When Lisa Montgomery was putting together this recipe for her new book Liquid Health, she knew two things. First, she knew she wanted to include dandelions. Second, she also wanted to make use of Shilajit.
What is Shilajit? It is a powder which is harvested by hand, and then dried at a low temperature. Containing over 85 minerals, Shilajit is said to remove weakness from the body and build strength as a result. You can purchase Shilajit from Natural Zing and Sunfood.
Meanwhile, dandelion is rich in vitamins A, C, D, and B complex, and in trace minerals such as magnesium. Dandelion is known to have the highest Vitamin A content of all greens. Dandelion is not only great to add to your smoothies and/or juices; you can incorporate it in your salads, spreads, breads, and jams. Because dandelion is a little bit bitter, adding raw honey will help sweeten the taste of the smoothie. This recipe would be completely raw if the Shilajit was eliminated, and as it is, is totally gluten-free.
Prep: 7 minutes
3 dandelion leaves
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon Shilajit
1 tablespoon raw honey
1–2 cups spring water
1 tray ice cubes
Raw cacao nibs, sprinkle on top of smoothie (optional)
Wedge of pineapple (optional)
Blend ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth.
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Written by Lisa Montgomery
978-1-57826-577-0, $16.50 paperback
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In stores 8/25/2015
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