Dandelion Greens Smoothie
Hey, Hey! Its that time again....
Mixing it up this week, I have new Super Green for you guys to throw into the blender -- Dandelion Greens! I have been wanting to use these in a smoothie for a while now and finally picked up a batch at Earth Fare yesterday. A few awesome health facts to share about these powerful greens:
Dandelion Greens Health Benefits
- Rich source of Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium & B Vitamins - Super High in Fiber - Mild diuretic & can help with weight loss - Detoxing & Cleansing: known to cleanse the liver & purify the blood - High in Protein: Contain all essential Amino Acids, which make this green a complete protein - Loaded with Antioxidants
So this is my first time using these greens, and I've heard that they can be quite bitter. I started with a pretty small amount of the Dandelion Greens to make sure I'd actually enjoy this smoothie. Along with the Dandelion Greens, I threw in a big handful of organic, baby spinach. (not pictured)
Dandelion Greens Smoothie Recipe
- small handful Dandelions (washed & cut the stems off) - large handful organic, baby spinach - 1 ripe banana - 4 slices pineapple - 1 lemon, juiced - Ginger (cut off about 1 inch chunk & peel) - water & ice
Came out pretty frothy and lots of separation (not much to bind this all together) but I promise it was so good & super refreshing with the lemon + ginger combo. I'll be adding more dandelions & ginger the next time I mix this up!
Cheers & Happy Sunday! xo