Wednesday, September 17, 2008

If ya can't beat 'em, eat 'em!

Lately I have taken to harvesting the dandelion greens from my lawn and making green smoothies. I wash them, mix them in the blender with a cup of water, fresh carrots from my garden, a whole ripe banana, six large frozen strawberries and a third cup of frozen blueberries, some type of sweetener like agave and sometimes protein powder. It makes a delicious, healthy and filling shake.
Yard Snacker got me to thinking about harvesting them from my own back yard.

I never thought I would ever hear myself say anything like that last paragraph, let alone write it. I find myself no longer craving chocolate or anything sweet when I have had one of these. So many vitamins and minerals involved. And I have started to lose weight! What a fun side effect! But it is true. How weird is that?

And what a great way to combat dandelions in the yard? Eat them!


Sailor said...

Aaahh Friend, you are so fun to be married to. What a fun post, and what a wonder to be married to a lady who is always changing and growing. You are the best!

HiHoRosie said...

Wow Annie! That is soooo stinkin awesome! Can you believe I have yet to try dandelion greens? I hear the young ones are less bitter. Anyway, I say GOOD FOR YOU! That is extremely healthy - you're a great example to us all. Now, I need to juice more often!

yardsnacker said...

I am so behind on my blogs its sad! This post had me smiling big time! Way to go for your body, now giving it all those rare minerals that it has been looking for! The student has now become the teacher! :D

RisibleGirl said...

I love what Sailor wrote (as I usually do). I think you're lucky to have each other.

As for the dandelion leaves, I'd be afraid that some animal pottied on it and I couldn't get it clean enough.

Yes, I'm weird. :)


Annieofbluegables said...

yeah, we have a fenced in yard that is watered at every station for 20 minutes a night. I also wash them thoroughly before I ever put them in the blender. Hopefully that will do it. Maybe soap?

Anonymous said...

Hi Annie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love eating dandelion greens too and have had them in smoothies as well. I dug some dandelion root from my yard this summer and made a tincture from it. So healthy! Keep up the green smoothies - that stuff knocked the weight right off me too!

And what a sweet husband you have to leave such a lovely message...


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