Juicing with Organic Dandelion

Written by Max Goldberg on May 17, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I have been doing A LOT of juicing lately, some apple/carrot but mostly it has been green juice.

When I make green juice, I always try to mix it up so I am not using the exact same green vegetables every single day.

I’ll either use celery or cucumber as my base and then put kale, collards, swiss chard or some other type of leafy green in there. I’ll also throw in sprouts, if available, but will rarely juice spinach because of its high oxalic acid content.

One green that I used today was organic dandelion.

Without a doubt, dandelion offers tremendous health benefits. It is an excellent source of folate, magnesium, and phosphorus, and has plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, iron and potassium.

The one thing about dandelion, however, is that it is pretty bitter.

In this juice above, I used organic cucumbers, dandelion, and sunflower shoots. Nothing more.

I drank it, but I must say that I’ve had better tasting green juice before.

The next time I decide to juice dandelion, for sure I will be adding either lemon or ginger to “soften” it up.

And for those who are wondering, the juicer that I use is the Green Star 1000. I absolutely love it!!

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7 Comments

  1. Thanks for the great tips, Max!

    Written by Jeanette Watkins on May 19, 2012 @ 10:05 am
  2. My pleasure Jeanette!

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on May 19, 2012 @ 2:23 pm
  3. I’d like to buy a juicer and am not sure what to get…what do you use?

    Thank you!

    Written by NANCY FRIEDMAN on May 7, 2013 @ 3:57 pm
  4. Hi Nancy,

    Go to this post here: http://livingmaxwell.com/green-juice-broccoli-sprouts-lime and I list three juicers that I like. I own and use the Green Star.

    I am so happy to hear that you want to get a juicer!! Excellent news.

    Live well,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on May 7, 2013 @ 4:02 pm
  5. I purchased the Omega 8006. I love it!!! Yields a lot of juice, and super easy to clean. I’m fairly new to juicing and my wife and I are loving it. We are growing wheat-grass in our kitchen, and I’ve collected the material to build some hydroponic vertical grow towers.

    Written by AC on May 12, 2013 @ 8:19 am
  6. I am a part vegan I DRINK MILK EAT FISH i DO NOT OWN A MIXER/JUICER. HOW MUCH RAW VEGGIES SHOULD i EAT OR IS IT IMPOSSIABLE TO GET THE SAME BENEFITS

    Written by dreena perino on May 23, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
  7. Hi Dreena,

    The exact amount is hard to say but whatever it is, it would be hard to eat a few pounds of raw vegetables at one sitting–> equivalent of a juice.

    All the best,
    Max

    Written by Max Goldberg on May 24, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

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