Dandelion-pineapple iced tea

I recently wrote a post about loose leaf iced teas, but I decided to try this superfood recipe for iced tea – and I am being lazy and using tea bags.
So if you are lazy but also like pretending to be healthy…. this recipe is for you!

dandeliontea

I never considered iced tea to a superfood – but why not give it a try?
…. like topping your chocolate cake with spinach.
But less gross.
So, try a tea packed with superfoods and get a healthy boost while quenching your thirst!

INGREDIENTS
4 cups of water
3 dandelion tea bags
Juice of 2 limes
1 cup of pineapple juice
Honey to taste
Garnish – Fresh pineapple and limes

DIRECTIONS
Heat the water in a large kettle or pot until boiling. Remove from heat, and add the teabags. Allow to steep for about ten minutes. Cool for one hour.

Add the lime and pineapple juices. Stir.
Serve over ice.

Garnish with lime wedges and pineapple, if you’re feeling fancy or trying to impress your superfoodie friends.

Serves 2–3

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What makes dandelion so super? Well, they are packed with vitamins C, B, D, and A, iron, zinc, and potassium. Dandies help boost your immune system, and are considered to be a great cancer fighter, as they kick the asses of infected cells – while leaving healthy cells in peace.
Dandelions are entirely edible, from flower to root. And they have been used for years to treat the following:

kidney stones
acne
high blood pressure
obesity
diarrhea
high cholesterol
anemia
cancer
diabetes
stomach pain
hepatitis

So, instead of spraying or tossing those dandelions, use them for some good eating! Or, in this case, drinking!

What makes pineapple so super?

Pineapples contain Bromelain which breaks down protein to aid in digestion and is useful as an anti-inflammatory. Bromelain has been shown to be useful in treating acute sinusitis, arthritis, gout, sore throats, as well gastrointestinal issues.

Pineapple is also high in antioxidants and boosts the immune system with it’s high level of vitamin C.

So don’t be put off by it’s prickly exterior. Once you get to know that pineapple, you’ll love it!

So drink up, and enjoy your super tea!

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