How to Juice Wheatgrass

After I bought my Omega J8004 I couldn’t wait to juice wheatgrass. I only had it a week and even though it’s still freezing outdoors I started growing a tray inside. But what’s the best way to juice wheatgrass?

I’ve seen people juice wheatgrass by its’self and take shots, and I’ve also seen people juice wheatgrass with something sweet, like pineapple.

juice wheatgrassIf you’re familiar with wheatgrass juice then you know it’s strong. I’ve taken shots of it, but I really prefer to mix it with something sweet. Therefore, I suggest if you’re juicing wheatgrass for the first time try it with something sweet.

Juice Wheatgrass: Shots

I like to juice wheatgrass with lime and take it in a shot. It only takes three or four handfuls of wheatgrass with a quarter of a lime (washed, unpeeled) and that does just fine. I also like juicing wheatgrass with apple. One apple and again, only three or four handfuls of wheatgrass. Experiment! Find a simple recipe you like.

Wheatgrass is great for the body and I also really enjoy growing it. Refer back to my first post on wheatgrass, the ABC’s Of Juicing Wheatgrass: Benefits Of Wheatgrass and my second post How To Grow Wheatgrass For Juicing.

Please, if you’re doing it for the first time, take it slow and consume only a little (1 oz. or less) the first few times if you’re doing it in shots. Try it once a day for a few days. Wheatgrass has a strong cleansing effect and may make you nauseous if you drink too much. If you have a wheat or grass allergy or any health concerns, please consult a heath care professional first.

Juice Wheatgrass With The Omega J8004

Okay, this is how I juice wheatgrass with my Omega J8004 juicer. I  suggest you grow your own wheatgrass, but if that’s out of the question you could buy fresh wheatgrass in a store or a farmers market.

(On a side note, I’m experimenting as I write this with growing sprouts for juicing. I’ll update you later.)

If you grow your own wheatgrass indoors you shouldn’t need to rinse it, unless you see some fine mold at the roots. If you see some mold at the roots then definitely rinse it off before juicing.

Using my Omega J8804 juicer I put a small handful of wheatgrass down the chute. It self feeds, but sometimes needs a little help. Take it easy,  you don’t need to put too much in the juicer at once.

After the wheatgrass I juice something like a quarter lime. Lime and wheatgrass go together great. I’ll do it in a shot and juice enough for another shot or two during the day. I save my surplus wheatgrass juice in a mason jar, tightly sealed and kept in the refrigerator. I don’t keep it for longer than a day.

That’s all there is to it! It’s loaded with minerals, protein, amino acids and vitamins. I always get a boost in energy when taking wheatgrass.

Here’s a great video showing how it’s done with the Omega J8004. I like her recipe too.

Here are a couple of more recipes:

Diplomatic Immunity
3 carrots
1 stalk of celery
1/2 beet with the greens
1/2 handful of wheatgrass
1/2 handful of parsley
1 apple
The Great Grassy Punch (The Healthy Juicers Bible)
14 oz. of wheatgrass organically grown
1 granny smith apple
A small piece of ginger
Yields 2 shot glasses


As I said, when you juice wheatgrass it is strong, so start slow. I use just a few small handfuls (bunches) at a time. I’ll say this again too, if you drink too much at one time (straight shots) it could make you nauseous. Let your body get used to it. Try it in one of the above recipes or with a little lime or an apple. Do you need more wheatgrass recipes?

Thanks for reading and happy juicing!


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Rich Donahue

I am a natural health enthusiast and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Health from the Sandy Hill Institute for Natural Sciences. My website PRIME Juicers is dedicated to people who enjoy juicing and want to improve their health and lose weight by juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. I also write about blending, nutrition and natural health. Please join me and have fun juicing! (I may be an affiliate for products that I recommend. If you purchase those items from my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link.)

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38 Responses

  1. Hanish says:

    I have just started taking wheatgrass shots from last 3 months and feels energetic and especially my headache problem goes away. Some people complain that it is hard to digest at the start if taken directly but in my case I have not to feel anything like this. Anyway thanks for sharing this usefule information

  2. Barbara

    I have had pure wheatgrass shots at these commercial juice places but I was not impressed. Your Great Grassy Punch recipe looks like something I could tolerate. I love ginger and I love how it packs the punch!

