This was all going to be worth it though, as growing rapidly in the heat of my conservatory is a tray of wheatgrass and I was eager to test it out as a juice ingredient. Growing wheatgrass is new to me, you sprinkle it on the top of a tray of compost, keep it well watered and within 2 weeks have a luscious tray of well, grass. Apparently there are huge health benefits of eating wheatgrass, but the one that sold me-
"Just 2 oz of juice provides the same nourishment as up to 4 pounds of fresh, green vegetables"
How fantastic does that sound?? OK, I'm a tad gullible when it comes to things like that, but I was keen to give it a go, and would be chuffed if my vegetable phobic children (and husband!?) would give it a go..
I decided to mix in some Kiwi fruit to sweeten the blow and pad it out slightly - I 'harvested' about a cereal bowl worth of grassy cuttings and wasn't sure exactly how much juice I would get from that quantity.
So, four glasses of pretty potent looking green stuff - I added a handful of ice cubes and a splash of apple juice (the kiwi's were a bit on the sour side). The verdict?
It's the cleaning of the Juicer afterwards that is always such a pain and a faff though, it almost puts me off - anyone else had any experiences with Wheatgrass? could I just whizz it in a smoothie using a blender instead??