Bulletproof Dandelion Tea

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

 

Ingredients:

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

 

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until combined and frothy, about 1 minute.

 

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When it came time to learn the gender of our baby, I decided that I wanted to do a gender reveal party for our close family. I have to admit, I was VERY surprised to find out it was a boy. I had been so sure it was a girl that I had the rest of my family and friends thinking that it was a girl as well. 

To share the news, I made cupcakes stuffed with blue frosting, so when everyone bit into or broke open the cupcake, the secret would be out! I used Simple Mills vanilla cake mix and vanilla frosting because of course I had to "healthily" these cupcakes :). I used this natural food coloring to make the filling blue. The blue is made from spirulina. Everything worked out SO WELL. The cupcakes both tasted and looked amazing. I love the Simple Mills cake mixes because they are made without grains or refined sugar. And no one could even tell the difference!

 

 

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