So I’m in Iceland, most of you will have gathered that already, and I’ve noticed whilst walking (A LOT) around the streets of Reykjavik that there are an abundance of dandelions. I mean, literally bizillions of them! There’s that thing (specific eh?) that says that certain wild foods will grow in abundance in the areas where they’re needed most. Even in your own garden. Where did I read that from? Hang on…Ok after typing a few nondescript things in to Google I’m still none the wiser…Maybe it was Markus Rothkranz? It really doesn’t matter anyway.
So yes, that means either a lot of people in Reykjavik need some serious support of the liver (check out my earlier blog about benefits of consuming wild foods like dandelions here) OR it’s me that does by the very fact that I’m seeing them everywhere!
I’ve been a bit apprehensive about picking them namely because they’re are A LOT of cats about. I love cats more than anyone on God’s green earth but I know they like to pee. They (dandelions, not cats…although cats too I guess) also tend to be either in people’s gardens or on the main roads…
Luckily, whilst coming back from the swimming pool I found a quiet secluded cemetery FULL of dandelions and a big sign at the entrance saying no dogs allowed – too far out of town for cats (I trust). So yes, I walked in to the cemetery and randomly picked some dandelions from beside a few graves. I will admit to feeling slightly awkward and a little anxious but luckily it doesn’t take too long to graveside dandelion pick. 🙂
So this morning I blended them in to a lush smoothie which I’m sharing with you for your dandelion pleasure. You don’t have to pick them from a cemetery if you don’t want to. It might however make it taste better 🙂
I Eat Dead People Smoothie
1/2 pink grapefruit
2 heaped tbsp goji berries (I soaked these overnight in Dr Martin’s Coconut Water – you can use water)
large sprig of mint
handful of dandelion leaves
Dr Martin’s Coco Water to blend – or use water and sweetener of choice (opt)
It was bloody marvellous but I didn’t take a picture sorry!
Hell is around the corner 😉
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