This Year's Spring Superfood
Hint – You can grow it yourself.
So much goodness and flavor can be added with hits of this tiny, but powerful herb. Plus in the Spring, herbs are at their optimal nutritional potential, offering a stronger punch of phytonutrients.
Coriander is most known for it’s spicy flavor, similar to cilantro. Its leaves are commonly used in Ayurveda practices, but can also be found as a garnish for dishes throughout the Americas and Europe.
The nutritional value of Coriander isn’t talked about much, but this tiny herb can help treat skin inflammation, high cholesterol, irregular bowel movements, anemia while also aiding in menstrual pain and some hormonal imbalances.
Coriander is a detoxifying herb with strong antioxidants that clean up free-radicals which then helps treat skin disorders, dryness and even fungal infections.
High in vitamin C and other essential acids like linoleic and palmitic acid, Coriander not only lowers levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), but it increases healthy blood flow and raises levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
Last note about this super-herb: Coriander is a natural stimulate that promotes secretion of the endocrine glands that regulate hormones. It can help regulate proper menstrual cycles, fight fatigue, increase strength, and even help to restore healthy bone density.
I really do love Coriander!!
Forget those expensive designer superfoods like Ashwagandha, Maca, Golden Berries! You can have the same detoxifying effects from a $.99 cent herb. Just make sure you use a water base when blending with your morning smoothie. The water will help filtrate the nutrients into your body better than an almond milk or other milk substitute.
Spring Detox Smoothie Recipe
I make this smoothie about 3x a week for breakfast and rotate it in with either Amaranth with nuts or eggs and veggies with turmeric.
What you need:
+ ½ Cup of Dandelion
+ 1/3 Cup of Coriander
+ 1/2 Avocado
+ Juice from ½ a Lemon
+ 1 TBS Chia Seeds
+ 2 TBS Hemp Seeds
+ 1 TSP of Dry Turmeric
+ 1 TBS Honey - or more to taste
+ 1 Cup of Water
I like to blend water and all greens first. Let those blend completely, then add in the dry herbs and lemon to keep the flavor fresh!
Enjoy and share your creations with me on Instagram!
Here are other great detoxifying herbs to try!
Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. This smoothie offers a cool kick, while fighting bacteria in the mouth and gut.
Binds to toxic heavy metals and flushes out of the system. Add to a citrus smoothie recipe to enhance the detoxifying effect.
Spice in flavor, parsley livens any smoothie and aids the filtering toxins in the three areas of the body: the liver, kidneys, and bladder. Parsley specifically aids these systems
Detoxes the kidneys and removes unwanted waste and free-radicals from the blood stream
Happy blending! xxSummer