It is spring and God is providing us with a flora of God-food!! Don’t waste it, and certainly don’t spray it –
I have been enjoying the healthful benefits of the plants growing in my backyard, and adding them to my daily green smoothie.
Now, before you start pulling weeds to consume - you MUST be diligent in learning and knowing your plants. If you decide to embellish your juices or smoothies with wild plants it is up to you to know your plants. That is my disclaimer! I enjoy websites such as Wild Edible and Mother Earth News. Another source for facebook users are private forums - search edible wild plants and you will find a host of forums to learn from and share images of plants you may be questioning.
In the photo above - top going clockwise:
Wood violet – rich in Vit. A & C (more than oranges!)
Cleaver Weed is a diuretic and promotes lymphatic drainage
Creeping Charlie – high in vitamin C, benefits kidney and urinary tract
Dandelion – helps with liver detoxification and function
I encourage you to click on the web links if obtaining your nutrients and taking an organic approach to your health is of interest. In particlar, the Dandelion link takes you to the website of Dr. Edward Group, who is very well known in holistic and alternative circles, and has been a guest speaker on the Truth About Cancer summits. I hope you decide to bookmark these links for future reference.
Check out my Chocolate Wild Plant Smoothie recipe in the smoothie tab.
Enjoy the spring foraging benefits - and be well!