Green Smoothies With Dandelion Greens
21When it comes to green smoothies, dandelion greens are one of the most underutilized leafy green vegetables. They have a mild base, which allows them to blend well with most other fruits and vegetables. Additionally, dandelion greens are low in calories, but high in health benefits, which makes them the ideal delicious, yet low calorie, snack.
Dandelion greens are high in calcium, rich in iron, packed full of antioxidants, and contain copper, manganese, potassium, and magnesium. Medical studies have found that the regular consumption of dandelion greens can lead to a reduction in your risk of developing cancer, protecting the body against macular degeneration, and reduce the chances of a stroke. If you would like to include dandelion greens in your next green smoothies, here is a great recipe for you to try.
- 1 cored apple
- 1 peeled and pitted mango
- 2 deseeded tangerines
- 2 cups of dandelion greens
- ½ inch of freshly grated ginger
- 8 ounces of purified water
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together until a smooth consistency has been achieved. These green smoothies just might become one of your new favorites.