Iced Lime and Dandelion Tea

The appearance of dandelions is an unmistakable sign of spring. And even though some people loathe the weed, dandelions have amazing nutrient quality and they’re very versatile in the kitchen. If the dandelion has already flowered or began budding, pick the flower tops and use those as either decorations or make them into dandelion tea. Dandelion tea is said to aid in digestions and helps with disorders like constipation and diarrhea.
By | November 02, 2014

Instructions

1.    Pick the dandelions fresh and place in a colander. Rinse well with cool water.
2.    Pour the hot water into a gallon-size jar and add your sweetener. Mix well.
3.    Add the lime juice and the cold water and stir well.
4.    Add the dandelion flowers and mix gently.
5.    Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or until completely chilled. You can strain out the flowers or pour them into the cups.
6.    Use within 36 hours for best taste.

Recipe adapted from Wellness Mama

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Ingredients

  • 1 quart of dandelion flowers. Make sure to only use the yellow flower, and pull off any leaves or stems.
  • 3 quarts of cold water
  • 1 cup of hot (not quite boiling) water
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (or the juice from 4 limes)
  • 2-3 tablespoons your choice sweetener (honey, cane sugar, etc. to taste)
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