Can you feel the shift? The one where the ground begins to thaw. The leaves begin to bud and your garden glitters with dandelions everywhere.
I would like to think my 4 year old single handedly is responsible for the entire neighborhood looking like a field of wishes 😂 with each plucked dandelion, a new wish and consequently more new dandelions are made 🌬
As I dive deeper into the medicinal benefits of these wish makers, I couldn’t help but want to recreate an old classic.
𝒟𝒶𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓁𝒾𝑜𝓃 & 𝒷𝓊𝓇𝒹𝑜𝒸𝓀 𝒽𝑒𝓇𝒷𝒶𝓁 𝓈𝑜𝒹𝒶
Made famous centuries ago, this combo has a little cult classic following in Britain. Dandelion is an amazing herb to get to know. She’s a gentle diuretic, a digestive aid, a liver booster and blood sugar regulator. All of this and that is specifically just using the roots.
To make this spring soda, here’s what I did:
✨ 1 tablespoon dandelion root
✨ 1 tablespoon burdock root
✨ a few pieces of ginger
✨ a couple cloves
✨ simmer together for 30 minutes, then strain
✨ bring back to the pot & add 1 tablespoon coconut sugar and simmer until sugar dissolves
✨ add a dash of honey
✨ mix 1/4 cup of your dandelion & burdock decoction with 3/4 carbonated mineral water
✨ mix & enjoy!
This herbal soda is so perfect for the change in seasons. You’re getting the benefits of both dandelion and burdock with a hint of sweetness. It almost taste like root beer’s distant cousin 😋