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If you recall my pathetic attempt at a garden this last summer, you probably will be shocked that I am successfully growing and juicing wheat grass. It is so simple, I couldn’t even screw it up.

Why am I drinking (as Dalai Dan calls it) lawn mulch?

There have been entire books written on the benefits of wheat grass and its unparalleled health benefits. Juicing wheat grass was the idea of Ann Wigmore and Victoria Kulvinskas back in the 1970s. Wigmore cured herself of cancer with grasses and spent the rest of her life studying them.  Her research and other subsequent scientific studies have proven, over and over again, the magical power of juiced wheat grass.

Wheat grass’s magic lies in its chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and has extraordinary detoxifying and purifying properties. When it comes to detoxifying, drinking 15 pounds of wheat grass juice is the equivalent of drinking 350 pounds of vegetable juice! It can rebuild the bloodstream, help alkaline the body’s ph balance, and oxygenate blood and tissue. Drinking chlorophyll is like drinking liquid sunshine. Literally. Chlorophyll is the first product of light and contains more potential light energy than any other molecule known.  It’s like harnessing the power of the sun!1

Check out Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Cancer or look into the Hippocrates Health Institute if you want to learn about real people who healed themselves through diet and juicing wheat grass.  There are amazing stories out there.

If you are ready to try wheat grass, you can find juice bars that offer wheat grass shots, but you can also purchase a wheat grass kit and grow/harvest/juice your own wheat grass.  These kits make it so easy, you don’t even have to buy your own dirt.

My kit came from www.wheatgrasskits.com.  I’m sure my local farmers would laugh at how much I paid for some dirt, a few trays and some seed, but I need all the help I can get.  The laminated step-by-step guide was key.  I am growing my wheat grass inside, by a kitchen window.  It’s next to my vegetable juicer, wheat grass juicer, Vitamix blender and tray of assorted health food goodies, like maca root and chia seeds.  Dalai Dan can hardly find a place to scoop his ice cream anymore…

Wheat grass started kit

Dalai Lina’s wheat grass tray

It just takes one ounce a day!


1.  Living Whole Foods, Inc. “Wheatgrass, Sprouts, Microgreems, and the Living Food Diet”


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