I had a great idea to incorporate wheatgrass shots into my diet. The plan was to start the day with a couple of wheatgrass shots and reap the benefits. Boost of energy, agile mind, and improved digestion to name a few. I bought 6 oz of wheatgrass, juiced it, removed the frothy top layer and threw the first shot down my throat. Now, I was aware that wheatgrass has a bitter after taste, but my oh my, my taste buds were not ready for that kind of bitter – I just couldn’t willingly chuck another shot down my throat. Thus pineapple wheatgrass shots were born, and now my preferred method of imbibing wheatgrass.
Adding pineapple to wheatgrass makes for a much more palatable pre-breakfast shot. As I mentioned, wheatgrass has many benefits, and the best way to take advantage of those benefits its to consume on an empty stomach, freshly juiced. You should be aware though, that wheatgrass is a raw product that can carry bacteria. Expectant or breast-feeding mothers and those with fragile immune systems, shouldn’t partake in wheatgrass shots.
Now that I’ve found a way to include wheatgrass in my diet, I plan on making pineapple wheatgrass shots, once every two weeks. Wheatgrass is very potent, if it is not already part of your dietary regimen, you should introduce it slowly, and avoid consuming more than twice a week.
Juicing wheatgrass is done best in a cold press juicer, such as a Hurom, Omega or Kuvings. I believe Breville has created a cold press juicer now also. Note though, they are all quite pricey. If you don’t have a cold press juicer you can opt for blending the ingredients on the lowest setting and then running the contents of your blender through a sieve. You won’t get the same consistency, but it’s still a pretty decent juice.