Goji Dandelion Lemon Tea Recipe - BodyMind Institute

Goji Dandelion Lemon Tea Recipe

By Tennee Gay | Nutrition

May 23

This tea is an incredibly simple to make and it benefits your body on multiple levels. This tea combines the nutritional benefits of goji berries, dandelion and lemon. A perfect spring companion.

Goji berries have been touted by many herbalists as some of the most nutritionally rich berry-fruits on the planet. They contain all eight essential amino acids and twenty one trace minerals as well as vitamins B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin E and A. Goji berries also contain long-chain polysaccharides that fortify the immune system. When soaked oreaten dried, goji berries are a delicious super food.

Dandelion is a bitter herb renowned for its liver, kidneys and blood cleaning properties. Used for ages in Chinese Medicine to “cool the blood”. The compounds present in this plant also work to stimulate digestion and offer anti-inflammatory benefits.

Lemon is loaded with Vitamin C, Citric Acid, flavonoids, B complex vitamins, Calcium,Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and fibre. All these nutrients help the body replenish and support the systems.

Himalayan sea salt will add in electrolytes which play a role in maintaining homeostasis in the body.

Honey (if you choose) can be used for its nutritional and medicinal qualities and is quite simply delicious.
Some of the many benefits of this tea:

  • Hydrating
  • Alkalizes the blood
  • Antioxidant rich
  • Supports the liver
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals

Recipe

  • Combine 1 handful of goji berries with 8 oz of hot water
  • Add 1 TBS of dried dandelion to hot water
  • Squeeze 1-2 lemons into the water
  • Add pinch of himalayan sea salt
  • Allow tea to brew for 5-15 min until warm
  • Add honey if desired

Strain goji berries and eat!

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