  3. Hey Rich, thanks for the post dear. i didn’t make a wheatgrass juice before. Your post will help me to do that correctly as you described. Keep posting like this type of post. Good wishes to you.. 🙂
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  4. Hey Buddy, I have made the wheatgrass juice recipe with the Omega. It tasted fabulous. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe with us. God Bless and have a nice day.

  5. Phillipo says:

    Hello RICH DONAHUE, take my thanks first for your informative blog writing. about juicer. This will really help me to understand what juicer should the best for me. I have a question to you “Do you ever drink simply straight wheatgrass or is it just excessively solid for that?

  6. Adam says:

    Thanks for sharing, I have heard great things about this juicer I will be getting one

  7. I bought the chrome version of this juicer and began to do a lot of research on mastication. I love running across posts that are inline with what I enjoy doing. Thanks so much!

  8. Eve says:

    Thank-you for the information. This was a very thorough post, thank you for the detail. Thanks for the great juicing suggestions. I like your idea of juicing wheatgrass together with a quarter of a lime.


  9. Abir says:

    Thanks for your post! I would love to try it.

  10. Jereld says:

    I prefer to have tasty and healthy recipe every day, while I am doing research in online I found one of the awesome recipes and I start using . Thank you so much for sharing this great Idea.
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  11. Xaviour

    Just asked around and I understand 60 grams of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of the best raw organic vegetables. So it looks like something I need to pursue with apostolic zeal. But I don’t have the Omega J8004 juicer but I guess I can still achieve something with my ordinary juicer. I need to be corrected

  12. Dave

    Unfortunately I don’t have the Omega J8004, but wow do I love my morning shot of wheatgrass !
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  13. Kristian Zoppa

    This was a very thorough post, thank you for the detail. What’s your opinion on masticating juicers vs. centrifugal juicers? I’ve only used centrifugal but I’m curious about the masticating kind. Keep up the great work!

  14. Justen says:

    Thanks for this great write up. Great info and the comments are fun to read.

  15. developbysj

    Awesome juice ideas! Thanks for your useful post. Thanks for the shearing…

  16. agriecons

    I will definitely try this juice at home and enjoy it with my neighbours

  17. susan12 says:

    I agree with you. This is very great juicer for making great juice and it is very helpful for our energy boost.

  18. Bret says:

    Thank You so Much For your Great Ideas. I am a fan of your Blog.Thanks for the great suggestions.
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  19. Briana says:

    Do you ever drink just straight wheatgrass or is it just too strong for that? I am looking into trying this but I heard it is super strong. Any advice?
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  20. cocuron

    Seriously its really helpful information to me, thanks for your share and i\’ll share this awsome to the others again

  21. Kyle

    I love getting wheatgrass shots when I’m at the mall. I never thought of juicing it though.

    I definitely agree with your advice for starting slow. I had a few shots in a row once and I think it was too much of good thing! 🙂
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  22. Manish Kataria

    This juicer seems to ease out the process.
    If one has such a fantastic juicer, why wont he juice fresh Wheatgrass Daily.

  23. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the great juicing suggestions.
    I like your idea of juicing wheatgrass together with a quarter of a lime.
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  24. Luke says:

    As a juicer, the Omega J8004 is great and i think i’d buy it at amazon

  25. Improve Health

    Great article! I think I found my next juicer I’m getting!
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  26. Carla says:

    Hi Rich! Omega J8004 seems like a great juicer but do you know any masticating juicer on a more affordable end? I’ve tried Breville and it’s really good for a centrifugal juicer but I’m wondering if I should switch to masticating since they’re known to be more healthy.
    P.S. thanks for the wheatgrass juice recipes! Definitely gonna try those. 🙂
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    • Rich Donahue

      Hi Carla, great question! The Omega J8004 is the least expensive one I could find. At least one that had a lot of great reviews and a good long warranty. If you watch Amazon closely, I’ve seen it as low as $179. That was just after Thanksgiving last year. If I see it again that low, I’ll post it. Thanks for commenting and happy juicing!
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  27. ricki says:

    mix it with banana or strawberry would be great 🙂
    pineapple is good, but it should be peeled first and I’m lazy to do that..
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  28. James says:

    Thanks Rich,
    I will let you know how I like it. Very interested in the energy boost without the coffee jitters.
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  29. James says:

    I am just starting to learn about Wheatgrass. I will give it a shot! (no pun intended).
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