I'm still learning how to grow wheatgrass, after 8 flats grown not a single one grew like the other. Some had big bald patches where nothing grew, another had moldy seeds, and another grew perfectly. I did find that soaking the seeds for a couple days in water helps them sprout easier. Growing wheatgrass is a challenge and well worth the effort consisdering the energy boost it gives me along with the overwhelming sense of well-being.
When I tried my first wheatgrass shot I thought it tasted like freshly mown grass smells....very, very green. I never drank a plain shot again I started mixing it with carrot juice and it went down easier.
That first shot of wheat grass came from a commerically purchased flat of grass from "Whole Foods". Wheatgrass is too expensive to buy at $12 a flat so that's when I decided to grown it on my own.
Yesterday I ran out of carrot jucie so I decided to try a straight shot of home grown wheatgrass. To my surprise my home grown wheatgrass did not have the same overwhelming green taste. My homegrown variety was milder and I would even call it a pleasant mild taste. I wonder what the difference was...if anyone knows please drop me a comment.
Juicing wheatgrass takes a lot of effort and time but I find it worth it. DON'T try juicing in a regular juicer they can not handle the strong fibers of the grass. I bought a cheapy little wheatgrass juicer on Amazon and finally figured out how it works after reading all the reviews on Amazon. But before I read the reviews I gave up on it and tried to juice my grass in my Omega...it died that day after a long useful life. After it's death I read the Amazon reviews on my wheatgrass juicer in one review the author described in detail how to use it. Whala! I was getting wheatgrass juice out of that cheapy juicer!
I've tried energy drinks before, I actually had a seizure in Costco after sampling an energy drink. They called an ambulance and the EMT told me that I wasn't the first to have a siezure from an energy drink. It actually was my second seizure for that type of drink. The amazing thing about wheatgrass for me is I get all this energy with out any of the jitteriness or seizures of the energy drinks.
I use the pulp left over from juicing. I roll the leftover fiber into 2 rolls about 5" long each and insert them under my lips onto my gums. I extract a lot more juice from the fiber and it is beneficial to gum health. I heard of others....this you might find gross...who actually insert it anally for colon health. Haven't tried that one!
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