Today I want to give you a few recipes to add some sting to your Spring. The Nettles haven’t started growing here yet since there’s a foot of snow on top of them. But it’s perfectly possible to use dried or frozen Nettles for these recipes.
2 tbsp of dried Stinging Nettle 1 cup of green tea, almond milk, juice or water 1/2 cup of frozen berries 1 banana Blits the Nettle and liquid first, then add the rest all at once or little by little, depending on how strong your blender is. I sometimes have this for breakfast, and it provides a real boost.
200g (~0.44 lbs) of fresh Stinging Nettle tops 1l (~2.1 pints) of water 30g (~1.06 oz) of butter 1 small finely chopped onion 1 small finely chopped clove of garlic 2 tbsp of wheat flour 2 tbsp of whipping cream 1 tbsp of herb spices salt, pepper, nutmeg Rinse the leaves and let them lie in boiling water a short time, strain and keep the water. Chop the nettle finely, fry garlic and onion, and stir it out with the boiled water. Add the nettles, spices and add cream to taste. If you can’t get hold of fresh Nettle, frozen or dried will do.
1 tsp of dried nettle 2 1⁄2 dl (~0.53 pints) of water Pour the boiling water over the Nettle, let it steep for 10 minutes and strain. On my membership site, I have a recipe for Nettle Beer as well 🙂
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I’ve heard of Nettle, and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, but never tried it myself. I think I might have to give some of these recipes a try!
I’ve found it can be used in almost every way Spinach can, and tastes better.
I just wrote a post about green smoothies – must try putting nettle in some of them. I certainly have enough growing in my garden when spring comes!
I have more than enough here as well, and on the other side of the railroad is even more. We picked three buckets of tops in less than half an hour and without moving more than 30 ft to either side.
Nettles are awesome! Thanks for the reminder, I might go for a walk later 🙂
My pleasure Sibylle 🙂
I have been taking freeze-dried nettles for years! They work!! Great recommendation.
I love these suggestions. I am so eager these days to learn about natural remedies and old recipes. I believe we are losing out by not knowing these old ways. Thank you for sharing 🙂
That’s one of the reasons I got started with herbalism 🙂 Thanks for the comment Kama