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Make Your Own Wheatgrass and Living Bread

Wheatgrass juice is a rich, green chlorophyll drink, extremely high in enzymes and nutrition. Wheatgrass is easy to grow and ensures a supply of fresh, live vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. The juice can be extracted using a specialized juicer, and is great to drink straight or in a smoothie. You can also simply chew the grass, which is extremely beneficial for the teeth and gums.

Sprouted wheat berries can also be used to make living essene breads, which are very helpful if you’re trying to maintain a totally raw diet. See page 4 for some simple essene bread recipes, and don’t miss out on the recipe for ‘raw pizza’ using a sprouted wheat crust! (Page 5)

For those who are not familiar with wheatgrass, consider the following list of benefits experienced by individuals who have adopted a wheatgrass regimen.

  • Stronger immune system
  • General detoxification
  • Better digestion
  • More energy and better sleep
  • Improved eyesight
  • Healthier teeth and gums
  • Reduced inflammation in the entire body
  • Lessened appetite cravings
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Steadier nerves


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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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2:06AM PST on Dec 4, 2014

just sprout some wheat...simple..

4:37PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Thank you for the information. I am definitely going to try growing them

2:18AM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

Great article. Thanks.

2:12AM PDT on Aug 20, 2011

Very interesting to see the sprouted breads, thanks

6:56AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

Don't remember seeing wheatgrass being sold anywhere - at least not to grow it.

1:55PM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

thank you

2:01PM PDT on Apr 8, 2011

I want to try and grow this.

4:14PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

This will help my transition towards raw foodism! Giving up meat will be hard, but judging by what I've read so far, it will improve my health tenfold! I'm getting excited about planting wheat berries in the salad table I built last year, it's waist(ish)-high, and about 2.5' x 5' or 6', has three sections, and will grow these beautifully!!!

6:30AM PDT on Oct 19, 2010


6:35PM PDT on Oct 13, 2010

thanks for sharing :)

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