RONIREDD unfortunately there are so many conflicting messages. You just need to follow what makes sense to you and makes your body feel good.
There are many Raw Food gurus out there that used to say 100% was the only way to go or you needed to be a Fruitarian because that was the only way to go. Don't use dehydrators, dehydrators are OK, just eat mono food meals, don't consume even cold pressed oils (I use cold pressed oils and my body handles them fine), don't eat nuts, the list goes on. Now they are saying that it is OK to eat High Raw which is 80% Raw and the other cooked grains or veggies. Some follow an 80/10/10 approach.
Realize also that these are RAW nuts/seeds/grains/beans
Most can be and will sprout Unhulled, unpastureized raw rices will sprout and you can add them to a salad. I sprouted red quinoa and now white quinoa and they do great. Also please use organic if you can get it. Try very hard to do that. Chia seeds without sprouting are great in your smoothies also. And, or course brown and white sesame seeds.
As to super greens, yes add them. I do barley green and Chlorella. I do 1 tsp of one of them daily in my green smoothies.
Add more water when you add seeds and super greens to your smoothies.
I have two questions please. 1. I now notice you are saying seeds and not grains. Can we have grains like oats, quinoa, rice in a raw diet? 2. I canīt find a source for wheatgrass at the moment. Can/should I use green powder in my smoothies to add in more greens? I have barley green powder from the US right now.
Its NOW or NEVER! JUST Do It! Decide and its yours!
Of course it is ok. That is what wheatgrass is for-juicing!
If you mean putting wheat grass in a regular juicer, then there are 3 answers. 1)It won't do well in a centrifugal force-type juicer. 2)It is fine in a masticating juicer. 3)The BEST way to juice wheatgrass is in a wheatgrass juicer. It is the meat grinder type. The best has the stainless steel innards and runs about $150.00.
If you are a serious wheatgrass drinker, I would consider getting set up to grow your own because it can get pricey buying it from the grocery store.
For the best intructions on how to grow it get the Ann Wigmore books. Perhaps your local library has them. If not they are available through Amazon.com.
I'm happy to hear you are doing ORGANIC! Way to go.
Thanks for starting this thread Karen. I have had questions about sprouting, too. I live in the Pacific NW and we don't get a whole lot of sun for about... Okay, last year we had rainy weather for 9 months straight. Wet, darkish, dismal day after day after day... Can I grow sprouts in my house under artificial light? AND, if my curious cat eats it will it hurt him? Or would I have the healthiest cat on the block? LOL!
"Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy."
Ok, go to your local ORGANIC source. Buy hard red winter wheat berries. Then, soak them overnight. Then, do the normal sprouting until you see little tails. Normally 2 days. Then, plant the little buggers in ORGANIC soil. Keep them in bright sunlight and gently water-or heavy mist when dry. Within 5 days they should be sprouting up grass. Then, you need to wait until they are about 3 to 4 inches tall and cut them. Then, you put them through a meat grinder type mechanism that you purchase at around $125. And drink it! YUMMMM Compost the remains of course.
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