My Wheatgrass Journey

Did you know that 2 ounces of wheatgrass is equivalent to 4 pounds of green vegetables? Yes, it is true. I was shocked when I first found this out. I kept seeing “Wheatgrass shots” for purchase at my local Smoothie King and was curious about it. They had the health benefits posted on the wall and I was impressed. Post workout, I would stop by Smoothie King to grab a smoothie and head to work, but after learning about the health benefits of Wheatgrass I began buying a 1-2 ounce wheatgrass shots almost daily. I must say it began to be costly. 1-2 ounces of wheatgrass cost anywhere from $3 to $5. I found myself spending between $15-$25 dollars per week.

Being a mother on a budget, I had to put my brain to work. I said to myself with all the Do It Yourself (DIY) projects on the rise nowadays there has to be some information out there on how to grow your own wheatgrass. I had experimented with growing my own herbs like, mint, basil, and cilantro so I figured this would be just as easy. Welp, it was!

I googled “how to grow your own wheatgrass” and the results were endless. I found a youtube video and from there was able to link it to a blog site called, Chefuality. Her youtube video provided simple instructions and the step by step directions provided on the blog site were even easier.

I first went ahead and purchased all that I needed from Amazon:

After getting all I needed to make this happen, I made it happen! I followed her instructions to the T. I made sure I sprayed the seeds and then what was growing into wheatgrass everyday as she advised. Below are the verbatim instructions from the Chefuality blog to Grow Your Own Wheatgrass with my pictures I captured throughout my Wheatgrass Journey.

Step by Step: Grow Your Own Wheatgrass

Morning Day 1:

In a large bowl, immerse wheatgrass entirely in water.

Morning Day1

Evening Day 1:

Drain and rinse wheatgrass. Leave in colander, and place back in the large bowl. Cover with a towel and let sit over night.

Evening Day 1

Morning Day 2:

Drain and rinse wheatgrass. Leave in colander, and place back in the large bowl. Cover with a towel and let sit over night.

Morning Day2

 

Evening Day 2:

Drain and rinse wheatgrass. Leave in colander, and place back in the large bowl. Cover with a towel and let sit over night.

Evening Day 2

 

Morning Day 3:

Drain and rinse wheatgrass. Leave in colander, and place back in the large bowl. Cover with a towel and let sit over night.

Evening Day 2

Evening Day 3:

Fill appetizer tray with water and gently place the sprouted wheatgrass in to each section. Fill a spray bottle with water and two teaspoons of baking soda. Make sure to spray the wheatgrass morning and night to avoid mold. Cover.

Morning and Evening Days 4-10:

 

Spray wheatgrass and remove cover when it has outgrown the container. When ready, use scissors to cut the wheatgrass. Juice and Enjoy!

I included my daughter in this experience so (1) she can learn the benefits of wheatgrass, and (2) so I could get her daily serving of vegetables in, lol. The ounce is small enough that even if the taste is not desirable for kids, it is so little they wont make a fuss about drinking it.

The pros of this was that I was successfully able to grow my own wheatgrass, prepare my own wheatgrass shots, reap the benefits of wheatgass, and save money. The cons were that it was hard to juice using the manual juicer that I purchased. I have not grown anymore wheatgrass because I am saving to get a masticating juicer. The masticating juicers are pretty expensive ranging anywhere from $150-$350. I do believe it is well worth it to grown your own wheatgrass versus continuing to pay at minimum $3-$5 for 1-2 ounces. Once your the items needed are purchased you wont require to do anything else, besides replenish seeds used. It is definitely a win!

Leave a reply and tell me your experience with wheatgrass! I hope this was inspiring to anyone else who may want to grow your own!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Krista Jean says:

    Awesome post! You’ve definitely inspired me to look into this – I need more greens in my diet!

    1. I’m glad — choosing wheatgrass would definitely get you the green nutrients you need!

  2. babl says:

    Reblogged this on Hello Creatives Times and commented:
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    1. Sure as long as you credit my blog as the source I’m definitely fine with it (I actually didn’t know you could enable or disable, lol)

      1. babl says:

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  3. babl says:

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