Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Dazzling Daylight Flower Smoothie

by Kristen Suzanne in raw recipes, smoothies

Organic edible flowers are not just for salads and garnish. I love using them in smoothies, too! Did you know that organic edible flowers are rich in nectar and pollen (studies have shown pollen to be nutritious with minerals and vitamins). Roses, especially rose hips, are very high in vitamin C. Dandelion blossoms (and yellow flowers, in general) have plenty of vitamin A, while the leaves are loaded with iron, calcium, phosophorous and vitamins A and C. Marigolds and Nasturtium have vitamin C.

I made a magnificent smoothie from fresh organic peaches and edible flowers. You definitely want to try this.

Dazzling Daylight Flower Smoothie
Yield 3 cups

2 large white peaches, pitted
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup organic edible flowers

Blend the peaches and lemon juice until smooth. Add the flowers and pulse briefly. You want to have gorgeous flecks of colors showing. Enjoy served in a sassy wine glass or goblet.

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