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01-05-2009, 08:15 AM
Went to the healthfood store hoping to find wheatgrass in one form or another but they only had tablets, which I opted not to get. So they said they could order powder for me but of course I'd prefer fresh wheatgrass
But the dilemma is that I have no idea how to make my own wheatgrass juice at home (there seems to be a lot of work involved, not to mention an expensive juice press).
I really want to add WG juice to my cleanse this time (I'm on day 5 of 30) but this is getting complicated. :confused:
I live in a village in Austria and things like this aren't as easy to find here as they are in the US because the market is smaller and the culture much less consumer-driven. Of course this has its down-sides as well.
If I somehow figured out where to buy wheat seeds for growing, couldn't I grow wheatgrass from normal wheat seeds and grind it with a morter and pestle like in the old days?
They said they'd call me when the powder has been delivered but if it's a waste of money I'll just tell them to forget it.
Any thoughts or info would be appreciated.
Raw Angel Mom
01-05-2009, 02:55 PM
If you go to a place where they make all kind of fruit juice/smoothie, they often sell wheat grass juice.
I heard also that you can order some frozen wheat grass juice.
You can buy an economical juicer, and just buy the wheat grass and make your own juice. Alissa sells the economical one, this is manual.
01-06-2009, 04:20 AM
Sure you can Sprout your own Seeds and Grow them in Soil yourself. It is one of the easiest things to do. And a Manual juicer, without any electricity is a Great way to start. Do a "SEARCH" at the Top of this page. There are some who Grow the Grass, cut and add Water to it and Blend.
harbour -- If you can just manage to find some "hard red winter wheat" seeds and some trays with small holes at the bottom, you will be able to grow your own wheatgrass. From there, you have a few options:
1/ Juice with a masticating juicer (means it squeezes the juice out rather than cutting the blades), which may be expensive.
2/ Blend in a high-speed blender with water, then strain out the pulp. This isn't as good as 1/ but a heck of a lot easier to do and find equipment for.
3/ Chew on the blades like you would gum, then spit out the pulp. (Seriously!)
Once you find the seeds, you will start out by soaking them for about 8-12 hours, then rinsing every 8 hours until you have small tails. Then you're ready to grow. It will take about a week for the grass to grow, so if you want to have it on this cleanse, I'd get moving on finding the seeds!
I bought them at a health food store in Budapest. If you have a health food store, they will surely order them for you if they are not in stock.
Good luck! And feel free to send me a private message if you get stuck. I am happy to help but travel a lot and sometimes miss posts on the forum. :)
01-06-2009, 07:47 AM
I considered buying the frozen WG juice, but have read on more than one site that the frozen is substandard to the dry/tablets, which is substandard to fresh (of course)....I don't understand why this is the case...
01-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Thank you, everyone, for your input!
Does anyone have any experience with the wheatgrass powder? Is it worth the $25 plus that I'll probably have to pay for it?
01-06-2009, 02:23 PM
The powder has great nutrients and benefits too. Both are great. I just blend with water and it reminds me of Green Tea.
For the fresh I bought a kit from wheatgrasskits.com. I got the soil-less one that has a mat that lays down at the bottom of the tray..then you sprinkle the minerals on the mat. So easy and less messy if you have a small space.
I bought a cheap hand crank juicer on ebay. I will soon upgrade to the electric when I can afford it so I can juice enough to do implants (enemas). Some people do that if they can't handle taking it orally.
01-07-2009, 02:09 AM
thanks, Zella. If the powder has at least some of the detoxifying properties as fresh WG juice I'll probably just buy it and try it out.
I wonder if anyone has ever felt nausious or thrown up after taking the WG powder? That's a good sign that it's taking effect if you're highly toxic. Not that I think I am, I'm just curious.
01-10-2009, 10:25 AM
I drank 4 oz of wheat grass juice yesterday. I felt so good and so happy from it. Any way that you can get it, get it. Yes, fresh is best....powdered is okay. I like the suggestion to just grow it, chew it, and spit out your cud. Then you're really assimilating it.
01-13-2009, 06:14 PM
I have never felt the nausia from the powder..but sometimes from the juice. It's not so bad on an empty stomach cause it digests fast.
01-13-2009, 09:41 PM
I didn't see the soil less trays you referred to:
I saw trays that look like ones at local nursery. Can you please share link for soil less trays and mat you referenced. Can you get many uses out of mat or just use one time and toss? Thanks.
I have had BAD luck growing grass. I could use lots of personal stories and help to get me started again. I hate the smell, know it is great for you and willing to try again. I need Wheatgrass 101. I looked at price of powder just last night and very pricey. I didn't see caps as I was told some places do.
This is just what I need now: Growing my own wheatgrass help. I have the Green Power juicer so I got a great start. I don't want to invest in a kit as I want to make sure I am faithful to the process. I am already successfully sprouting, but not wheatgrass.
So I need help please with growing wheatgrass with soil and I believe there are ways without. Thanks all.
01-13-2009, 09:57 PM
People in the states who have never lived out of country beyond North America, have no idea how hard it can be in Europe/overseas, constant challenge in finding like products you would find in US.
Finding the right kind of spouting seeds was a real challenge when living in Cyprus too.
If they can be found in Hungary, I can't imagine them to not be found in Austria. Guess worse case is to go to Hungary or have Eva send some to you.
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