Only a few weeks ago, I ordered wheat grass seeds from Amazon. I actually got them for free from my Bing Reward points. (I do Bing searches everyday and then I get a $5 Amazon gift card for every 450 points.) The seeds came quickly. I used organic soil and washed out an old ceramic pot. I soaked the seeds for a day and then planted them. I covered the pot with a sheet of plastic wrap. The seeds spouted very quickly and turned into a beautiful plant. However, I wanted to juice the wheat grass for the health benefits.
I looked at many hand crank juicer models. The cheapest was still about $40 so I looked into alternatives. I saw the idea of just using a mortal and pestle and loved it. I do not want another useless gadget cluttering up my house. When the wheat grass was about five or six inches, I grabbed a handful and cut it.
I rinsed the wheat grass out in the sink. Check for mold if you are in a humid climate. I started pounding the wheat grass using my marble mortar and pestle. I have a wooden one also but the marble on seems to work better and quicker. I kept pounding until I had a mush-like texture.
After pounding and pounding, I then squeezed the pulp to get the juice out into a glass. You can also add water to the mix. You do not get a whole lot of liquid from the grass.
I read that people can have a bad reaction from too much wheat grass at one time so I took a small shot. Guess what it tasted like? GRASS! It wasn't a horrible taste but I chased it with some water. I didn't have any adverse results. I did feel good but I had also been to the gym and started new vitamins so I can't say it was directly related to the wheat grass. I feel like I am going to be doing a lot of juicing today because the remaining wheat grass seems to be turning yellow. I have more seeds so I'll plant another crop soon.