This light and refreshing smoothie is a great afternoon snack and a wonderful way to support your body’s detoxification processes. Dandelion root tea and lemon aid the liver and digestive system, while berries and flaxseeds are a wonderful source of antioxidants.
Tip: You can save time by boiling the tea ahead of time and then letting it cool in the refrigerator. If you prefer this option, boil 1½ cups of water, add the tea bag and let it steep for 15 minutes; remove the tea bag, and then cool the tea in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Enjoy in a smoothie when cold!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
½ cup filtered water
1 bag roasted dandelion root tea (available at natural products stores)
1 heaping cup ice
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
2 cups mixed frozen berries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
- Add the water to a small pot, cover and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat.
- Add the tea bag and let the tea steep, covered, for 15 minutes.
- Squeeze the tea bags of excess liquid and then remove from the pot.
- Add the tea, ice, honey or maple syrup (if using), frozen berries, lemon juice and flaxseeds to a blender. Blend until smooth, then enjoy immediately.