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Wheat Grass

Monday, March 18, 2013

Today I soaked some Wheat Grass Seeds.




Lately I have been adding Wheat Grass daily to my juice. Drinking it straight in a shot glass is yuck. In a quart of freshly made vegetable and fruit juice it's great.



I was growing grass in flats inside under grow lights.







Now that Spring is upon us, when the wheat grass seed is ready after soaking - It gets planted outdoors in the vegetable beds. It's less work and it grows faster.



I bet you didn't know that.



Oh, I got in my Classical Stretch Workout.



Season 9 is being mailed to me !!!

I also did a walking workout.

According to articles I read, Wheat Grass juice is gluten free. You are juicing the grass, not the seeds so they are safe for people with gluten intolerance.

Many articles say there are many health benefits to juicing wheat grass. I couldn't tolerate the flavor until I mixed it with juice.

My favorite Wheat grass juice recipe tastes really good.

I juice the middle core of a pineapple and add a few chunks.

Add a large bunch of red grapes.

4-5 apples maybe.

I made enough to divide among two quart jars. One for my husband and one for me.

Wheat grass, how much depends on your tolerance. Start off slow as it is cleansing. Too much makes you run to the Bathroom. LOL. It's not too unpleasant. The books suggest starting out with one ounce and gradually increasing it to 2 ounces as tolerated.

I purchased my seeds from the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego. (800) 993-4325
You have to ask for there store and request they send you a bag of it. I think I ordered a 25 lb. bag. The reason I purchase it from there is it is fresh seed. It is seed that has been tested to insure it will sprout.

In the past I have purchased seed from the heath food store. The germination rate was low, the grass would get moldy which is bad when your trying to improve your health.

So I purchase from a source known to grow large quantities of Wheat Grass for their clients. It might cost a bit more and shipping is high, but the quality of the seed is excellent.
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SPARKCHANTAL 3/22/2013 4:21AM

    mmm, grass. sounds delicious.

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NYARAMULA 3/22/2013 1:42AM

    I love wheat grass, in small doses of course. Even when I do a shot glass, I always follow it with fresh fruit juice. Never tried growing it, though.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 3/21/2013 1:32PM

    Great info on -- never really knew what people were doign with that stuff!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/20/2013 9:52PM

    Whoops, sorry for the double post!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/20/2013 9:51PM

    Iiiiiinteresting. I've never had wheat grass. Never even seen it anywhere, I don't think. I'll have to keep an eye out for it and give it a shot sometime. :)

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 3/20/2013 2:13PM

    I eat a heaping tablespoon of wheat grass powder in my green smoothie everyday, and a heaping tablespoon of spirulina. I feel healthier even after just a couple of weeks of it. I don't think I"d go to the trouble to sprout it myself though, until I get a home of my own and out of this miserable apartment.

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RYDERB 3/20/2013 1:42PM

    Thanks for the growing tips. I bought a flat from Whole Foods and managed to keep it alive for a while, but then I finally gave up. I'd love to try to grow it from scratch. It must be a taste bud thing, because I don't mind the taste of straight wheat grass, and can add a ton of it to my juices. But I've also never tasted a green juice mix that's bothered me either. emoticon

I think it would make a beautiful center piece for the kitchen table, which gets lots of sunlight.

Comment edited on: 3/20/2013 1:43:04 PM

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BARB4HEALTH 3/20/2013 8:30AM

    Try to get greens in, but not wheat grass alone. Sounds very interesting. I know it has been part of some of the powdered green drinks I add to smoothies and juices. Great info! emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 3/20/2013 12:49AM

    Wheat grass is terrible by itself! I could never understand how people could drink it straight and look you in the face and tell you how good it is! It would be much more tolerable in a fruit / veggie juice. I always liked my juice with granny smith apples, they have that strong flavor that helps to mask any of the less desirable veggies!

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NEWME0519 3/19/2013 11:08PM

    Hmmm learn something new every week...wheat grass!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/19/2013 10:43PM

    I've never heard of wheat grass.

