Wheatgrass plus lemon juice
Hi Amanda, I like your website, you've made a great effort at clearly and simply explaining sprouting methods.
I used to be really into raw foods, then drifted away (I found it to be a healthy but unfortunately incomplete approach to diet if done in a strictly vegan manner). However, I now have re-incorporated much of what I learned about living foods into a larger dietary framework, so I get the best of both worlds.
I noticed that you mention combining wheatgrass juice with (amongst other things) lemon juice. I used to do this, too (I found that the lemon juice makes the ghastly taste of neat wheatgrass juice much less sickly).
HOWEVER, on a couple of occasions, I happened to add the lemon juice to the wheatgrass juice and then got called away by phone calls or people knocking at the door.
When I returned to the wheatgrass+lemon mix, I noticed something interesting and disheartening - if you have ever made a fresh vegetable juice and left some of it for several hours in the fridge, you will be familiar with the fact that, as it oxidises, it seperates, and this is a very clear indicator that it has lost it's colloidal vitality. Well, if you mix wheatgrass juice with lemon juice and leave the mixture to stand for 20-30 minutes, you will be able to observe that this very same seperation effect occurs. Once I'd witnessed this on 2 seperate occasions, I didn't need to see it again - I simply stopped mixing lemon juice with my wheatgrass juice and have never done it again. It's a pity but I've seen it with my own eyes and I respect what I've been shown.
I'm guessing (though I may, of course, be wrong) that this degrading effect of lemon juice upon wheatgrass juice might have something to do with the high levels of citric acid.
Anyway, I only mention this, NOT as a criticism, but just as a friendly 'heads-up' to you - perhaps you can try leaving the mixture to stand and see if you get the same results as I did. It may change your mind on mixing lemon juice with your wheatgrass juice.
All the best, and keep up the good work, you've got a great site here!