While the visible beauty may lie in the white-yellow, breezy flower puff, the benefits lie in the leaves of a dandelion. Packed with prebiotics (no, that’s not a typo- we just only ever hear about probiotics for some reason), these greens aid in digestion, reduce bloating, provide a source of antioxidants and vitamins, and are the newest ingredient in my green detox smoothies. Read on to get the full lowdown on the superfood of the moment, and find out how to incorporate it into your diet, thanks to research published by mindbodygreen and Dr. Lisa Davis of Pressed Juicery’s Medical Board.
I don’t know about you, but I have to mix up my breakfast meals. As much as I wish I could eat a bowl (or two) of Lucky Charms every morning, that’s just not good for the belly, buttocks, or the career. So, I force myself to get creative. I don’t do dairy anymore, which is so sad, and I haven’t found a nondairy yogurt I’m in love with yet, so yeah… a fruit and granola yogurt parfait is out of the question unfortunately. BUT I’ve been on a big avocado kick lately. Of course I started with the avo toast, but I just realistically cannot start every day with a piece of bread. LBH. Hence, I just recently concocted the best homemade smoothie I have ever made- enter my newest obsession, My Go-To Green Smoothie!
There are few things that make me happier than the words “healthy” and “dessert.” Unfortunately, these two aren’t necessarily BFFs. But lucky for me, my grandma* knows how to force the friendship between the two, and the result is pure genius. Whether it’s her famous fruit salad or her breadcrumb-tendered chicken, Grandma sure knows how to make me smile in the kitchen! My favorite recipe of hers? Her Sugar- Free, No- Bake Key Lime Pie.