The element that is in broccoli sprouts that has been identified to be so healthful is called sulforaphane. A quick search on PubMed found all kinds of published studies on how this compound is being studied in cancer research. For all of these reasons, I am now growing a fairly constant supply of broccoli sprouts in my kitchen.
Two weeks ago, I wrote about growing broccoli sprouts at home here. Harvest day is always exciting:
Most people put sprouts on a sandwich or a salad, but I’ve been putting them in a green smoothie. The fruit covers most of the spicy flavor of the sprouts. Also, since it’s advised to rinse sprouts thoroughly before eating them, this way I don’t have to worry about drying them before I eat them. I just rinse and plop them into the blender:Print
Broccoli Sprout Smoothie
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 2 mins
- Yield: 4
- Category: Smoothie
- Cuisine: Vegan, Raw Food
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 cups broccoli sprouts, rinsed well
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- Combine the water, hemp seeds, spinach, broccoli sprouts, banana, strawberries, pineapple chunks, flax meal, maca powder, cocoa powder, vanilla, and dates into the base of a high-speed blender.
- Process on the “smoothie” mode or for at least 45 seconds on high until completely blended.
- The texture should be smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
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