Turning wheatgrass into juice is an effective way to include nutritious green vegetables into your diet, as wheatgrass juice contains essential amino acids, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as enzymes that will aid digestion. If a juicer is prohibitively expensive or if you aren't sure if you're ready to invest in a juicer, a blender is an acceptable alternative, and will give you an opportunity to benefit from this healthy food. However, a blender won't retain as many nutrients as a juicer.
Things You'll Need
- Ripe wheatgrass
- Fine mesh strainer
- Airtight container
Harvest a handful of ripe wheatgrass. Use clean scissors to cut the wheatgrass into 1- to 2-inch pieces, then place the wheatgrass in the blender container. Wheatgrass can also be purchased at health food stores or stores that carry natural foods.
Add 1 to 2 tbsp. of water, then puree the wheatgrass. If the mixture is too thick for your blender, add water until the wheatgrass can be easily blended.
Pour the blended wheatgrass through a fine mesh strainer. Drink the wheatgrass juice or place the juice in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.
Tips & Warnings
- The pulp that remains after you strain the blended wheatgrass juice can be used as a healthy facial. Smooth the pulp onto your skin. Leave the pulp on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse. Alternatively, place the pulp on your skin 20 minutes before you take a shower. If you have dry skin, add 1 tsp. of honey to the pulp.
- Never attempt to blend wheatgrass without adequate liquid, as attempting to blend wheatgrass without liquid may be hard on your blender.
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