There is nothing healthier than starting off your day with a nutrient packed smoothie, and this one is filled with the super detoxing herb, dandelion.
I know a lot of you think of dandelions as that pesky weed that grows in your yard, but did you know that this herb comes with an abundant amount of health properties? Yea, I didn’t think so either.
Dandelion tea is often used as a diuretic to rid the body of extra water weight. It detoxes the kidneys to clear out waste and salt, and removes toxins from the liver. I became extra excited about utilizing dandelion into my diet when I discovered that it is packed with antioxidants that help protect our bodies of free radicals (like smoking, and sun damage). If you want to incorporate even more herbs (including dandelion) into your routine to detox, then you’ll love these remedies to cleanse yourself from the inside out!
Dandelion tea on its own can be a bitter taste, so I’ve incorporated it into a morning smoothie combined with other super foods like ultra hydrating watermelon, refreshing mint, and phytochemical rich berries (more cell protection).
- ½ a watermelon
- ½ cup of blueberries
- ½ cup of raspberries
- 1 bunch of fresh mint
- 2 cups of brewed and chilled dandelion tea
- 4 to 5 cubes of ice
- 1. Brew 2 cups of dandelion tea, (use two bags), then let the tea cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, cut up the watermelon into cubes, break up the fresh mint in to smaller pieces, and mix in a blender with the berries and ice. Once those ingredients are blended, add the 2 cups of dandelion tea and mix well.