How to…Juice Wheatgrass in a Blender?
Generally, wheatgrass is juiced with a special juicer. Have you ever tried to put leafy greens in your regular (centrifugal) juicer? It just doesn’t work. Wheatgrass juicers are made to crush the juice out, not spin the juice out. If you don’t have one, you’ve got to get creative with what you’ve got. And that’s just what i did.
1. Cut off a handful or two of the wheatgrass. Cut at the bottom of the green grass, but not as low as the white roots.
2. Place in blender with a little bit of filtered water. Most blenders will be unable to do much with the grass unless there’s a little bit of water mixed in there.
Some grass will probably get spun around the blades, and you’ll have to pull it off to wash your blender.
3. Blending breaks up the wheatgrass enough to be able to squeeze out the juice by hand. There are a couple different ways that you can do this:
- I put a cut off piece of stocking over the mouth of the blender and squeezed the juice into a cup.
- You can line a strainer with a piece of fine mesh cloth, such as cheesecloth, and press the juice through.
- Use whatever you can find to squeeze that juice out the grass
Once you’ve got the juice, you can drink it as is, or add to other fresh juice or smoothies to cover up the “grassy” flavor. If you don’t add too much water to the blender, it’s really not too big of a deal to drink the juice on its own.