I wrote this page early in my days of recovery from hopeless addiction to sugar, and healing from unbearable toothache.
I must admit these days I'm so healthy & zinging with energy, I juice only when there's a ton of leafy greens in my garden, clamoring for me to pick them.
I drink a quart (one liter) of green juice a day on six days a week.
The quart includes 3-4 ounces of wheatgrass juice. I cut the grass minutes
before juicing it.
The late Dr. Ann Wigmore who popularized wheatgrass juice in the 1960's
and whose teachings I follow, writes in The Wheatgrass Book (Avery
"In general, two to four ounces
of wheatgrass juice every day is sufficient."
Dr. Ann reports that one ounce of wheatgrass juice is equal in nutrients
to one and a half pounds of vegetables!
On three days a week, I juice two 9"x12" trays of wheatgrass (nearly
equal to the three wheatgrass trays each 6"x13" in the GoGreen Large Sprouter)
and cucumber, celery, apple, ginger, cabbage. On one day I add a big bunch
of greens that varies each week (spinach, carrot tops,
Sometimes I use barleygrass but I don't like its bitter taste. My wheatgrass
trays are medium fridge dishes I bought at Servi-Star in South Africa.
I drink celery, with its natural sodium, for joints, nerves, and restoring
electrolytes after exercise. Cucumber is for healthy bones, teeth, muscles,
skin and all connective tissue. These are the "youthing" greens to stay
younger longer, and they're quick to wash 'n chop.
The soil-grown greens (like spinach, cabbage) are to top up my mineral
levels. Our metabolic enzymes won't work without their mineral co-factors.
I don't have time to wash 'n chop green leaves from the store more than
once a week.
My juice lasts me two days. I keep half of it refrigerated for one night
in ten small 200ml green-glass bottles filled to the brim to reduce oxidation. Then I drink five bottles a day, or one quart
(250ml equals 1/2 pint). The colored green glass keeps light out.
I occasionally add a few big carrots, but mostly I shun them because
carrots are so high in hybridized sugars. It's GREEN
GRASSES and GREEN
LEAVES that all the animals are living on – including
the mountain gorilla and elephant. No one lives on carrots.
Sunshine power, chlorophyll, GREEN
energy, sustains all life on earth. It's the single biggest source of healing
of New Life. Look at the fresh young leaves of Spring. You get Spring every
day in your Sprouter!
Only the big cats are 100% carnivorous and I bet they chew on grass
a little, just like my cats.
I have three Small Sprouters – equal to one Large and one Small. I
grow my grass in two, and in the third I grow six 3"x13" trays of sunflower
greens, green pea shoot and mixed baby greens like broccoli, alfalfa, fenugreek.
All these greens I enjoy in Energy Soup, Green Smoothies and salads.
I plant my wheatgrass trays on three days a week, the same day I juice
(Mon, Wed, Friday). It's so quick 'n easy – sprinkle wheat in the tray
and pop into Sprouter. I don't soak the wheat first, you lose minerals
in the soak water.
You should not drink wheatgrass juice seven days a week. Dr. Ann advised
that you give it a break for one or two days.