • Water
  • Bubblewrap
Soak wheatgrass seeds in water for about 8 hours. Rinse the seeds, dry them, then spread them over the soil. Cover the seeds with about a half inch of soil. Place in sunlight or under a lamp. Water until the soil is moist, then cover with bubblewrap to keep in the moisture. Water daily, the soil must stay moist for the wheatgrass to grow. After three days, the wheatgrass should be sprouting, and the bubblewrap can be removed. Once the wheatgrass is 7-8," you can trim the wheatgrass above the surface of the soil and juice it.

To make wheatgrass juice, place wheatgrass into the hopper of a Weston Manual Wheatgrass Juicer. Turn the handle rapidly, producing the juice. Try not to stop and restart the churning process. Drink your wheatgrass juice!

For best results, start out with one to two ounces per day, then you can gradually increase your intake up to four ounces per day.

I often chase my wheatgrass juice with a smoothie. Tune in Friday when I share my favorite smoothie concoctions.

All material on this blog is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction.
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