View Full Version : Wheatgrass in Vitamix?
09-18-2011, 06:44 PM
Is putting wheatgrass in the Vitamix ok and is it the same as juicing it with a juicer? I noticed the Jamba Juice (a smoothie place) uses a juicer. I am just trying to get the same potency. I tried wheatgrass in our Vitamix and there were still little pieces of grass, but maybe I a didn't mix it as much as I should have?
09-18-2011, 06:51 PM
I only juice wheatgrass with a masticating juicer so it doesn't get heated. The juicer is an expensive purchase, but it's really worth it if you're going to use it once a day or more.
Raw Angel Mom
09-18-2011, 08:08 PM
It will clog. I never tried because of this information. If you have no juice, you could try to chew it and spit the fibre. You can buy also a cheep manual juice (like the one design to grind the meat).
If you buy a good juicer someday, the twin gear green stars is my favourite one to do the wheat grass.
All the best
09-18-2011, 08:19 PM
Someone suggested cutting the wheatgrass into short pieces (like less than one inch long) before throwing it into the vitamix. I am doing that and the result is beautiful. I am adding wheatgrass to my green smoothie and I treat it just like a green. But I add just a little bit wheatgrass to my GS. Much wheatgrass will ruin the taste of GS.
09-18-2011, 09:00 PM
I have specified wheatgrass juicers (plural) and if I'm really pressed for time, I often make it in my Vita-Mix, no prob. It is better if you cut it, but sometimes, I don't even do that. I keep ice on hand in case it's getting hot, and throw a couple cubes in there as I'm doing it. Of course the key is that you must have water in there (or a liquid) with the grass...
Running it through a nutmilk bags takes seconds when you're done. If you don't have a nutmilk bag, Wheatgrass is the one thing that juices easily through a regular strainer.
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