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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Broccoli Mango Tahini Smoothie

Ciao everyone!

Have you ever tried broccoli in a smoothie???

It can be surprisingly delicious!

After having read quite a bit on the nutritious powerhouse known as broccoli (see below), I really wanted to try it in a smoothie...

But next to all the great things about it were several warnings about how blech it can taste in blended form, if not carefully thought through...

So I thought. Then I thought again. Then I thought, "this is too much thinking for a smoothie. let's throw some yummy ingredients in a blender and see what happens. mostly because i'm tired of thinking. and i will sound really stupid putting this on the blog. maybe someone will laugh though. maybe i should get a puppy. nah, that's a bit too much work. all the potty training and crap. haha... didn't think i meant that literally. oops... oh yeah, broccoli smoothie. hhhmmmm...."

Aaaaand after that, I walked into the kitchen aaaannnndddd....

Broccoli Mango Tahini Smoothie
Lots of fresh broccoli
About 3/4 - 1 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons honey tahini (or 1 tablespoon normal tahini, 1 tablespoon honey or agave)
1 cup non dairy milk
Few drops pure vanilla extract

1) Stuff broccoli into blender. Slowly add milk. Blend.
2) Add mango, tahini, and vanilla. Blend
3) Enjoy!

Ciao for now

P.S. Here is some of those nutritious broccoli facts I mentioned earlier:
1-high in potassium (which strengthens the nervous system and its functions)
2-high in magnesium
3-high in calcium (along with 1 and 2, it helps regulate blood pressure levels)
4-high in vitamin C (boosts immunity)
5-high in vitamin K (boosts bone health)
6-good source of beta-carotene (also boosts immunity)
7-good source of the carotenoid lutein (which help the eyes, heart, and protect from cancer)
8-good source of glucoraphanin (protects body from sun damage and is anti-cancerous)
9-high in protein and fiber

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