Dandelion Detox Smoothie

dandelion-smoothie

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).

 

Dandelion Detox Smoothie
Serves 2
This detoxing and invigorating smoothie includes one of natures best diuretic, dandelion root. This smoothie is so simple to make, and extremely tasty!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. ½ a watermelon
  2. ½ cup of blueberries
  3. ½ cup of raspberries
  4. 1 bunch of fresh mint
  5. 2 cups of brewed and chilled dandelion tea
  6. 4 to 5 cubes of ice
Instructions
  1. 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.
Adapted from The Balanced Babe
Adapted from The Balanced Babe
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3 Comments on Dandelion Detox Smoothie

  1. Hey Balancedbabe,
    I take your point, Hi is it okay to take the herb dandelion with a hair,nail, skin vitamin? I am afraid that the dandelion might detox my body and remove the vitamins from my body so I won’t be able to see the effects of the hair, skin, nails vitamins.
    Cheers

    • balancedbabe // January 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm // Reply

      Hello!

      Dandelion has minerals of its own (zinc, iron, potassium, calcium) and Vitamins A C E B. It stimulates the urinary function to remove access water, heavy metals, and toxicity in your body, but if used properly (maximum once a day), it will not deplete you of the vitamins you will get from a hair/skin/nails vitamin.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article. Many thanks for providing this information.

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