Juicing wheatgrass at home requires a wheatgrass juicer. Only certain juicers can extract the juice from its very woody pulp. These machines range from $300-$600 although manual juicers cost around $100 or even less. Volume users drink 3-8 ounces daily and also insert it rectally via enemas and implants for maximum therapeutic effect. However, beginners start with once ounce, and 2 ounces daily are a typical maintenance dose.
For volume users, growing your own grass makes the most sense economically. Otherwise, professional growers provide beautifully grown grass to health stores in every major city and you can even have it shipped to your home overnight. Several professional retreat centers offer programs where the grass is grown for you and the juicers are always running. Check your local juice bar and health store to see if they sell grass juice by the ounce.
If the intensely sweet taste of grass is too much for you, try mixing it with other green vegetables. Celery is the best match. Its sodium content nicely balances the sugars in young grass. Other favorites are parsley, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, kale, dandelion. and the sprouts of sunflower, buckwheat and pea shoots. Keep it all green. Add some garlic or ginger, too. You’ll find it tastes like a liquid salad and the singular taste of grass is gone. Always drink any kind of grass juice on an empty stomach and wait 30-45 minutes before eating anything solid.
Wheatgrass has a strong cleansing effect on the digestive tract. It is practically a green laxative. If you start off taking too much, you could find yourself running to the bathroom. Nausea is common with over-drinking and it is one of the reasons why dosages above 4 ounces are taken rectally.
This is somewhat mitigated when mixing it with the celery and the other green juices. Like anything, once you get used to it, you can take more without effect. It’s more than the chlorophyll that does this because drinking bottled alfalfa chlorophyll does not cause diarrhea.
Fresh wheatgrass is a high frequency enzyme elixir that jumnpstarts your system more than other juices. Even superfoods like blue-green algae cannot match the energetic rush or “chi” of fresh squeezed wheatgrass juice.
The secret to drinking wheatgrass juice happily is to gradually increase the close as you become accustomed to it. Raise your dosage one ounce every few clays or every week. Drink only what is comfortable. lf you are fighting a serious illness, consider visiting one of the wheatgrass health resorts and following their program.