Tennee | May 6, 2016
This tea is an incredibly simple to make and it benefits your body on multiple levels.
This tea combines the nutritional benefits of gogi berries, dandelion and lemon. A perfect spring companion.
Gogi 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. Gogi berries also contain long-chain polysaccharides that fortify the immune system. When soaked or eaten dried, gogi berries are a delicious superfood.
Dandelion is a bitter herb renown 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 fiber. All these nutrients help the body replenish and support the systems.
Adding in a pinch of 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
Alcholizes the blood
Supports the liver
Rich in vitamins and minerals
Combine 1 handful of gogi 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 gogi berries and eat!