Kitchen Naturopathy

Ultra Duramix’s guide to growing wheatgrass in your kitchen

Nutrition starts in your kitchen. Turn your kitchen window ledge into a tiny greenhouse for a fresh and steady supply of organic herbs. Here are a few tips and considerations while planting your kitchen garden.

  • Make sure there is plenty of light coming. A window ledge is a preferable space to grow herbs
  • Keep the soil moist with adequate water. Excess or poor watering can both cause the leaves to turn yellow and decoloured leaves are not as flavourful or nutritious
  • Use kitchen scissors to gently snip the herbs. Tearing them out may uproot the plant from the soil
  • Use a spray can so you can mist spray avoiding excess water being poured. It also keeps the leaves fresh from dust.

GROWING WHEATGRASS

What better way to detox than with a shot of fresh wheatgrass juice. Commercially available powders would never compare to having the fresh grass for juicing. What’s more, it’s a grass so it grows quickly and it quite simple to grow and maintain for a steady supply.

TO GROW YOU WILL NEED:

  • Good quality wheat seeds, preferably organic
  • Any shallow tray with tiny holes drilled in for excess water to flow out
  • A jar to germinate the seeds
  • A clean kitchen towel
  • A strainer

To germinate the seeds, wash them and place them in a jar. Fill it with water and leave it overnight.

In the morning, strain, wash and refill it with water and leave for 8 hours. Wash out and strain again and leave the strained seeds in the jar, covered for 24 hrs, in a cool place. The next day, you will see minute sprouts coming out. Spray the seeds again and leave it for one more day to germinate.

Transfer the seeds to the tray. Spray the seeds and cover the tray with the kitchen towel.

In the next few days, the grass will grow out. Ensure you keep spraying each day adequately. Excess water will rot the seeds and form a mould at the base.

Around the 10th day the grass should reach about 6 inches in height and will be ready for harvest.

You can grow this with soil if you prefer. When you transfer the seeds to the tray, you could add about ½ inch of soil, water it and you will achieve the same results

WHEATGRASS DETOX KICKSTARTER

INGREDIENTS

Makes 1 Glass

Prep Time
2 MINS
Total Time
5 MINS

 

20 leaves of wheatgrass
Juice of ½ lime
1 Orange

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METHOD

A quick blend in your Ultra Mixer Grinder and you have a glass of phyto-nutrients, chlorophyll and vitamins to give you superpowers.

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