Broccoli smoothie? Yes, that's right, and it's fantastic! This is the perfect combination of ingredients to produce a zesty, sweet, frothy smoothie that doesn't taste a bit like broccoli. Want to sneak some veg into your kids' diet? I've got ya'!
Weekends are made for omelettes and pancakes, but during the week, I live off of smoothies. They're easy to make, mess free and they give you that feel-good nutrient boost to power you through your morning.
Most smoothie recipes are made with berries and bananas, and those are good too! But, if you want to sneak in some heart healthy, immune boosting broccoli this is the recipe for you.
Before you ask - the answer is no, this smoothie doesn't taste like broccoli! While I'm a big fan of broccoli, it's not the first ingredient that springs to mind when I'm looking for smoothie inspiration. However, I love to include a good variety of veggies in my smoothies, and I thought I'd give broccoli a spin.
After a bit of trial and error, I came up with the perfect combination of ingredients. This broccoli smoothie tastes good and you'll love its creamy texture! I promise. Zesty pineapple and sweet melon provide the perfect foil to the earthy taste of raw broccoli. The texture and taste are perfect. I guarantee that once you make it, it will become a regular in your breakfast rotation.
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💚Reasons You'll Love This Recipe
✅It's vegan and gluten free!
💚I promise that even though it's called a broccoli smoothie, it doesn't taste of broccoli! Pineapple and melon are the perfect foil for the rather strong taste of broccoli.
💚It's packed with nutrients, making it a healthy snack.
💚You can have this smoothie made in under 5 minutes, so it's the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings.
💚Broccoli smoothies are great way to sneak some healthy veggies into your children's diets. They won't even notice - Promise!
🩺Health Benefits Of Broccoli
I'm sure that you don't need me to tell you that broccoli is a nutrition powerhouse of a veg and a super high vibe food.
But, here's a few nutrition facts, in case you need convincing to try this broccoli smoothie recipe:
- Broccoli is a great source of vitamins C and K, as well as dietary fiber.
- It contains important nutrients such as folate, potassium, and antioxidants.
- The fiber content in broccoli supports healthy digestion and helps prevent constipation. It also promotes a healthy gut by feeding beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.
- Frozen Pineapple: You can actually use fresh or frozen pineapple in this smoothie recipe, but I like how this smoothie comes out so cool and frothy with frozen pineapple.
- Broccoli: All you need is fresh, uncooked broccoli for this recipe.
- Honeydew Melon: Honeydew (or Galia melon) adds a lovely sweet note to this smoothie.
- Spinach: Fresh spinach adds a big nutrient boost, plus it contributes to the lovely green color of this smoothie.
- Vegan Yogurt: I used soy yogurt, but you can also use coconut yogurt.
- Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is optional. I've included it here, because some people like a slightly sweeter smoothie. It's up to you!
👨🍳How To Make A Broccoli Smoothie
Hint: It couldn't be simpler!
- Tip all your ingredients into a high speed blender (or a bullet blender) and blend until smooth and frothy.
- Pour into 2 cups and enjoy!
💡Customize Your Broccoli Smoothie
Make this recipe your own. Here's a few creative ideas:
🧡Add some ginger, turmeric, or cinnamon to give your smoothie a boost of flavor and nutrition.
🧡Kale is a great option to add to a broccoli smoothie. It's packed with vitamins and minerals, and it adds a nice deep green color.
🧡You could also add banana and swap the pineapple for mango to add creaminess and flavor.
- If you don't have frozen pineapple on hand, use fresh pineapple and throw in a handful of ice.
- If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add water or almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you prefer.
- Want to feel fuller for longer? Add a nut butter or a tablespoon of chia seeds to your broccoli smoothie.
- Add a tablespoon of vegan protein powder such as pea protein powder.
If you've already blended the smoothie and have leftovers, transfer the remaining portion into an airtight container. Refrigerate the smoothie for up to 24-48 hours. I recommend shaking or stirring the smoothie before drinking it as it may separate over time.
If you have leftover smoothie that you want to freeze for later use, pour it into ice cube trays or freezer-safe containers. Smoothie cubes can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months. When you're ready to drink your broccoli smoothie, transfer the frozen cubes into a blender and blend until smooth.
🙋Frequently Asked Questions
You can add some extra spinach or substitute kale for the broccoli in this smoothie.
Yes, broccoli smoothies are really good for you! Broccoli contains a lot of protein, fiber and Vitamin C. In addition, broccoli smoothies contain numerous vitamins from the fruit and spinach.
I prefer to make this smoothie right before I'm ready to drink it, but you can make it the day before and store it in a glass container in the fridge. Give the jar a a good shake before drinking.
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Island Green Tropical Smoothie
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- ½ cup broccoli
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup honeydew melon
- ½ cup vegan yogurt
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- ½ cup spinach
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth and frothy.
- You can alter the consistency of this smoothie by adding water or a plant based milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you prefer.