Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Wheat Grass Miracle

A little while back, my mom came home with a tray of fresh wheat grass that she found at the local farmers market.  The owner of the booth, Jon Faulconer, had told her all about the fantastic health benefits of wheat grass, and my mom was super excited to pass along the information to Jay and me.  Apparently wheat grass has all of the following magic powers:
  • potent detoxifier
  • high in multiple different enzymes
  • improves digestion
  • is a complete protein (20% protein)
  • restores alkalinity to the blood and cleanses and builds the blood
  • clears skin and reduces body odor
  • helps treatments and prevents cancer
  • helps with weight loss
  • increases energy levels
  • slows down the aging process
  • improves blood sugar disorders
Needless to say, we were impressed!  I always knew wheat grass was supposed to be good for you, but I had no idea it could do all that!  

We started looking into the best ways to juice the grass, and we were disappointed to learn that you cannot effectively juice wheat grass in a regular electric juicer.  Rather, you have to use a masticating juicer (most of which involve cranking by hand).  All of the ones I was finding online were around $100, so I was about ready to give up on our new hobby.  But then I stumbled across this find on Amazon for under $40 bucks with great reviews!  Score!

It has worked great for us so far, but it does take a bit of time and effort.  Since we knew that realistically there was no way we would pull this juicer out and go through the process everyday, we decided to grow big trays of grass at a time, juice them all at once, and save the extra shots in ice cube trays in the freezer.  Then, whenever we want a wheat grass shot, we just defrost a cube and it's ready to go!

Our system has been working great so far.  Jay even built a special shelf in front of the window in our garage that allows him to keep three trays of seeds at different stages in rotation at all times. He's been buying the seeds on Amazon and also invested in an "easy sprouter" to get them going and some special liquid kelp organic seaweed fertilizer.  Needless to say, he is way into wheat grass!  

If you are interested in learning more about the process, here is a good how-to video that goes into more detail. 

Cheers to chlorophyll!

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