It’s that time of year when the temptation of sweet and salty treats run high! To keep on track, try out my new Feel Clean Dandelion Detox Smoothie Recipe . This Dandelion Detox Smoothie Recipe will leave you feeling clean and lighter, even if you may opt for an extra treat (as we all do at times!) I loaded myself with gluten-filled crackers the other night for some reason, late night, because they were really tasty and I don’t usually have them around! With spring approaching I’ve been getting myself back on track, and this smoothie is a great tool for that.
Greens are among the most nutrient dense of all foods and are full of alkaline minerals, chlorophyll, and amino acids. They make up our key beauty foods that regenerate and purify our cells.
You might be wondering what I first thought about when I learned about these gems… Can I simply go outside and pull dandelions from my yard and eat the greens? Yes…but, um, I don’t necessarily recommend it. Often chemicals and pesticides are sprayed on plants so be sure to seek out organic dandelion greens free from toxins (as well as well, bird/dog substances! :) ).
Dandelion greens contain iron, protein, and calcium. All three things that help keep us strong and healthy! D andelion roots also contain choline, another liver stimulant. They also have Vitamins A, K, B2, and C!
Do you know that the entire dandelion plant is edible? It is! From the golden flower to the leaves and all the way down to the roots, you can enjoy every part of a dandelion and reap from its amazing benefits!
Now it is worth mentioning, dandelion greens on their own can be quite bitter. Which is why I don’t always recommend you eat them on their own. Try them first in my Feel Clean Dandelion Green Smoothie recipe. When you pair dandelion greens with the sweetness from a pear, the creaminess from a banana and the zing from ginger, you have yourself one powerfully delicious treat!
Dandelion Greens for Detox.
My Feel Clean Dandelion Green Smoothie makes a wonderful cleansing and detoxifying smoothie. Combining dandelion greens and ginger really helps to improve digestion. And when your digestion is running optimally the absorption of nutrients and the removal of wastes from the body improve as well!