Some Facts About Dandelion Greens

Facts Dandelion Greens Juicing Health #cleaneating

I had such great feedback from listing the dandelion greens in my last herb post that I decided to do a little more facts about them and a great juice/smoothie recipe using them.

Did you know that 2 cups(110g) of dandelion greens contain the following nutrients:

  • 435 mg of potassium
  • 3.4 mg iron
  • 11150 IU vitamin A
  • .25 mg riboflavin
  • .25 mg of vitamin B6
  • .90 mg of vitamin K
  • 200 mg of calcium
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 3 grams of protein
  • 84 mg of sodium
  • 38.5 mg of vitamin C
  • 3.75 mg of vitamin E

That is a whole lot of nutrients from something that grows in the lawn and is considered a weed!  They are known to have purifying effects on the blood and liver.  Just make sure if you are picking them from the wild that they are free of any pesticides or animal feces.  They are also very bitter so juice them with other tastier greens such as spinach or kale.  Below I have listed a recipe.

  • 2 cups dandelion greens
  • 3-4 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries

Add first two of the ingredients to the blender and blend on high until smooth and very tiny particles remain while adding the coconut water as need to blend it really well.  Then add the fruit and almond butter last and blend until your desired texture.  The dates help disguise the bitterness of the dandelion.  This is a great blend of healthy fats and purification for your liver.  Therefore after a night of too many cocktails…pop this in the blender for breakfast and reap the rewards!

Cheers To Good Health,

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24 thoughts on “Some Facts About Dandelion Greens”

  1. Geez there are a lot of nutrients from a weed!! lol great idea for post cocktails! 😉 Happy #foodpornthursdays! Thanks for being such a great co-hostess x

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    1. I see them in everyone’s yard around here but not ours. We have some crazy mushrooms growing in our lawn…of course it would have to be something I have to worry about my kids and dog ingesting …. thanks for reading and commenting. :o)


  2. I have taken dandelion in powder format before for a cleanse, but it never occurred to me to just put it in my shakes or as an alternative to spinach or kale. Will have to try this out.. although I don’t think I will be picking the ones on my lawn. lol. Thank you!
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  3. When I was young my mom would make a wilted green salad with dandelion greens and a hot bacon, vinegar dressing. It was so good! My husband loves his lawn so he sprays the weeds, I’ll have to get out there next spring before he sprays, I forgot how good this salad was til I saw your post, and I can’t believe how good for you it is! Thanks!

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