Many people believe that wheatgrass can help improve the digestive system, detoxify the body, cleanse the liver, cleanse the blood, and increase hemoglobin production. Many health food stores sell ready-made wheatgrass juice, but you can also make your own without much hassle – or without wasting a lot of money. Grinding wheatgrass into juice using a masher will provide the most nutrients. You can also use a blender to make wheatgrass juice, but be aware that some of the chlorophyll can oxidize due to the rapid motion of the blades, making the drink a little less useful. If you can afford it, you can buy a juicing kit, but these can be a bit pricey. If you want to know how to make wheatgrass juice in various ways, check out the first step of the method you chose to get started.
- Wheatgrass, enough to make cup (114 grams) when chopped and chopped
- 2 to 3 cups (500 to 750 milliliters) water
Enough about 2 servings
Method 1 of 4: Preparing the Wheat Grass
Step 1. Harvest the wheat grass by cutting it with a knife about 1 cm from the ground
Use a clean knife or scissors. The blades of wheat grass should be about 20 1/3 cm in height, which will grow about a week after the wheat has been sown. If you don't grow wheatgrass yourself, you can buy it at a health food store or grocery store.
Step 2. Wash the blades of wheat grass with clean water
Place the wheat grass blades in a colander and run cold to warm tap water over the wheat grass through the strainer to remove any dirt, insects, or bacteria.
Step 3. Chop the wheat grass using a sharp knife
Place the wheat grass on a cutting board and chop. The smaller the yield, the easier it will be to grind or mix it and make a juice.
Step 4. Gather enough chopped wheatgrass to fill at least cup (113 grams)
You can work it in small or large batches, if desired, but this should be enough to make two servings. This will be enough to give you a healthy dose of all the good qualities of wheat grass.
Method 2 of 4: Using the Mash Tool
Step 1. Put enough wheat grass into the masher to fill the bottom
Do not fill the masher more than. If it's too full, then you won't be able to grind it easily.
Step 2. Pound the blades of wheat grass
Use the masher to thoroughly grind the blades of wheat grass until they start to stick together and fill the bottom of the masher. Use the masher with a stirring motion, and press with enough force to crush the wheat grass. This will take a few minutes, and requires a bit of work, so be prepared.
Step 3. Add a little water
Water in equal parts should be sufficient for this method. Mix the water into the wheatgrass crumbs using the same stirring motion as described above. Continue grinding until it becomes smooth. The water will help grind the wheat grass easily.
Step 4. Empty the contents of the masher into a clean muslin cloth
Twist the top of the fabric to prevent the mill from escaping the fabric, but don't tie it. This will allow you to extract the juice from the wheat grass.
Step 5. Press the cloth to squeeze the wheatgrass juice into a clean glass
Apply direct pressure over the clumps of wheat grass, squeezing in a downward motion. A bright green liquid will drip out. Keep squeezing until no more water comes out.
Step 6. Return the remaining wheat grass to the masher
Repeat the milling process until the wheat grass blades turn white, adding a little water each time to make the same consistency.
Step 7. Once the wheat grass turns white, add the freshly chopped wheat grass to the masher and start the milling process again
Continue until cup (113 grams) is full. This process will take some time, (at least 10 to 15 minutes for cup), but it will be worth it. This process is much better than paying three to four million rupiah for a fancy wheatgrass juicer.
Method 3 of 4: Using Blender
Step 1. Place cup (113 grams) of chopped wheatgrass in a blender with 2 to 3 cups (500 to 700 ml) of drinking water
If you want a stronger taste and concentration, stick to only 2 cups (500 milliliters) of drinking water. If you are unfamiliar with the taste of wheatgrass, or you find the taste too strong, dilute the juice using 3 cups (750 milliliters) of water instead. If you like, you can replace the water with fresh orange juice or coconut water. This can make the wheatgrass extract taste better.
Step 2. Mix wheat grass with water together using high speed
Just do it for 60 seconds. You will get green juices with bits of pulp floating on the surface.
Note that the grass will get caught in the blender blades if the blades are too long. This will not be a problem in most cases. and you can easily clean the blades of the blender after you finish removing the juice from the blender. Watch for possible problems, such as a reduced blade speed or the sound of the blender turning slow. If you suspect wheatgrass is clogging your blender, you will need to remove the problematic wheatgrass before proceeding
Step 3. Place the wire mesh filter in a clean glass bowl
The filter should have small holes, and should be no bigger than the mouth of the bowl in which the filter is placed.
Step 4. Line the edges of the sieve with light cotton
The cotton should be large enough to hang over the side of the filter.
Step 5. Pour the wheat grass from your blender into a cotton cloth and strainer
Some of the liquid will flow smoothly into the container.
Step 6. Using a rubber spatula, press down on the wheatgrass pulp to squeeze out the extra juice
This juice should flow through the cotton cloth and then into the container. Continue pressing the wheat grass until no more juice comes out.
Step 7. Squeeze the water from half a lemon into a bowl of wheatgrass juice
This lemon is only an option, but will enhance the flavor of the wheatgrass when the juice is kept longer. Mix using a spatula or spoon. This can be especially useful if you stick to water instead of using orange juice in your mix.
Step 8. Transfer the wheat grass from the container into a glass to enjoy it
Serve cold or with ice. Wheat grass can be enjoyed in one gulp.
Method 4 of 4: Using the Juice Tool
Step 1. Prepare the wheat grass
Prepare as much wheatgrass as you want to use.
Step 2. Prepare your juicer
Every juicer is different, so you need to prepare it according to the instructions. A manual wheatgrass juicer can look like a meat grinder, and tends to include a handle for grinding, similar to a pounder for pushing the wheat grass down. Manual wheatgrass juicers will sometimes only work with wheatgrass, so if you're a splurge on juicing, you might want to buy an electric juicer so you can use it to juice other vegetables. An electric juicer can make juicing easier, but requires more cleaning.
If you buy an electric juicer, make sure you also get a "masticating" juicer. A "regular" juicing device will not work on wheat grass at all
Step 3. Put the wheat grass into the juicer
Now, all you have to do is put the wheat grass into the juicer. For most juicers, you'll need to fill them up a little at a time, so you don't overcrowd the juicer and make it difficult to juice wheatgrass. The juicer will also have a place where the juice is collected, as well as a place for any remaining pulp.
Step 4. Pour the juice into a glass and enjoy
Although a wheatgrass juicer or juicer in general can be a bit pricey, if you are very committed to making wheatgrass juice on a regular basis, it can make a huge difference in your life. After pouring it in a glass and enjoying this delicious serving of wheatgrass juice, all you have to do is clean your juicing apparatus and all will be done.
- You can also strain wheatgrass juice from the blender by inserting a clean piece of nylon stockings into the mouth of the blender. Put the stockings in place, turn the tip of the blender upside down, and gently squeeze the juice and pulp into the glass.
- There are also special juicers available for purchase that are designed to juice wheatgrass. Either a manual or an electric version is also available. If you plan to drink a lot of wheatgrass juice, it may be worth investing in one of these juicers. Just follow the juicer's instructions to prepare your juice.
Drink wheatgrass within 12 hours. After 12 hours, the wheat grass will be no good. For the best taste and most nutrients, fresh wheat grass should be consumed within 30 minutes
- Sharp knife
- mash tool
- Clean glasses and containers