This broccoli sprout smoothie is filled with all kinds of cancer-fighting ingredients. It’s dairy-free, vegan, and a delicious superfood breakfast!
Broccoli Sprouts are an Amazing Superfood
Awhile back, I wrote about growing broccoli sprouts at home (see my sprout growing guide here). I see them at the farmers’ market 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. Woot!
Harvest day for broccoli sprouts is always exciting, just look at those healthy sprouts!
How to Use Broccoli Sprouts
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.
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.
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. 🙂
Here are some suggested resources for growing your own sprouts (some affiliate links included):
- Victorio 4-tray sprouter or NOW sprouting jar with stainless steel screen
- Organic, GMO-free broccoli seeds
I’ve also written another article with Six Ways to Use Broccoli Sprouts, in addition to this smoothie recipe.
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.
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