I love trying new greens & when I saw saw nettles on the Portland Food Co-op’s local order form, I couldn’t resist! And Victoria Boutenko talks a lot about nettles in “Green for Life” & I have always been curious about a green that is prickly when handled but yummy when blended or cooked.
Nettles are found all over the world & are often considered a weed although they have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Nettles are basically a cure all … they are high in iron, serve as a diuretic, are great for allergies, asthma, celiac disease, bladder infections & they relieve arthritis pain & SO MUCH MORE! Just google them & see for yourself!
Citrus Nettles Green Juice
5 cups nettles
Place all ingredients through the juicer & drink up! Or try nettles in a smoothie as you would any other green. Just be sure to use a glove when handling nettles as they really do sting! I stung my hand yesterday & the tingly sensation stayed with me ALL day!
Get your nettles on today! 🙂