Smoothie Sunday - Dandelion Greens Smoothie

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! xx