How To Make Your Wheatgrass Taste Better
The taste of wheatgrass can vary tremendously. Sometimes it is awful and bitter tasting, and other times it is sickeningly sweet. Many people just dismiss wheatgrass as a disgusting drink that tastes like lawn clippings, but here is my guide to having smooth, sweet wheatgrass juice:
The secret lies in when you cut it, or if you buy it from someone already cut, when they cut it.
If you pick it too early, it will be really, really sweet. In addition to being sweet, the grass hasn't reached its nutritional peak yet.
If you wait too long to harvest the wheatgrass, it will taste really bitter, and it is hard get down the hatch.
The best tasting wheatgrass juice comes from grass cut when it about 6-10 inches tall. In cool wheather it grows slowly, but can grow longer before you need to cut it. In hot weather, it matures quicker, so you need to cut it sooner. Here is what it should look like when you cut it:
You need to wait until the grass has a little stem on the bottom and 2 leaves coming out. In hot weather, it will start to wilt and turn yellow on the top when it gets too old, so make sure you cut it before or as soon as you see that happening.
In the summer, the whole tray usually gets ready at the same time, so I will cut the whole tray and put the grass in a bag in the refrigerator and juice from that. It will be fine for a week or so in the fridge. If you leave it out to grow, it may take 5 days before you finish the tray, and by the last day it will be really bitter! Of course, there is always the possibility that you just don't like the taste of wheatgrass juice. I personally like it, but I know there are some people out there who won't like it no matter how sweet and tasty you make it. If this sounds like you, your best bet may be to mix it with other juice. Look at some juicer recipes to get an idea of the things you can mix wheatgrass with.