Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Green greens grass of home

A new endeavor that began recently is the "wheatgrass project". An article in the "Country Today" inspired me to get the few supplies necessary to grow wheat seeds into sprouts. The lovely green spouts then get juiced into a powerful health drink. I have been growing my little crop hydroponically with enhanced sea mineral nutrients in the guest bedroom and after a little more than 10 days of growth it is now tall enough (about 7") to harvest. One ounce of juice is equivalent of 2.5 pounds of fresh produce and is touted literally as a "blood transfusion" of healthful nutrients and enzymes. Yum! I can't wait to try it! I am always on the lookout for natural healthy things that I can do to help Don with his lymes disease issues so this seemed like a worthwhile experiment. Will keep y'all posted how this juicing thing turns out. After being sick for the past two weeks I hope we can both get our immune systems revved up!

Updated 1:30 pm--My tray of wheat sprouts netted out about 6-7 ounces of juice! I lost some to experimentation, but I only expected about 4 oz. so I'm considering this a bumper crop. Don and I each had a 1 oz shot and --- it tasted --- not as "green" as I was expecting. It's got a little kick--kind of tangy, but not like a mouth full of spinach! We agreed "We can do this!". 

1 comment:

Fran said...

So...if it doesn't taste like spinach, what DOES it taste like?

I would be interested in investigating that further :)


PS, I think I might stop out tomorrow. Today just got a little crazy on me, and I have no plans tomorrow. You game?