Smoothies featuring dandelion greens

Dandelion Berry Smoothie

Dandelion Berry SmoothieOne of my favorite new pastimes is harvesting wild edibles. It’s so much fun being out in nature gathering nutrient dense, delicious wild food, for free!

Dandelion is at the top of my favorite things to harvest list. It’s loaded with nutrition and the whole plant can be used as food and medicine. It’s no longer a pesky weed in my book.

We all know how important green leafy veggies are for our health. Consuming ample amounts each day can be a challenge. What I love about wild edibles is that a little goes a long way. Let me explain.

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Spring Detox Smoothie

Spring Detox SmoothieThis smoothie is perfect to consume in the spring – the natural detox season.

If you’re like me, you feel a natural urge to detox after a long winter. Consuming spicy, bitter, and astringent foods help the body shed excess fat and proteins stored during the winter months.

This recipe combines the different foods that help your body detox. Here’s a quick rundown of each.

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Watermelon Dandelion Greens Detox Smoothie

Watermelon Dandelion Greens Detox SmoothieI’m back with another smoothie that I consider a mild detoxifier. It’s my belief that if you routinely consume foods and herbs that help the body detox, you don’t need to engage in extreme detox protocols or diets such as the master cleanse or olive oil liver flushes very often, if at all.

It’s also nice when you can detox by drinking a smoothie that doesn’t force you to gag when taking :)

Here’s how the primary detoxifiers in this recipe, watermelon and dandelion greens, aid the body in eliminating undesirables, which will reenergize your body, help shed excess weight, and improve your overall health.

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Apple Dandelion Green Smoothie

Apple Dandelion Green SmoothieI often hear complaints from people who are sick and tired of rotating between only spinach and kale in their green smoothies. News flash! There’s a wide variety of green leafy veggies to choose from. Arugula, radish greens, swiss chard, collards, beet greens, lettuce, and one of my personal favorites, dandelion greens.

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Dandy Dandelion Greens Smoothie Recipe

Dandy Dandelion Greens Smoothie Recipe

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Dandelion greens are right there with spinach and kale as my favorite smoothie green. They offer an array of health benefits and blend quite well.

What a lot of people consider a pesky lawn weed, dandelion has actually been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Dandelion greens are rich in alkaloids (plant medicine), which give them their medicinal properties and bitterness.

Let’s delve into the various health benefits of dandelion greens before a nutritious green smoothie recipe you’re going to love.

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