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This broccoli sprout smoothie is a superfood breakfast full of phytonutrients and cancer-fighting compounds.
Broccoli Sprouts are an Amazing Superfood
Awhile back, I wrote about growing broccoli sprouts at home (see my guide to how to sprout broccoli). I see them at the farmers’ markets and the natural foods store for almost $5 for a quarter pound, so making them at home is definitely the budget-friendly way to go. You don’t need dirt or anything, so it’s really an easy way to practice indoor gardening right on your kitchen countertop.
How to Use Broccoli Sprouts
Most people put brocolli sprouts on a sandwich or a salad, but I’ve been putting them in a green smoothie. The fruit in the smoothie 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.
Don’t miss my other Anti-Cancer Green Breakfast Smoothie recipe, too!
Broccoli Sprout Smoothie
Again, I realize that the name of this smoothie isn’t the most appetizing or enticing, but I promise that it tastes like a strawberry milkshake. Well, maybe a healthy strawberry milkshake. The ingredients include:
- hemp seeds
- frozen berries and other fruit
- cocoa powder
- broccoli sprouts
- baby spinach
- dates for sweetness
Can Broccoli Sprouts Help Prevent Cancer?
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 and I think you should too.
Once you get the hang of growing broccoli sprout at home, it’s pretty easy! It does take about 5 days from start to finish, though, so don’t waste anymore time getting started.
I’ve also written another article with Six Ways to Use Broccoli Sprouts, in addition to this smoothie recipe.
Other Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Might Like:
Or, see my entire list of healthy dairy-free smoothies.
And, here’s my recipe for a Broccoli Sprout Smoothie that is dairy-free and vegan:Print
A creamy dairy-free smoothie using broccoli sprouts.
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 cup broccoli sprouts, rinsed well
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 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, 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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