Thursday, August 12, 2010

And another...

For tonight's dinner, since I had lovely Thai for lunch today, and don't need another meal.

A good handful of rinsed dandelion greens
1/2 pint of blueberries
1/2 cup of vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup crushed ice

Liquify in your blender, and try not to be appalled by the dark green/blue colour.

Drink with a straw and enjoy. It looks awful, but tastes lovely. Drink it soon after making it, as the natural soluble fibres in the ingredients tend to start to change its texture fairly quickly.

And it's a nutritional powerhouse, high in Vitamins A and  K, Lutein + zeaxanthin. potassium, and fibre. Blueberries rank #1 compared to 60 other fruits and vegetables in antioxidant activity.  

Did you know that dandelion's latin name is Taraxacum officinale, which means the "Official Remedy for Disorders." Dandelion green extract has been shown to induce an anti inflammatory effect in laboratory research, and protect against oxidative stress (which is implicated in disease and aging).

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