Have you ever tried dandelion leaves in your smoothie? Dandelion is rich in calcium, which is essential for the growth and strength of bones.

It contains a lot of potassium and vitamin C and keeps the liver functioning in optimal gear.Besides it promotes digestion, helps lower high blood pressure, lowers sugar levels in diabetics, can cure acne and detoxifies your body.You can eat every single part of dandelion, but for your smoothie you should only add young leaves. They are rich in chlorophyll which aids restoring red blood cells, prevents cancer, aging and boosts immune system.  Today we will go over the Dandelion smoothie recipe .  You will find the recipe below .

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Here is a delicious Dandelion recipe, quickly and easy made in 5 minutes:

  • 1 handful of young dandelion leaves
  • 1 handful of spinach (alternatively kale or lamb’s lettuce)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 0,3 l of water

You should not add to many leaves otherwise your smoothie can become very bitter.


Info About Dandelion : Nutrition , Benefits , Selection and Storage

Dandelion is a yellow flowering plant.The most common variety of this plant is Taraxacum officinale, which grows in various places of the world.Dandelions are considered herbs by botanists.The dandelion’s leaves, stem, bloom, and root are all used for therapeutic purposes.

Dandelion Nutrition Facts :

One cup of raw Dandelion weighing about 55 grams (g) provides:

  • Calories: 25
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5.1g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sugars: 0.4g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Vitamin K: 428.1mcg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Vitamin A: 279.4mcg

The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA.

Dandelion Benefits :

There are some facts to health benefits of Dandelion :

  • Contains potent antioxidants
  • May have anticancer effects ( May Help Prevent Colon Cancer)
  • May help fight inflammation
  • Helps Regulate Blood Sugar
  • May reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • May lower blood pressure
  • May boost immune health

Dandelion Selection :

Dandelions grow from early spring to late fall, but are most abundant in May and June.They’re commonly found at Asian markets, farmers’ markets, wholefood stores, and select supermarkets.Look for firm leaves with slender stems when purchasing dandelion greens.Avoid yellow, limp, or wilted leaves with very big or woody stems.

Dandelion Storage :

After rinsing the dandelions in cool water and allowing them to dry completely on a kitchen towel, cover them loosely in a damp paper towel.To keep them fresh, place them in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator’s vegetable drawer.They should last a few days in the fridge.

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