Smoothalicious with Nettles & Mint

Serves 1


10 soaked almonds, soaked overnight & skins removed
4 soaked dates in 2 cups water, overnight & their soaked water
1 large banana, banana
½ fist full (gloved!) of tender, young nettle leaves*
½ fist full of fresh mint leaves


Blend all ingredients together for a thick smoothie, one you can eat with a spoon.  To thin add a little filtered water.

*Nettle leaves contain stinging hairs called trichomes, whose tips come off when touched transforming the hair into a needle that will inject several chemicals causing a sting followed by welts!  Once heated and cooked, the chemicals are inactive.