Pine-delion Green Drink

Pineapple has sweet, sattvic qualities, as most fruits do. If it is unripe, however, it takes on a sour effect, which can disturb the stomach, and, in excess, lead tot he excitability and irritability of rajas.


Dandelion greens have a bitterness not often found in the standard diet and bring light, clear qualities to the mind and body. Here, sweet and bitter dance together in a nice balance. Get the dandelion greens from your back yard, just make sure no sprays have been used.


2 cups water or coconut water

1 cup diced ripe pineapple

1 cup packed dandelion greens

Place all the ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend on high for 1 minute, until a fluffy, smooth puree results.

Tip: Mix up the greens with other wild invasive edibles, herbs, and other bitter greens. Switch the pineapple out for green apple o pear.

Recipe credit: Kate O'Donnell 'Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear mind'