View Full Version : wheatgrass...blended?
11-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Can you blend wheatgrass into smoothies instead of juicing it? Has anyone tried?
11-03-2006, 02:40 PM
From all the reading I have done on wheatgrass - no. It has to be extracted for you to get all the benefits from it.
11-03-2006, 03:02 PM
I really dont think it will blend for you anyway....the fibers in it are reallly tough and stringy; it would be literally like putting grass in there... i would stick with juicing it...i think it wouid just tangle around the blades in your blender, and humans cant digest those grass fibers anyway, as far as I know...
11-03-2006, 03:22 PM
I've blended wheatgrass a few times. First, I cut it into short sections like 1/2" to 1", then I blended it with water, the water turned greenish. I have to say that I didn't do a lot of wheatgrass at a time this way, only a small handful. I did this the last thing at night and I noticed the effects the next day.
11-03-2006, 03:45 PM
I guess blending it and straining it would get some of the juice out, without having to try to digest the fiber.
What do you mean you saw the effects the next morning?
11-03-2006, 03:45 PM
I blended wheatgrass in my Vitamix with just enough water to barely cover the blades. Then, I strained it in a nutmilk bag. The wheatgrass itself is way too fiberous to just blend and use like that. When I strained it, the pulp looked like cloth fibers and I KNOW that would be very difficult if not impossible for our body to digest.
I took the strained juice and froze into ice cube trays and put THOSE in my smoothies. I've only done it twice.
11-04-2006, 03:11 AM
I "juice" wheatgrass in my blender, basically I am doing as stated above, cutting it in small pieces, blend with a little water and strain throiugh cloth. It seems to work alright for me, I know I dont get everyting out of the wheatgrass, but better than nothing! I've tried chewing wheatgrass too when my blender broke and it was tough stuff! I don't think our bodies can digest it, but maybe it will cleanse something on it's way out?
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11-04-2006, 05:07 AM
At the vegan board, someone told me that she likes to snip a little & chew it on the way to work in the mornings.
I tried it & it turned out ok!! It turns white & ends up looking/feeling like a piece of chewing gum.
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