Cookbook:Wheat Grass Juice
|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 vitamin B), and minerals.
A typical portion is two fluid ounces, requiring the juicing of ⅓ 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 tray (cafeteria type, to grow shoots on)
- 2 cups potting soil
- Large jar
- Soak the wheat berries overnight in a jar of water.
- Drain, then cover with damp paper towel and keep in the jar. Let rest for a day or so until they have sprouted.
- Spread the potting soil on the tray, and then gently spread the sprouts on top.
- Regularly water the sprouts for about a week, or until they are plentiful enough to juice. This should take about 1 week.
- Use an electric or manual juicer to juice the wheat grass.
- Use immediately.