This Broccoli Sprout Smoothie is a superfood breakfast full of phytonutrients and cancer-fighting compounds. It’s a nourishing dairy-free and vegan recipe that only takes a few minutes to make.

two glasses of broccoli sprout smoothie on a table

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. I first learned about the benefits of broccoli sprouts when I was practicing a vegan diet; this recipe is part of my round-up of the best Nutritarian recipes.

While I’m not vegan anymore (see my article on the problems with a plant-based diet), I do follow a gluten-free and dairy-free diet that is also part of a PCOS diet.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You’ve probably heard about the potential cancer-fighting benefits of broccoli sprouts. As a cancer survivor, I like to include as many foods in this category as possible and recommend that you do too!
  • 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 smoothie recipe means you just rinse them and put them into the blender.
  • 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. If you don’t have fresh broccoli sprouts on hand, you can even use broccoli sprout powder instead.
  • I’ve also written another article with Ways to Use Broccoli Sprouts, in addition to this smoothie recipe.

Key Ingredients

I realize that the name of this smoothie isn’t the most appetizing or enticing, but I promise that it tastes like a milkshake. Well, maybe a healthy milkshake. If you want it to be sweeter, you can throw in 1-2 pitted dates.

Hemp seeds add plant-based protein and nutrition to this recipe, plus creaminess once they get fully blended.

Frozen berries and frozen banana add natural sweetness and thickness.

Cocoa powder adds a bit of a chocolate flavor and helps to cover any bitterness from the broccoli sprouts.

Broccoli sprouts are the key to this smoothie! I use homegrown sprouts, but you can also find them in most natural food grocery stores.

Baby spinach adds a little more nutrition and helps give the smoothie its distinctive green color.

ingredients for broccoli sprout smoothie

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine your water, hemp seeds, frozen fruit, broccoli sprouts, and cocoa powder in the base of your high speed blender. I recommend a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

ingredients in blender for broccoli sprout smoothie

Step Two

Turn the blender up to high and let it run for 30-45 seconds, or until everything is fully combined and creamy.

Step Three

Pour and serve!

green smoothie topped with broccoli sprouts

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can double this recipe if you want more servings.
  • Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
  • If you are sensitive to bitter flavors, you can use half the amount of broccoli sprouts. You can also add 1-2 dates to the smoothie to make it sweeter.
  • Grow your own broccoli sprouts using my guide to growing broccoli sprouts.
  • If you want to add more protein to this recipe, use one of the powders listed on my best clean protein powders.

FAQs

Can I use other types of fruit instead of bananas and strawberries?

Yes! I do recommend using a frozen banana because it adds so much thickness. But, you could also use frozen sweet cherries or frozen raspberries instead of the frozen strawberries.

What does this smoothie taste like?

Despite all of the nutrition in this smoothie, it is surprisingly creamy, thick, and delicious.

two jars of green smoothie on a table

Other Healthy Smoothie & Juice Recipes You Might Like

See my entire list of healthy dairy-free smoothies. And, don’t miss my round-up of the best Cancer Fighting Smoothies or the best Weight Gain Smoothies.

You might also like my article about the benefits of a green smoothie diet.

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Broccoli Sprout Smoothie


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This Broccoli Sprout Smoothie is a superfood breakfast full of phytonutrients and cancer-fighting compounds. It’s a nourishing dairy-free and vegan recipe that only takes a few minutes to make.


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine the water, hemp seeds, spinach, broccoli sprouts, banana, strawberries, pineapple chunks, and cocoa powder into the base of a high-speed blender.
  2. Process on the “smoothie” mode or for at least 45 seconds on high until completely blended.
  3. The texture should be smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can double this recipe if you want more servings.
  2. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
  3. If you are sensitive to bitter flavors, you can use half the amount of broccoli sprouts.
  4. Grow your own broccoli sprouts using my guide to growing broccoli sprouts.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: how to use broccoli sprouts in a smoothie, rhonda patrick smoothie, how to eat broccoli sprouts

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