Hey bunnies! Today I wanted to talk about fresh wheat grass shots and how easy it can be to grow your own grass at home. I recently purchased 2 Easy Green Micro Farm Spouters and I can’t tell you how easy they are to use. I used to use the jar and cheese cloth topper method. First I would have to soak the seeds for 8 hours and then strain. After that, I’d rinse them 2-3 times per day and set the jar upside down at an angle to strain. If I forget to rinse them they wouldn’t grow well and I couldn’t sprout chick peas for the life of me in a jar. They would get slimy and moldy and gnats would find their way into the jar. It was just gross.
Since I’ve had the Easy Green Micro Farm Sprouter, the only thing I have to do is make sure the machine has water in it. I use distilled water to prevent mineral deposits. The sprouter mists the seeds, in this case hard red wheat, at your choice of intervals. I like to set mine for 15 minutes 4 times per day. The wheat seeds are placed into the tray. I like to just sprinkle mine in with no measuring needed and place the tray into the machine. That’s it! Then wait for 5-10 days and you will have beautiful grass for juicing. You can also pull the tray out early and keep it watered so you can start another batch. And you can stack multiple machines on top of one another for fresh living sprouts everyday!
The yield of juice you get will depend on the type of juicer you use. A wheat grass juicer is ideal but you can also use a cold press or masticating juicer as well. I get a double shot per tray with a cold press juicer. Wheat grass juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll. It’s also packed with vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K. And it also contains 17 amino acids which are the building blocks of protein. So if you’re looking for a pick me up, wheat grass will do just the trick.
Links to the things I use:
My Juicer: Omega Vert
Wish list juicer: Handy Panty Wheat Grass Juicer