Since I was little I’m used to eating wild herbs. My dad made salads with lots of dandelions, birch leaves, daisies, blackberry leaves, ground-elder and more. I always said: “Dad why do I need to eat our whole garden”. He began to start telling me all the healing effects and I began to cover my ears.
And look what happened now. I’m eating the “whole garden” and try everything to pick wild herbs. Isn’t it a great feeling to gather your food by yourself?
If you are not used to wild herbs, try adding them slowly into your diet. In this case, I would recommend taking less wild herbs. Especially dandelion tastes bitter, you should always use the young leaves which are grown in spring time. If wild herbs are nothing new to you, you can add way more greens.
This Smoothie is providing lots of healing and especially cleaning effects. Let’s have a quick look on the most common benefits:
- Nettles: detoxifying effects, boosts metabolism
- Ribwort: anti- inflammatory effects, healing wounds, treatment for skin problems
- Ground-elder: detoxifying effects, also famous for external application
- Blackberry Leaves: detoxifying effects, better digestive health, boosts metabolism
So at least what we’ve get is a natural detox Smoothie!
- 1-2 hand full of nettles, young leaves
- 1 small hand full of ribwort
- 1 small hand full of blackberry leaves or ground-elder
- 2 frozen bananas
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 orange
- 1 chunk of ginger, like a thumb
- 1 tsp flax or chia seeds
- Opt: 1 tsp matcha tea powder: If you would like to add an extra stimulant to get fully awake, you can add matcha tea powder. This will also replace your coffee in case you usually drink coffee.
- Take gloves to wash your nettles.
- Blend your washed wild herbs and your other ingredients until smooth.
You also can make a Smoothie bowl, if you prefer something for your teeth.