Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FrouFrou Red Dandelion Smoothie

Nothing at all Red about this drink, but in contains so much nutrition in one jar you won't need to take those nasty unnatural Vitamins today and you will forget that you used Red Dandelion Greens when looking at the drink.  It's a pretty one and everything here is edible!

Instead of me just telling that you should use something, today,  I'm going to give you 10 reasons why Dandelion Greens are a wonderful choice for smoothies:

#1 High In Calcium ~ Just one cup of these greens has 103 milligrams (10% of the recommended daily value) of calcium.  That's slightly more than Kale.
#2 Rich in Iron ~ One cup contains 1.7 milligrams
#3 Low Calories ~ One cup has only 25 calories, which is actually more than some of the other greens but still very low.
#4 The Ultimate detox & Cleansing green ~ If your goal is to detox and cleanse this should be your green of choice (Great Liver Cleanser)...people always over look this one and think of it as a Spring/Summer green only...IT'S NOT.
#5 Loaded with Antioxidants ~ High in Vitamin A & C
#6 Lots of Minerals ~ Good source of copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
#7 14% Protein ~ these greens have more protein than Spinach and they are a complete protein because they contain the essential amino acids.
#8 Multivitamin in a LEAF ~  Yes with the above vitamins I mentioned they also contain B1, B2, B6, Vitamin E and they are abundant in Vitamin K... which is GREAT for the O blood type. 
#9 Nutritional Booster ~ When eaten or added with other greens they are a great source of helping to get more of the nutrition in our bodies.
#10 Health Benefits ~ These greens if added to your diet can help reduce the risk of cancer, multiple sclerosis, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and stroke.

SO... Now that I got your attention how about adding a little to your smoothie...It just takes 1 cup!

It's So warm out today this is the perfect drink!
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Organic Red Dandelion greens
1 scoop Organic Wheatgrass...yep I'm sneaky!
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen Mango
3/4 cup Organic Pineapple Juice
2 tablespoon Barlean's Orange Cream fish oil
1/4 cup water
4 ice cubes
1 probiotic pill, emptied of it's contents (Use whatever probiotic you would like)

Method:

 Blend Dandelion greens, wheatgrass, pineapple, mango, Pineapple Juice, water, Ice cubes, and 1 tablespoon of fish oil together in a vita-mix blender. When well, blended pour into a jar or glass of your choice and pour in probiotic and top with another tablespoon of orange fish oil and stir in. Add whatever decoration on top if you wish. ENJOY!

Pictured out of the sun here!
 
 
Ahhhh.... this drink reminds me of my hike this summer with Lilly!
  
 


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