March 23, 2010

Juicing and Wheat Grass

Cover the soil completely with wheatgrass berries for thick and lush wheatgrass
then top with a thin layer of soil.

All  "signs" lately are leading me to "juicing"....friends, books, internet sites/articles...even saw Kris Carr "Crazy Sexy Cancer" drink her green juice in a fancy wine glass, You Go Girl!

The idea behind juicing is that there is no pulp/ fiber for your body to digest, so it makes for easier digesting and the juice can get right into your bloodstream and feed your cells.

I am now starting to grow wheat grass to juice. I have never tried wheat grass juice but heard excellent things about it health wise. I also heard it has a gross, gag worthy flavor to it (I do find kale and other green juices yummy so I'll let you know my take on wheat grass juice and how I do with it).... I will go slow because I am allergic to wheat and am intolerant to gluten. I have heard that many people are still able to tolerate wheat grass juice even with wheat or gluten issues. I have decided to go for it!

At this point, while I wait for my wheat grass to be ready to harvest, I am making a green juice
(kale/  celery/ carrots/ daikon  or  kale/celery/carrots/ pear/ fennel) in the morning and carrot juice in the evening. I will probably work up to 3 or 4 times a day if time allows.
I am making the green juice by washing the veggies and putting all of the veggies/fruits in my Blendtec blender and then straining it through a very fine sieve. I will make a nut milk bag soon (I have the fabric), you can use a "nut milk" bag to strain the juice from the pulp also.

The carrot juice I make with my Jack Lalanne juicer. I have been very happy with this juicer too. The only thing is it won't juice greens very efficiently, epsecially wheat grass...

2  great books that I have found on this subject are :
 "Wheat Grass, Nature's Finest Medicine Medicine" by Steve Meyerowitz.
"The Wheat Grass Book..." by Ann Wigmore


  1. If you find you cannot tolerate raw wheat grass juice, you might want to try a powder first. I take Amazing Grass' wheat grass powder & mix it with water & a little gogi juice. It didn't taste great at first, but now that I drink it daily, it tastes much better.
    You might want to start with the powder, then work up to the real thing. Just a thought.

  2. Tamara,
    Thanks for the tip. I always appreciate the input. I'll let you know how it goes!

  3. I'm new to your site and would say its informative. I liked the tips you provided since I'm a health conscious person. This information would be great for me. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. I just started juicing and I can honestly say that the very first glass convinced me that it works. I combined wheat grass, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, kelp, parsley, orange, apple, graitfruit and I was amazed how different I felt. No i am not healed fronm lupus, but its a start to a new beginning. keep me in your prayers. sincerely, NKA

  5. Vincent,
    Glad you are getting some helpful info for you to be healthier! Be Well!

  6. NKA,
    You will be in my prayers...glad you found that juicing helps. Eat good quality whole foods(raw cooked or juiced) and you WILL feel better!