I don’t know about you, but staying vibrant during the winter months can be challenging, especially if you live in a cold region of the United States. Here in the Northwest it stays dark 16+ hours a day, and that fact alone makes me want to cozy up with a blanket and sleep until Spring. I use caffiene more like a supplement than a jumpstart during this time, but I’m committing to do one small thing to stay vibrant in 2011.
The appearance of Wheatgrass gives me an internal shine. I don’t know if it’s the richness in color, or the variation in texture, but it added just that touch of vibrancy to the kitchen, the hope of Spring bursting in half a square foot.
Have you ever met a person, or had an encounter that illicited the same results. A person bursting with a vibrant energy that you just wanted to bottle up like ripe Peaches in a Mason jar? I have a daughter like that. I try to say something funny around her just to hear her uninhibited and infectious giggle. I want to be a person like that, but I have to work hard at it. The Wheatgrass makes me remember hope bursting forth, which makes me remember my daughter’s giggle, which makes me want to be more vibrant in the lives of those around me.
Letting Wheatgrass make an impression on your mind and heart is wonderful, but to reap the benefits those sweet tendrils have to offer, you have to do a little work. After all, I’ve seen Wheatgrass wither away on my window sill, all of it’s vibrancy gone to waste, so I recently learned how to juice Wheatgrass without an expensive juicer. Here is what I learned in my effort to learn something new this year:
Before putting Wheatgrass in your juicer, fold it in a leaf of Spinach or other type of lettuce. I used Romaine because that’s what I had on hand. At first I just stuck the Wheatgrass in the shute, and it came right out in the pulp container. The second time around, I wrapped it up in Romaine and it worked!
If you don’t have a juicer, you can sprinkle it on salad, put it in a blender (preferrably Vitamix), or buy it in powdered form. I hope you’re inspired to stay vibrant this winter. Go out and get some Wheatgrass!