Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dandelion Greens & Sprout Salad with Nutrient Dense Dressing!!

Happy Detox Day 5 for all my Detoxers!!  You must be feeling fabulous by now!!  congratulations on all your successes and be sure to learn from all the mistakes and challenges.  This is one detox of many to come!! 
Detox food of the day is Dandelion Greens!!  I loaded my green juices this morning with lots of dandelion greens!!! 
My green juice of the day:
2 cucumber
1/2 head celery
1/2 bunch kale
1 bunch dandelion greens
1/2 bunch chard
2 handfuls spinach
1 handful parsley
juice of 2 lemons
2 inches ginger
dash cayenne
dash sea salt

Dandelion greens are more than just your typical backyard flower. They have high levels of iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. The leaves of the dandelion have diuretic characteristics and can be used to treat or help cleanse the liver and kidneys. You can incorporate this green into salads or put larger leaves in soups, just make sure to wash them thoroughly first. The best time to find them is usually from April to May and they freeze well too, allowing you to enjoy their benefits all year long.

Dandelion Greens are awesome in juices, smoothies, soups and salads.  Very versatile.  I often put them in my morning smoothie.  
My morning smoothie:

8 ounces green juice 
4 ounces coconut water
 1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup coconut meat
2 leaves kale
4 leaves dandelion greens
1 tbsp pure synergy
1 tbsp spirulina
1 scoop acai
1 tbsp dulse

 Afternoon Salad:

sunflower sprouts
pea greens
alfalfa sprouts
pumpkin seeds
lots of shakes of dulse and kelp
chunks of non-gmo organic sprouted tofu (buy at MOMS)

1/2 cup flax oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup basil 
1 cup cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
juice of 1 lime
dash sea salt
dash cayenne

now i'm munching on my chlorella tablets and sipping my kombucha!!  

have a great night!!


No comments: