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Broccoli Blitz Smoothie | GreenSmoothieGirl

A photo of two green smoothies with green and white straws next to a broccoli floret and a white bowl of spinach with a white background from Green Smoothie Girl's "Broccoli Blitz Smoothie"

Broccoli in a smoothie? Who knew that could be a thing?! Well, try out my amazing Broccoli Blitz Smoothie, and experience for yourself just how yummy — and incredibly healthy (did someone say cancer-fighting?) — this vegetable can get.

This is a great recipe if your kids are having a hard time eating those tiny trees! Never be afraid to put your foot down about their diet. It’s our job to help them grow strong, after all! If they need a little boost, give them this morning smoothie and send them on their way to play.

Broccoli Blitz Smoothie

Broccoli doesn't have to be cooked to be enjoyed! Try this recipe and expand your palate.

Course Breakfast, smoothie
Keyword broccoli, raw honey
7 minutes

  • 1 1/2 cups water/ice
  • 2 tbsp raw, organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cup broccoli florets and/or stems
  • spinach add until mixture reaches 2.5 cup line
  • 1 peeled orange, quartered
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 frozen banana in chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries

  1. Blend first four ingredients until smooth

  2. Add fruit and blend again until smooth

  3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours in glass jars and shake well before serving

Did you ever think as a kid, playing with your food and pretending those green florets were giant trees, that those mini forests could be protecting you from cancer? Maybe not even your caretaker knew! (Although I’m glad someone was watching out for you, making sure you ate your veggies.)

Broccoli has sulforaphane glucosinolates, which are anti-cancer compounds. Essentially, they block the cancer from forming colonies, which turn into tumors.

It’s also called a Superfood because of how much nutrition is packed into the vegetable. It’s loaded with fiber and vitamins, like Vitamin C (one half cup has almost 84% of your daily intake recommendation, more than half an orange does!). This vitamin does a lot of work protecting you from free-radicals as well, which are cancer-causing, unstable atoms that damage your cells.

So next time your kids ask, “Why?” when you tell them to eat their vegetables, you’ll have a solid answer to give them. All in a day’s work as a parent, right?

[Related Recipe: Broccoli-Rice Bake with Coconut Curry Sauce]

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  1. Sally says:

    I can only use berries for keto and no honey but maybe stevia is that healthy?

    1. Rose Butler GSG says:

      Hi Sally, yes, organic stevia is fine to use.

  2. Julie says:

    Is it better to have the broccoli pre-steamed beforehand?

    1. Hi Julie, it’s best to keep the broccoli raw to gain the most health benefits from this smoothie. It should blend fine; you may need to cut up the florets and stems small depending on your blender.

      Thanks for asking!

      —Lindsay, GreenSmoothieGirl

  3. Brittany says:

    What can I use to substitute for the banana? Many of the smoothie recipes that I have found call for bananas and I have tried to find the perfect substitute besides pineapple.

    1. Audrey C (GSG Support) says:

      Avocado is actually a great ingredient to substitute for banana as it will provide the same thick, creamy texture. Or you can also simply omit the banana from the recipe.

      Hope this helps!
      – Audrey, GreenSmoothieGirl

  4. Cindy says:

    How is this recipe frozen? It sounds like you can freeze other greens for up to a year and they will retain most nutrients. Is that true for the broccoli and fruits in this smoothie?

    1. Audrey C (GSG Support) says:

      Hi Cindy,

      You can definitely use frozen broccoli in this recipe instead of fresh. If you are interested in freezing the smoothie once blended, you can portion it into smaller containers to freeze or just freeze in one larger container. Any container you use for freezing you will want to leave space at the top for the smoothie to expand as it freezes and prevent any broken glass.
      Hope this helps!


      1. Ci says:

        Thanks Audrey! Exactly what I wanted to hear!

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