Let 'em Grow: Dandelions: Dandelion smoothies

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Let 'em Grow:  Dandelions

By Sharon
May 22, 2012

This is one in a series of very short articles that might change your mind about some surprisingly good weeds. And even if your mind isn't changed, you'll still be well informed.

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hazelnut
May 22, 2012 12:41 PM CST
One way route to super nutrition is to make smoothies. Dandelion greens are packed with important nutrients that are important for liver function and also in support for diabetics. Their inulin content is a type of fiber that regulates blood sugar and is also a prebiotic that supports healthy gut bacteria.

Smoothie recipes.

http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/tag/dandelion-greens/

Now to find some seeds to grow my own pesticide free dandelions.
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Sharon
May 22, 2012 12:46 PM CST
Gloria, I'd never thought of smoothies and I love them!
Thanks, breakfast food for the soul and body.
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woofie
May 22, 2012 1:05 PM CST
You want dandelion seeds? I think I could help you out..... Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Sharon
May 22, 2012 1:08 PM CST
I can see it now, tons of dandelion seeds being delivered down south. Wouldn't cost much to mail them for sure.

You might get what you wish for, Gloria.
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woofie
May 22, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Heck, the way the wind is blowing here, they're probably already on their way! Rolling my eyes.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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hazelnut
May 22, 2012 5:41 PM CST
My post man will not deliver packages that don 't fit in the mail box.

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Sharon
May 22, 2012 5:44 PM CST
Ha.
Vacuum packed dandelion seeds. More than you ever imagined in a teeny tiny box.

I've been craving peach smoothies all day.
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hazelnut
May 22, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Hmmm. Johnny's Seed has them -- $455 a pound. Hmmm! Roasted dandelion root --- save on your coffee bill and clean up your liver at the same time.

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-8211-dandelion.aspx

I guess a pound of dandelion seeds would fit in my mail box.

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Sharon
May 22, 2012 5:56 PM CST
45,000 seeds an ounce? Whew boy.
Gloria. I really don't think you need a pound of dandelion seeds actually.
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hazelnut
May 22, 2012 6:07 PM CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcJjUrgecZc

And here's how you collect the seeds. These are growing on Sand Mountain just to the northeast of me. (And in case you have forgotten what Southern speech sounds like, here is a fine specimen!)
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
May 22, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Funny, G. How could I ever forget that sound?
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woofie
May 22, 2012 6:22 PM CST
I'm not sure I'd want to meet a POUND of dandelion seeds! Blinking
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
May 22, 2012 6:27 PM CST
Certainly not if they could only speak southern.
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