Not only can the leaves, roots, and flower add a pop of colour to your plate, but they’re also can be transformed into a delicious lemonade.
They’re used as a natural remedy to support blood sugar management and boost skin, liver, and heart health.
And they pop up in a very interesting time of the year. The very moment the weather starts to warm up and when we start craving fresh, fruity flavoured things.
It has the perfect combination of fruity and zesty flavours and is one of the tastiest warm-weather beverages we have ever had.
This wonderful springtime recipe for Dandelion lemonade and much more can be found in my mother Gaby Wieland’s fabulous cookbook!
- 3 ½ litres of water
- 100g – 150g of honey
- 7 dessert spoons of cider vinegar
- 100 dandelion flowers without stem (or 20 hawthorn flowers, 9 elderflower heads, 9-12 meadowsweet flowers in full bloom, 20-25 rose flowers or 60-80 red clover flowers)
- 2 organic or unwaxed lemons (juice from 1 lemon + 1 lemon sliced)
- Pour the water in a large jug or pot (ideally earthenware), add the honey and vinegar. Squeeze the juice from one lemon, cut the lemon in pieces and add both to the mixture.
- Put the dandelion flowers (You can also use elderflowers or meadowsweet flowers) into the jug.
- Stir well. Cover and leave in a warm place for 24 hours.
Dandelion blossoms steeped as a tea can help relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, backaches, stomach aches and even light depression. Not only will this Dandelion flower recipe be a tasty treat, it will be another way to access the healing properties of these sunny yellow flowers!
Karin Mueller is co-owner of Solaris tea and has been working in the field of wellness and health for over 20 years now.
She is a Medical Herbalist (BSc Hons), practising Midwife (BSc Hons), Massage and Spa therapist and experienced course facilitator and teacher on a wide range of topics related to mindfulness, meditation and women’s health.
She is currently also studying in the ‘Medicine of Light’ school to deepen her spiritual practise.
Recipe adapted with kind permission from Gaby Wieland's from Neantog Cookbook.
If you like this recipe, you might like The Neantog Cookbook
The Neantog Cookbook offers a selection of recipes of soups, salads, mains, and sides that work well with them along with ideas for breakfast and drinks, baking, and desserts. If you have food intolerances you will find recipes that are glutenfree, dairyfree, yeastfree, and vegan.