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Wheatgrass Juicing vs Wheatgrass Juice Powder: Pros and Cons
Wheatgrass juice is one of the healthiest things you can put into your body. It’s loaded with chlorophyll, minerals, and vitamins. You can use live wheatgrass to make your own juice or wheatgrass juice powder. We’ll look at the pros and cons of each.
A tray of wheatgrass will run you between $22-24. One tray will give you six to eight shots of juice. You can grow your own if you have a green thumb. This is quite a process though.
If you go to the health food store and buy wheatgrass juice, it could end up being $2.50 per shot.
You will need to buy seeds, a tray, and potting soil. Rinse the seeds and then sprout them. Sprouting involves soaking the seeds overnight and changing the water every day for three days.
Next, you’re ready to plant the seeds. You need to mist the seeds once a day for four days. Now, you should have some shoots! Keep the tray in partial sunlight and water once a day for nine to ten days. Now, your wheatgrass should be ready to be harvested.
You will need a juicer. They come in a range of prices but most of them have one thing in common. They’re such a hassle to clean. The fiber leftover can make for good compost though!
Live wheatgrass juice is packed with enzymes and because it contains no fiber, you get 100% absorption of all the juice’s goodness.
Wheatgrass Juice Powder
To be clear, I'm talking about wheatgrass juice powder, not wheatgrass powder. They are not the same thing. The juice powder is super concentrated by a factor of 6-10x more concentrated.
My Wheatgrass Juice Powder is 100% certified organic. It's grown on the ancient seabeds in Utah which enhances the amount of trace minerals in the product.
It is planted and harvested on a precise schedule to ensure peak nutrition and freshness. Young baby plants release the most nutrients and this is the ideal time to capture and process the wheatgrass and convert it into powder.
If you’re concerned about gluten, that the protein in wheat creates so many digestive issues – no worries. In the chart below, you can see the gluten is ONLY in the wheat berry and our harvesting time is way before the development of gluten.
The unique, proprietary freeze drying process is called Bioactive Dehydration. Nothing is heated over 106 degrees and the powder is only heated above body temperature (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) for under two minutes which makes this a virtually raw product.
Just one teaspoon is the equivalent of eating lots of vegetables or 6-10 shots of wheatgrass juice! Most of us would have a hard time eating enough veggies a day but we can all drink a glass of wheatgrass juice or consume the powder.
Traveling can throw us off our regular routine of eating and exercising well. It would be pretty ridiculous to pack our trays of wheatgrass and our juicers for our next vacation or business trip. But wheatgrass juice powder is highly portable.
All you need to have your daily serving is a glass, a spoon, and the powder. It helps you stick to at least one part of your regular routine when you're on the road.
Even when you're at home, juicing your own wheatgrass can be time-consuming, especially when you factor in the cleanup time involved.
You might try to save time by juicing a lot at once and storing it, but juice quickly loses much of its nutritional value if it isn't consumed soon after it's made.
When you use wheatgrass juice powder, it's fast, there is no cleanup involved and every serving is bursting with nutrition.
Buying and even growing your own wheatgrass can be expensive, not to mention the cost of a good juicer. Wheatgrass Juice Powder costs just between .58-.66 cents per serving and you don't need any fancy equipment to make it.
The first thing you would notice about my powder is the vibrant green color. This powder looks alive! That's how drinking it makes you feel, too.
My powder has the fresh, light scent of grass. It tastes a bit like grass, too, but in the way a good olive oil has hints of grass, not like chewing on lawn clippings! It's a refreshing taste.
Do It for You
We all want to improve our health but things like cost, time, and effort can get in the way. Wheatgrass juice powder eliminates all of those barriers and helps us to achieve the level of health we want.
Learn the benefits of wheatgrass and see more Nutrition Advice from Dr. Berg Video Blog.