I have been trying to eat better, and am trying a variety of different things to get into a routine of healthy eating (this is super hard to do when you lived off of junk food for as long as I have!). As part of my new eating habits, I have been trying to incorporate more greens into my daily diet. One great way I have found for consuming greens (and the chlorophyl they contain) is by juicing wheatgrass. You may have seen people ordering wheatgrass shots at your favorite health foods store, and paying $3 – $4 for a shot of juice! That is absurd, given that you can make a serving of wheatgrass juice for a few pennies.
To get started making low cost wheatgrass juice, you will first need to pick up a juicer. I really dig the Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer I purchased through Amazon, but you can use whatever juicer you have available (manual juicers are the way to go IMHO!). Once you have a good juicer, you need to find a good source of wheatgrass. You can purchase a grow your own wheatgrass kit from a variety of places, or you can head down to your favorite health food store and get a bag of wheatgrass for a couple of dollars. The bag of wheatgrass should last you for quite some time if stored properly, though you will get the most out of your wheatgrass if you consume it shortly after purchasing it.
Making your wheatgrass juice is a snap. Set up your juicer, clean the wheatgrass you plan to juice, and then stuff it in the top of the juicer and watch the delicious healthy green stuff spit out the side of the juicer. Now some people don’t care for the raw taste of wheatgrass. A number of recipes online recommend mixing it with your favorite juice beverages, especially ones that you make by hand. If you are new to juicing, you may want to check out The Wheatgrass Book as well as The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing. I learned a ton by reading each book, and have thoroughly enjoyed the delicious concoctions I’ve turned out! If you are an avid juicer, please leave me a comment. We can become juice buddies. :)