Wheatgrass Cocktail Each Morning Helps Keep Kristi Healthy


Kristi starts her day with a cleansing drink she calls her "wheatgrass cocktail."

Wheatgrass Cocktail:

  • 1 heaping tsp PINES Wheatgrass
  • juice from 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • 1 Tbl apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of stevia
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Her Wheatgrass Cocktail is a Cleansing Starts Day to Kristi's Day

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"My name is Kristi and I am passionate about making a healthy lifestyle be as delicious as possible. Over the course of several years, I have transitioned my eating to mostly whole, real foods. Recently I began working with a holistic practitioner who has helped me tackle my own health issues, including food sensitivities. I now follow a “whole foods” approach to eating that has completely transformed the way I view food…for the better. While at first thought, this way of eating seemed restrictive and boring, I soon found out it is anything but. Most importantly, I’m feeling better than ever before, thriving from nourishment of  a whole foods diet!

"I moved away from home and started a new chapter in my life as I strive to achieve my long-time goal of becoming a registered dietitian. Come join me for the ride - one filled with my cooking, baking, and fitness adventures along the way."

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Pines Wheatgrass - Grown Naturally - NEVER in trays!

The bottom picture shows the way Schnabel grew his wheatgrass compared to the top picture of growing it indoors.The highest food value for wheatgrass occurs at the jointing stage.  It lasts only a few days, only once each year, in the early spring.  Charles Schnabel and other scientists learned that a very elevated nutritional that occurs at that stage.  The stage lasts only a few days once each year after a winter of slow growth in often freezing temps. It occurs for only a few days in the early spring.  The plant is about ten inches tall and is ready to start rapid growth. It is important to harvest before rapid growth.  That way, we can capture the stored energy that would have gone to the reproductive cycle.

Schnabel found the Northeastern corner of Kansas is the perfect place to grow wheatgrass. Glacial soil and plenty of rainfall produce beautiful crops without using irrigation or chemicals.  Only regions with adequate rainfall are appropriate for growing wheatgrass and alfalfa. Schnabel also found that wheatgrass grown in the appropriate climate of Northeastern Kansas contained a higher nutritional value than other dark green, leafy vegetables.  The dry regions of Kansas are not appropriate.

Schnabel supplied his whole food wheatgrass powder to doctors for research.  Doctors used the special powder, harvested at thsy magical once-a-year time.  Ann Wigmore and other wheatgrass proponents praised the research and quoted it in their books. Although one can grow a facsimile wheatgrass in a tray, Schnabel and the other scientists never grew their wheatgrass in trays and never used juice.  The doctors used whole food wheatgrass powder made from cereal grasses harvested at the jointing stage. The top picture above shows facsimile wheatgrass grown unnaturally in a tray. The bottom picture shows real wheatgrass in Northeast Kansas at the jointing stage.

Eat More Green with Pines Wheat Grass

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For more than 80 years, Cerophyl Laboratories and Pines International have supplied the world with this special kind of wheatgrass harvested at the jointing stage.  Because of its nutritional density, it is a great way to increase the green vegetables in your diet.  The Centers for Disease Control discovered only 10% of the population eat enough greens to protect themselves from degenerative diseases.  As a result, the USDA uses the graphic below to show that we should be eating more vegetables than any other kind of food.  You can find Pines Wheat Grass and our other green superfoods in natural food stores and online. They are convenient and economical ways to eat more green.

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We grow Pines' Green Superfoods without Irrigation 

Established in 1976, Pines is the original green superfood company. We are the only Kansas growers of whole food wheatgrass powder that was never part of the meat industry. We are also the only ones to never use irrigation water from the contaminated Ogallala Aquifer. In fact, we never irrigate at all because we grow wheatgrass in an appropriate areas.  That's because, our fields receive plenty of natural rainfall.

The Aquifer took tens of thousands of years to accumulate a plentiful supply of pristine water. Abuse over the past 100 years by such practices of growing pesticide-based alfalfa for animal feed and  GMO corn for ethanol.  Dry land farmers depleted and poisoned the aquifer with farm chemicals over the past 100 years.

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Earth Friendly Oxygen-Free Glass Bottles - Never Petrochemical Plastic

We never package in plastic tubs or paper packets.  Instead, we package all our products in amber glass bottles with special metal caps.  That allows us to remove the oxygen. As a result, the nutrition loss through oxidation that occurs with plastic containers and packets does not occur. Because you want the maximum nutrition per teaspoon for your wheatgrass cocktail, choose Pines Wheat Grass.

For more than 40 years PINES' WCEF priority has been environmental sustainability & preventing hunger. Our record of contributions shows our commitment. This is an example of native prairie restoration by Pines.  We have converted thousands of acres to organic and for 40 years have supported sustainable agriculture and environmental responsibility.

The Pine Tree is a Symbol of the Peace in Nature

Pines is also the only green super food grower in Kansas started to expand organic agriculture. As a result, we support sustainable living, respect for the planet and feeding the hungry.  Our profits go toward those purposes.

For more than 40 years PINES' WCEF priority is to protect the planet & help prevent hunger. Our record of gifts shows our priority.

Find a Store Near You or Order Online

The Centers for Disease Control found that only one in ten people eat enough dark green veggies to protect themselves from diseases common in modern society.  No matter how many veggies you eat, you probably need to eat more. Please use our store finder to see a place near you where you can buy Pines nutrient-dense green super foods in oxygen-free, amber glass bottles. Or feel free to order online.  Select the only real wheatgrass grown and packed for your wheatgrass cocktail.

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