Yesterday we all had dandelion flower smoothies. A little peppery in taste but not bad at all, my son refers to these drinks as my concoctions.
I've been thinking of some more ways to incorporate raw dandelion flowers into the diet. The health benefits from consuming dandelions and potential for supporting the body with issues like detoxification, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol are huge plus they are a great source of brain-supporting lecithin.
I made a simple fruit spread by blending rehydrated apricots with dandelion flowers. Dandelion flowers and apricots are both rich in beta carotene a potent antioxidant, which protects cells from damage. Intuitively they should complement one another beautifully and influence positive energetic changes within the solar plexus and sacral chakras. Food affects us not just physically, emotionally and mentally but energetically too!
1 cup of dandelion flower heads (make sure they are free of any chemicals)
2 cups of soaked apricots (Apricots are a great source of fibre and minerals like iron, calcium, zinc and potassium)
- I soaked the dandelion heads in a bowl of water before rinsing off.
- Next I cut open the apricots and removed the stones.
- Flowers and apricots went into my blender and were processed until smooth.
A simple fruit spread like this may be mixed into porridge, smoothies, used to top pancakes or just simple stirred in with some water and drunk as a natural fruit/flower based cordial or tea.
I'm treating this spread as fresh food and storing it in the fridge. It should be good for around 3-4 days. Will be topping my pancakes with this. A great way to include fresh dandelions in our diet.