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.

Pineapple Wheatgrass Shots by Diverse Dinners

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.

Pineapple Wheatgrass Shots by Diverse Dinners

 

Yields 4

Pineapple Wheatgrass Shots

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 oz fresh wheatgrass
  • 12 oz fresh pineapple (peeled and cored)
  • Equipment & Utensils:
  • Cold press juicer
  • Small jug
  • 4 shot glasses

Instructions

  1. Wash wheatgrass carefully, but thoroughly, then spread out on paper towels to dry.
  2. Cut pineapple up into uniform pieces that will easily pass through juicer.
  3. Juiced pineapple should yield at least 1 cup of juice.
  4. Remove froth from top of pineapple juice then pour into a container and set aside.
  5. Dab the rest of the water off the wheatgrass, then grab bunches and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  6. Feed wheatgrass into juicer, bunch by bunch.
  7. It may take some time, and your juicer will likely make a strange high-pitched noise, but be patient, the juice will appear.
  8. Continue juicing wheatgrass until all is complete.
  9. Remove froth from top of wheatgrass juice and pour into a small jug.
  10. Add 3 parts of pineapple juice to wheatgrass juice and stir.
  11. Pour equal amounts of mixed juice into shot glasses, you should be just shy of filling each glass.
  12. Top with the balance of the pineapple juice then serve.

Notes

Topping with pineapple juice at the end makes sure when you drink your shots, that the first taste is pineapple. I found this helpful, but you can skip this part if you have a stronger resolve than me.

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