Dandelion is a great herb for both when you’re trying to conceive and already pregnant. Not only is it good for the body, it has a bitter, earthy coffee flavor, so it’s a good caffeine free substitute if you’re missing the real deal.
It is a gentle liver cleansing herb, helping the body get rid of toxins (such as hormone disrupting chemicals), making it an excellent herb for women who would like to get pregnant.
If you are already pregnant, dandelion can help reduce swelling, fight fatigue and minimize constipation.
This morning drink resembles a bulletproof coffee, without the coffee! It is good for anyone, not just pregnant women. It supports hormone balance in the body (which women need at all stages of having children) and provides protein from collagen, natural energy from maca and healthy fats from the coconut oil and ghee.
Bulletproof Dandelion Tea
1 TBS Dandy Blend (herbal coffee replacement made from dandelion)
2 TBS collagen (I used Great Lakes)
1 tsp maca
1 tsp cacao powder
½ - 1 tsp ghee
½ - 1 tsp coconut oil
Dash of cinnamon
Monk fruit extract to taste (optional)
⅛ cup almond or coconut milk
1 ½ cups hot water
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until combined and frothy, about 1 minute.