Wheatgrass is, for the most part, nasty to drink unless you do a "shot" with a lemon chaser (as they do in juice bars). Some people have problems with their tummy as it is a very powerful cleanser. My advice is this:
Buy a "Samsung" juicer (you have to have an auger to smash the blades to obtain the juice, plain and simple). They are about $150 on ebay or many of the web sites. You can then use it to juice your wheatgrass and fruits and veggies. It's a tad bit slower than say a Champion juicer, but well worth it (I have both juicers and use my Champion for making "ice cream").
Then, juice the wheatgrass with some fun fruit like pineapple and lemon. You can still detect the wheatgrass but it's not bad.
Also, grow your own wheatgrass. It's so very cheap. Also, Don't plunk down money for a sprouter (I bought one, what a waste of $$$$). It's so easy to grow you'll find yourself running around with trays of grown wheatgrass going "what do I do with all this wheatgrass!!!". Answer-make vats of your tropical drink and dance around in the sun with a hawaii shirt as your energy level will soar....
Mary mary quite hilary, how does your wheatgrass grow?
Okay, that was a stretch....
Anyway, Janine, how do you grow your wheatgrass if you don't use a sprouter? I have always wanted to do this, as the benefits are supposed to be amazing...
I have a question. I think wheatgrass is nasty too, but I know it's so good for you. About 10 years back I spent some time at the Hippocrates Center in Lemon Grove and by the second day...just walking in to the wheatgrass room was more than I could take.
Anyway..........I've been clipping some grass and adding it to my green smoothie. I just can't drink the stuff with any reguality Does this have the same effect or do you need to "squeeze" it to get the full benefit? It's like flax seeds........to get the full benefits, you really should crack the outer shell. Thanks
Has anyone heard or tried the Frozen wheatgrass juice?? Here is the link.http://www.wheatgrassjuice.us/wheatg...le/welcome.htm
It looks interesting but I heard that once you freeze something it looses about 70% of the nutritional value. I'm not sure how true that is but I prefer fresh anyway. I thought that since my counter space is now so limited (dehydrator, juicer, vita-mix, things sprouting, piles of fruit etc etc etc) Not having to grow the grass would be a plus. Any ideas on this??
Frozen wheatgrass and nutrition
Just a quick note for anyone that is interested. We changed our name a couple of years ago (to have a .com) and you can find our flash frozen grass at http://www.dynamicgreens.com
Originally Posted by sailaway
I would also like to answer the question that sailaway asked which is does it lose its nutritional value when frozen. The answer is no! Wheat contains something called ice structuring proteins. These proteins allow wheat to stay alive through the winter although frozen solid and return to life without skipping a beat in the spring. Wheatgrass juice is protected by these proteins. The other important note is that our juice is flash frozen and flash freezing is a lot different than slow freezing. When you flash freeze something, small ice crystals form (rather than large) and they do not rupture cell membranes which keeps the taste, color, texture and nutrition intact. So our wheatgrass juice is protected both by ice structuring proteins and flash freezing. Major damage during freezing occurs in organic matter that does not have the protection of ice structuring proteins and is slow frozen. I fully agree that a carrot, apple, banana, etc. will not leave the freezer intact; however, wheatgrass juice does.
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