My little germs has grown into long, slender vibrant wheatgrass. This in only about a week. Isn’t it beautiful? After having nurtured it as if it was a baby, it feels weird to look at it now knowing I’m going to drink it. That’s right. I’m drinking grass now.
As I briefly mentioned some time ago, I used to be really into superfoods and went for detox cleanse in Thailand as well as growing my own wheatgrass at home. I fell out of it for a few years, and I now feel a huge difference in my body which is why I’m getting back into it again. I started with incorporating superfoods, and first off was spirulina and goji berries, as well as other superfoods I haven’t used in the past like hemp protein, cacao powder, carob powder, maca powder, cacao butter and cocout oil. It is now time for one of the healthiest superfoods, the wheatgrass.
What is wheatgrass? And why drink it?
♥ Wheatgrass is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements.
♥ It provides a concentrated amount of nutrients including iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C and E, It is very high in vitamins A, B-Complex, C, E and K.
♥ Some proponents tout wheatgrass for cancer, anemia, diabetes, constipation, infections, skin conditions, colon cleansing, ulcerative colitis and joint pain, among other health concerns.
♥ Its rich nutrient content boosts immunity, kills harmful bacteria in your digestive system, and rids your body of waste which can lead to healthy weight loss and higher energy levels.
♥ 30 grams (1 ounce) of wheatgrass contains 103 vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
♥ One ounce of wheatgrass juice represents as much nutritional value as 1 kg (approximately 2.5 pounds) of fresh green vegetables.
I found these super cute pots when I was in Norway last (florist connected to Meny Granholmen, Sandefjord) and I instantly fell in love as they make the perfect little pots for wheatgrass ♥ Aren’t they cute??
To juice the grass you need a juicer made for the purposen of juicing grass. I found mine online some years ago, you can find plenty on amazon etc. To get the juice out of the grass using a juicer like mine, you add the grass on the top and grind it untill it drops down in the basket in front. It’s very easy :)
EDIT: I was asked about the taste and I can’t help but using the word grass to describe it – because it just taste like grass. I would say that it’s very sweet at first but with a slight bitter aftertaste. It doesn’t taste lovely, but it’s just a shot and it’s done. No nasty lingering aftertaste or anything.
I can write a post about where I got the kit and how I plant it if you’re interested?
Have you tried wheatgrass before, or is it all new to you?