Apr 262015

breakfast energizer with dandelionWhy eat Dandelions?

Hold off on the weed spray…..soon you will be living in a sea of yellow, a landscape of golden kisses that you can use for your health instead of spraying and negatively affecting our environment.

From the leaves to the roots this typically thought of pesky weed can be invaluable to your health.

  • Chock full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. High in Calcium, rich in iron, low in calories, 14% protein
  • One of the most nutritionally dense greens you can eat
  • Many medicinal qualities
  • They are potassium-rich and have a strong diuretic quality, as well as efficacy as a blood detoxifier and good for the liver.
  • They have long been used to treat digestive disorders and to treat arthritis and eczema.

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Jun 052014

breakfast energizer with dandelionThis hidden treasure growing on your front lawn

A sea of yellow, a landscape of golden kisses or a pest that you try to kill…..how do you view these greens that grow on your lawn and contain an abundance of nutrients?

Currently I’m taking a Wild Edibles Course and learning all about the free food that is available to us when we walk out our doors! And to learn even more, I attended the Dandelion Day in Peterborough at the beginning of May which was a great event. I have a feeling you are going to be eating more wild greens in the years to come…dandelion leaves are for sale in the supermarkets now, what’s next?

Dandelions are one of the healthiest greens you can consume, especially if it is plucked fresh from your backyard that hasn’t been sprayed for weeds! Adding to a smoothie is just delightful…check out the Wild & Crazy Morning Energizer Smoothie below!

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