Sure, but at the quantities I drink, it "takes a room"
Need a sunny window, start small scale. I use rubbermaid clear (well, almost clear--more like cloudy-clear) containers about 18 by 28 inches (guessing, out of state right now). 2 gallons of dirt comes not quite 1/2 way up in container, have room for 2 containers on shelf by window, and shelf for 2 or more below.
Soak 1 quart of wheat berries overnight, next day rinse, drain, let air for 24 hours (rinse 3x during day, b4 work, after work, when ready for bed that day). Next day spread on TOP of dirt saturated with water, cover with the "clear" cover that came with the container. Lift and fan with cover twice a day to minimize mold growth. When little nublets appear, put in sun. At 4-6 inches, will be ready to harvest. but cannot be juiced in any type of juicer or blender except a sprout press or the really slow "twin screw" expensive juicer, or the enzymes will not survive even 30 seconds.
The growth takes 10 days from dry berries to 6 inch harvest at 70-75 degrees. 4 inches tall, wheatsprouts may be too super sweet to swallow. at 6 inches, it is wheat grass. More sun, more chlorophyll, (darker green, more benefit).
Suggest you start with the shoebox size containers for $1 each at a dollar store, start a batch every other day, and then increase as you learn, but use less dirt, less berries. But get a sproutpress first, or you will be wasting your time and effort. After cutting, the powerful lifeforce is gone, harvested. You may get a weak 2nd growth, I use it to soak my feet in if summer damaged...some use 2nd growth for facials, but beware, may turn light hair green if not careful.
Read the book by ANN WIGMORE, it's called 'The Wheatgrass Book" I think...
HI Mary, thanks for touching base, you can imagine how 80/10/10 is received by my neighbours. One lady cooks my daughter a meat meal every weekend and brings it to our house on a plate, just in case we are starving her!
My daughter loves feeding it to her cars, but don't tell my neighbour!.
Thanks for the friend add and the wonderful compliments! I love making creative meals with fruits and veggies- there are just so many delicious combinations! And they always look beautiful because they're full of so much color!
Do you have any favorite meals living this healthy lifestyle? My favorite is by far mango, tomato and lettuce :) Hope you're having a beautiful day!
Eating sucks?! Eating should be pleasurable :) I find with some fruits that I don't enjoy eating as much-due to their low quality-I can easily blend them with a combination of other fruits and have it taste quiet wonderful.
I wanted a juicer for the longest time...So one day I went out and bought a pretty good Breville and ended up only using it three times because I found it took so long to prepare all the veggies and then clean up afterwards. The juice makes you feel pretty good if you're using all organic veggies, but I really don't think it's a good use of time.
I didn't really clean em that well, if there was dirt on some I'd rinse it off, but, being organic I felt they were safe enough. Also, cause you're just getting the juice and not the fiber or skin, I didn't think I'd be drinking any dirt :)
My winter is awesome so far, lots of running in the rain which can be a good challenge at times!
I don't go to school anymore, I dropped out of college to become the best personal trainer in the world and now I'm on a quest to become a professional triathlete :D
My comment below was a response to your mono LFRV question you posted in the group asking which fruits are great for cleansing :) I just happened to be on OJ island yesterday so thought I'd share some enthusiasm :)
I was vegan for a while and then did the whole high fat raw thing. I have been a lfrv for about 6ish months give or take? I haven't been strict though. I am currently trying to get back on it 100%. I sure feel amazing when I am 100% though!
That is so neat you are from Greece. Canada sounds fun to. I haven't been to either one.
How long have you been a lfrv?
ive been raw for about 3 months, since the end of june beginning of july area was my transition. my transition was quick it was just a matter of finishing eating some certain items, but mostly composting all of the different flours and things i had. I transitioned from vegan. I guess I could suggest you check you blood for all the vitamins and what not, I recently had that done and my b12 was a tiny bit low but nothing for concern and my vitamin d was again a tiny bit low but its not summer anymore..and again it was of little concern. all of my other areas..protein, calcium..sodium etc etc etc were in range.
I feel like crap if i eat fats, however durian is only 30% fat. i hate the cold and yes i feel brittle too in the cold, you know you muscles dont stretch as much etc. as for supplements i dont take any. heres an article on vitamin d, i have not had time to read it yet. http://www.raw-food-health.net/Vitamin-D-Toxicity.html how long have you been raw btw?
well I already eat a lot as it is because I am pretty active so I cant eat much more hehe:) I wear lots of warm clothes thats for sure. I despise cold weather because it makes me feel so brittle. I guess in the colder months some higher fat content food is ok but i dont like how hard it is to digest. durian is good becuase its only about 30% fat. you ever have durian?
either way I know the winter wont pose any problem for me and sticking with the diet. I am pretty strong minded in that respect. take care 4 now