Cookbook:Wheat grass juice
Wheat grass juice is the extracted juice from young (5 - 10 inch) wheat plants. The juice is touted for many health benefits due to its high concentrations of Chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins (especially B's) and minerals. Another benefit of drinking wheat grass juice is a significant energy buzz, due to the very high concentrations of B vitamins, that lasts several hours.
A typical portion is two fluid ounces, requiring the juicing of 1/3 to 1 square foot of wheat grass. The juice has a pungent, sweet odor/taste which is an acquired taste. It may be drunk straight, or mixed with other juices, such as carrot or apple.
Wheatgrass juice should always be consumed immediately after juicing.
- 1 - 2 cups Wheat berries
- 1 Tray (cafeteria type, to grow shoots on)
- 2 cups potting soil
- Large jar
- Soak the wheat berries overnight
- Drain, cover with damp paper towel allow a day or so to sprout (still in the large jar)
- Spread the potting soil on the tray, and then the sprouts.
- Keep watered.
- The sprouts should be ready for use in about a week
- Use an electric or manual juicer
- Drink two to four ounces straight, or mixed with the juice of your choice.