Here is a recipe for a very simple but delectable smoothie, that your entire family (including you) will love.
THREE INGREDIENTS! Yes, only three!
Three nutritional powerhouse ingredients, in fact.
/ Broccoli - This vegetable of the cruciferous family is full of precious nutrients to nourish you and your family. High in the nutrient sulphoraphane which has multifarious beneficial effects on the body, promoting (to name but a few) heart, eye and skin health. Sulphoraphane also stimulates certain antioxidant pathways, and bolsters the immune system. Broccoli can be labelled as "anti-ageing".
/ Banana - Probably the most popular fruit on the planet, bananas deserve every bit of their high acclaim. High in antioxidants, vitamin C (fortifying the immune system), vitamin B6 (protecting against anaemia and coronary artery disease), fibre (keeping things regular), and magnesium (assisting in bone and heart health, relaxation, to name a few) and copper. One banana has enough copper to keep up the production of red blood cells!
/ Coconut Cream - High in medium-chain triglycerides, coconut is easily used by the body as energy. It is a perfect fuel. It is rich in a variety of nutrients.
This smoothie blesses your body.
A few more delectably healthy facts. Thanks to the healthy fat content:
- this smoothie is very satiating
- fat-soluble vitamins and minerals can be absorbed by the body, which otherwise would be unavailable
Brocco-nana Booster Smoothie
Serves 3-4 / GF, DF
1 head of broccoli, lightly steamed (until vibrantly green), cut into florets and pieces (include stalk)
1 can of coconut cream
1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until creamy.
3. Serve immediately, or fill reusable BPA-free pouches and refrigerate or freeze.
Emilia loves eating this smoothie. I like to make smoothies like this one and store them in Kai Carrier pouches in the fridge or freezer. They are perfect for re-fuelling on-the-run, or keeping her entertained and nourished on hot afternoons! Kai Carrier pouches are easy to use and clean, and good for the environment. They are even dishwasher-proof! You can buy them here.
With love from my kitchen to yours,