Broccoli Blitz Smoothie | GreenSmoothieGirl
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.
- 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
Blend first four ingredients until smooth
Add fruit and blend again until smooth
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?
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