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KIPPER15 3/19/2013 8:52PM

    I haven't tried juicing. I think it sounds interesting. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/19/2013 7:20PM

    thanks for the info, didnt know it was so healthy

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/19/2013 5:28PM

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CLASSYLADYMAY 3/19/2013 4:19PM

    Awesome ! Will have to get some seeds. ! Thanks for info !!!

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HAWAIIBOUND713 3/19/2013 3:39PM

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SOKKERNUT 3/19/2013 3:20PM

    I did not know that about Wheatgrass. I have tasted it in food and it tastes like just that GRASS. I can see where it would taste better in a juice.

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SUSANBEAMON 3/19/2013 2:44PM

  i've use wheat grass for my cat in the past. never tried it for me.

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HIPPICHICK1 3/19/2013 12:09PM

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CONNIEBUG 3/19/2013 10:59AM

    I'm also interested in the stretch series. Can you give us more details on that?

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MOMOSG 3/19/2013 10:21AM

    Very interesting.

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NATPLUMMER 3/19/2013 9:44AM

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DB1167 3/19/2013 9:39AM

    emoticon I have never tried it!

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SARASMILING 3/19/2013 6:39AM

    emoticon Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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MIRFA71 3/19/2013 2:26AM

    emoticon for sharing the info.

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CAT-IN-CJ 3/19/2013 12:45AM

    I'd be interested in hearing more about that stretch series....

Love wheatgrass!!!

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MISSLISA1973 3/19/2013 12:43AM

    I am impressed that you kept trying until you found a way to enjoy wheat grass. I tried it as a powder a couple times a few years ago and didn't like it. I haven't tried it again since.

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JANIEWWJD 3/19/2013 12:36AM

    Thanks for the great info on wheat grass!!!!
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SEEINGCLEARLY53 3/19/2013 12:31AM

    wow, impressive!...... emoticon

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JUSTLLAMA 3/19/2013 12:09AM

    Never have tried it. I'm not sure I'm that brave! (I'm kind of anti-green mushy stuff). Based on your statement that it's good mixed with other things, I might give it a go!

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DJ4HEALTH 3/19/2013 12:05AM

    They also come in pill and powder form too. Where do you get the seeds?

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PATRICIAAK 3/18/2013 11:58PM

    tried it and it didn't agree with me.

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CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 11:52PM

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DALID414 3/18/2013 11:34PM

    I did not know all this about wheat grass!

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MICKEYH 3/18/2013 11:17PM

    I've tried yeas ago, but for me it was too much work to grow wheat grass and I was renting friends juicer machine for wheat grass. But I liked the taste of wheat grass juice.

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PHOENIX1949 3/18/2013 11:17PM

    Looks awesome, unfortunately wheat and my GI tract do not get along.

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E1SPAG 3/18/2013 11:03PM

    Never tried wheat grass, interesting.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/18/2013 10:33PM

    I had never heard of wheat grass. Interesting how easily you can grow it.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/18/2013 10:19PM

    Good for you!

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SUSAN-IS-WORTHY 3/18/2013 10:08PM

    Wow! I really give you a lot of credit on this one! I'm fairly open to trying new things, but wheat grass still freaks me out a bit! Good for you for finding what really works for you:)

Hope your week really 'Sparkles!!!'

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CHANTENAY 3/18/2013 9:57PM

    My brother-in-law drank wheat grass for quite a while to heal some health conditions. Your blog is beautiful. I find that stretching videos help me with pain. I can understand why flexibility is a component of fitness. I feel great after a stretching video and it helps with stress. Many people don't realize that it takes some strength to hold those stretches. It's not as static as you might think. So I use it for a mild workout when I really don't feel up to a regular workout. Afterward I feel like I've definitely done something. It's certainly much different than skipping exercise for the day.

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JACKIE542 3/18/2013 9:54PM

    I did not know that about Wheat grass, great info, thank you. Have fun with your Stretch workout. emoticon

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JULIACOLLINS62 3/18/2013 9:52PM

    Thanks for the wheat grass info. Stay healthy :-)

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STUDLEEJOE 3/18/2013 9:39PM

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