Wild Greens Smoothie Bowl with Chaga
What better way to embody the energy of Spring than by foraging for wild herbs? So long as they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides, wild herbs offer a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that our bodies love.
Finding and picking these herbs can serve as a mindfulness practice. It’s a great way to connect with nature as the seasons change.
This Wild Greens Smoothie Bowl is packed with ingredients that maintain the body’s natural ability to cleanse. Featuring Stinging Nettle, Blackberry Leaf, and Chaga, this delicious smoothie bowl will put a spring in your step!
Stinging Nettle is a great source of vitamins and trace minerals. It is traditionally used to detoxify the body and support liver function. Stinging Nettle also has a historical reputation for soothing inflammation and seasonal allergies.
Nettle has a square stem that can reach heights of over 6 feet. Its leaves are heart-shaped and covered in tiny hairs that deliver a powerful sting when touched. We recommend wearing thick gloves when harvesting! Learn more about Stinging Nettle in our blog post here.
Blackberry leaves are high in vitamin C, tannins and flavonoids. Historically, they are used for their astringent properties and ability to soothe inflammation. Blackberry leaves support the body in flushing out mucous and fighting free radicals.
Blackberry plants are abundant in British Columbia, especially here on Vancouver Island! Identify blackberry patches by looking for thorny, dense shrubs, which can grow up to 13 feet tall. Wear gloves and sturdy shoes while harvesting to protect from thorns.
This medicinal mushroom has a rich history of use. From Siberia to China to North America, Chaga is a vital component of medicine for many cultures. It is full of antioxidants and traditionally used to combat free radicals and soothe inflammation.
In the wild, Chaga grows on birch trees in Northern climates. This is a symbiotic relationship and foraging this mushroom sustainably can be challenging. We recommend using our Concentrated Mushroom Powder in your smoothie bowl.
What You'll Need:
Your favourite bowl
1/2 Cup blanched Stinging Nettle Leaves
1/2 Cup Blackberry Leaves
1 Cup Frozen Mango
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
1 Cup Water, Coconut Water or your favourite Nut Mylk
1 TSP Chia Seeds
1 TSP Shredded Coconut
How to Make Your Wild Greens Smoothie Bowl:
- Harvest and wash your wild herbs with gloves. Blanch the nettle leaves for 2 minutes in boiling water to remove the sting.
- Add nettle leaves, blackberry leaves, banana, frozen mango, lemon juice, Chaga Concentrated Mushroom Powder and liquid of choice to a blender.
- Blend until smooth and pour into your favourite bowl.
- Top with chia seeds and shredded coconut.
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