Roasted Dandelion Root is the perfect restorative tonic to support your liver and help get it in optimal functioning shape. The liver is so taxed from our everyday environment, household cleaning chemicals, poor diet, etc. Not only does the liver detoxify it also helps convert T4 (inactive thyroid hormone) to T3 (active thyroid hormone). If your thyroid is sluggish it’s something to consider cleaning up the function of your liver besides just looking at your thyroid for optimal functioning.
Roasted Dandelion is bitter which is what the liver loves to help clean it up – bitter foods/herbs! Other plants/herbs that are bitter and helps support liver function are the dandelion greens itself, asparagus, arugula, kale, cilantro, parsley, milk thistle, to name a few. Adding these foods to your diet will help support your liver.
In this latte, I’ve used the dandelion root itself and turned it into a powder to make the latte. Using roots keeps it fresher for long term storage vs. buying the powder. You can also make dandelion tea by steeping the root. It is actually a good replacement for coffee as well. You can purchase dandelion root tea right at your local grocery store. The roots and other herbs I buy from a reputable supplier such as Mountain Rose Herbs.
I hope you enjoy this healthy and detoxifying latte!!
Let me know in the comments if you give it a try!
Roasted Dandelion Root Latte
Great detox tonic for your liver!
- 1 tsp Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Powder
- 1/2 cup full-fat organic coconut milk such as Native Forest Brand
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tsp raw honey
- dash of cinnamon sprinkle on top after blended
In your high speed blender (or regular blend) add ingredients and blend it all up until frothy. Enjoy.
I like to buy roasted dandelion root in its whole form and make powder in a high speed blender (you can use a spice grinder or nutribullet to do this as well) instead of purchasing it in powder form for optimal effectiveness as well as freshness. Unless you plan on using the powder within a short time.