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REFRESHING DANDELION RASPBERRY LEMONADE

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This refreshing dandelion raspberry lemonade is both tasty and beautiful! Made with simple, fresh ingredients and dandelions you can pick from your own yard.

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Spring has arrived and so have the beautiful little dandelions! From the time the first dandelion pops up right before spring my two boys race to pick it and ask if we can make dandelion tea! They will pick every single one they see so I usually try to have them wait until we can go pick a whole bunch for tea. Otherwise we have a few laying here and there that just wilt and waste away.

This year I decided to try something brand new! It was too warm outside for hot tea and we were in the mood for something refreshing. A dandelion raspberry lemonade sure sounded like it would hit the spot!

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ARE DANDELIONS EDIBLE?

Yes, dandelions and their leaves are safe and nutritious to eat for most people! Just make sure they haven’t been treated with pesticides or any other dangerous chemical. And of course there is always the possibility of allergic reactions or interactions with certain drugs when it comes to herbs so be sure to do your own research!

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF DANDELIONS

Nowadays dandelions are often considered a nuisance, just a weed, or a fun flower to pick and blow away once it has gone to seed. But if you take a look at history you will find that dandelions have been used for thousands of years medicinally and to maintain overall health.

Dandelions were used medicinally by Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese. Every part of the dandelion plant can be used. The roots can even be used to make dandelion ‘coffee’. Apparently when the roots are roasted and brewed it looks and tastes like coffee. Something I definitely want to try!

The dandelion herb is thought to have detoxifying properties, help reduce inflammation, contain prebiotic properties promoting a healthy gut and much much more! They are chock-full of vitamins, and minerals. Its really fascinating to research the not so simple little dandelion!

HOW TO USE DANDELIONS

  • Accurately identify and pick dandelion flower. Just pop the flower off the stem when you pick it.
  • Soak in cool water with a little vinegar and gently rinse.
  • Add fresh to lemonade or fruit water, brew up dandelion tea, or store them until use.

HOW TO KEEP DANDELIONS FRESH

After soaking and rinsing your dandelions lay them out to dry on a towel. Once dry you can loosely wrap them in a paper towel and put in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last for a few days.

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KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED

  • Colander
  • Cutting Board
  • Mason Jar
  • Citrus Juicer

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR DANDELION RASPBERRY LEMONADE

Water

Lemons

Organic Sugar (or your favorite sugar alternative)

Mint Leaves

Fresh Dandelions

Fresh or Frozen Raspberries

Ice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill pint sized mason jar 3/4 full with water.
  2. Add 1 tbs sugar
  3. Add juice from 1 lemon (more or less to taste and depending on size of lemon)
  4. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  5. Add desired amount of ice and stir.
  6. Add mint leaves, dandelions, and raspberries to taste.
  7. Enjoy this simple and refreshing summer drink!

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Yield: 1 Pint

Refreshing Dandelion Raspberry Lemonade

above shot of two mason jars with dandelion raspberry lemonade on a cutting board with fresh cut fruit and a tea towel

This refreshing dandelion respberry lemonade is sure to hit the spot on a warm summer day! Simple, from scratch, and healthy!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon (adjust to taste and depending on size of lemons)
  • 1 Tbs Organic Sugar (or sugar alternative)
  • Mint Leaves
  • Dandelions
  • Raspberries

Instructions

  1. Fill pint sized mason jar 3/4 full with water.
  2. Add 1 tbs sugar
  3. Add juice from 1 lemon (more or less to taste and depending on size of lemon)
  4. Stir until sugar dissolves
  5. Add desired amount of ice and stir
  6. Add mint leaves, fresh dandelions, and fresh or frozen raspberries to taste.
  7. Enjoy this simple and refreshing summer drink!

Notes

You can also add chilled dandelion tea for a stronger dandelion flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 pint

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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6 Comments

  1. corrie Jennings

    I love your recipes!! They look so yummy!! Cant wait to try them!!

  2. Ooh I’ve been looking for recipes using dandelions!! It sounds delicious!!

  3. Ann

    This flavor sounds so good together and looks so pretty!

  4. The next time I make dandelion fritters, I’ll be serving them with this lemonade 😉 Looks great!

    • Dandelion fritters sound interesting!! I will have to look into that. Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

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