In a blender, combine: 1 can of garbanzo beans, 1/2 cup of chopped nettle greens, 1/4 cup tahini, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and 2 cloves of garlic.
Recipe here. Serve in an omelette, as pasta sauce, etc.
4) Green Smoothie.
Blend: 1 banana, 4 frozen strawberries, 1 cup of almond milk, 1/2 to 1 cup nettle, finely chopped
5) Soup stock.
Make tea, then pour the green liquid into an ice cube tray to store and use in recipes as a soup stock substitute as needed.
*Sustainable Harvesting Secrets*
If you come across a stand where the plants all seem to have their tops missing because someone else recently came by to pick them, or if the plants look kind of pale and faded rather than dark and vibrant, or if the leaves have lots of holes in them because they’re all being munched through by insects, sustainable harvesting ethos says keep on looking.
* Health Benefits of Nettle *
Stinging nettle is high in essential fatty acids; protein — more protein than any other plant, according to Steve Brill’s book; vitamin C and B-complex vitamins; and minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iodine and silica.
It’s also good for preventing gout, drying out your skin from the inside out (speaking from personal experience here), and stopping excessive menstruation.
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