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01-06-2006, 11:45 PM
I don't have a juicer but have a Vita-mix. Can wheatgrass go in a smoothie or should it only be juiced? I've read that wheatgrass is really good for you so I'd like to add it to my diet so I need suggestions.
Is wheatgrass considered greens like kale or dandelion?
01-07-2006, 09:35 AM
Personally, I've never put it in the blender. I'm thinking it would just wrap around the blade thingy. Dunno.
I was purchasing a half-flat every week or so, cutting it and chewing OR running it through my Healthy Juicer. I'm lazy so cutting and chewing (yeah, I'm cowish :rolleyes: ) was easier. Plus, why ruin a good smoothie? :D
01-07-2006, 02:30 PM
Yeah, I've heard wheatgrass doesn't taste so good so I'd hate to ruin my morning smoothy
01-08-2006, 08:58 AM
I would also really like to add this to my diet, however, I have really struggled with finding some of the things that I need. I am wanting to start a garden this spring. I have to drive 45 minutes to a store that carries organic fruits and veggies...I am out in the sticks, small town TN. I am not quite sure where to look for wheatgreass, any suggestions?
01-08-2006, 09:54 AM
Get some wheatberries and grow your own.
Also, if you do a search here, some folk have mentioned sites which specialize in wheatgrass growing.
Lady Green Jeans
01-08-2006, 09:59 AM
I used to have flats delivered to my house when I did chemo years ago. I have also purchased flats at the HFS. It is so easy and inexpensive to grow so I don't buy it anymore. Organic soil, a black tray and hard winter wheat and a little time are all you need. I figure cost at about $1 flat.
????One doallar???? :eek:
I pay $20 from the HFS. I need to grow my own......
Wow, even $20. is cheap ! Whole foods in NJ is $40.
01-08-2006, 05:06 PM
I got great service from them and everything came as they promised.
There is a kit you can buy, I think for about $30-$40 with several flats, organic soil, seeds, a book about wheatgrass, and instructions. It was very easy. I grewit and chewed it all through my pregnancy.
Come to think of it, I should order some more seeds and soil and start growing it again! :)
01-12-2006, 09:59 AM
you know those plastic dishpans you can buy at dollar store , there about 12" by 18" and 6" high . fill them with about 2" inches of soil , sprinkle in mix in your wheat or any other seed then sprinkle on about or less a quarter inch dirt then water til good and damp . this is best way for me to sprout anything , its alot more reliable for me than the water soaking method . plus i believe the sprouts this way are much more nutrient/mineral rich than from being grown in just plain water . plus these dish pans are easy to move around , get dark colored ones if can because they hide the dirt smudges youll get on them so they look better sitting in your utility room or where ever .
01-12-2006, 03:07 PM
Just a note for those who do not know -- you are not to actually swallow the grass (you do not have 4 stomachs like a cow). You are to juice or chew, chew, chew and then spit the "cud" out.
01-12-2006, 03:16 PM
Jazzy!!! OMG! I went to college in Cleveland at Lee U! Small world!
Have you been to the 7th Day Adventist grocery store in Ooltelwah? They have a ton of health products and may know of local wheatgrass growers. I used to shop there when I was a vegetarian in college. It's a really neat store! I wish I knew more info but I bet if you called up the 7th Day church or looked in the phone book they could tell you.
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