Ready For This? Blueberry-Broccoli Detox Smoothie

12 Dec
This Blueberry Broccoli Detox Smoothie is sweeter than you think and seriously healthy!

This Blueberry Broccoli Detox Smoothie is sweeter than you think and seriously healthy!

I’ve been thinking ahead to my ritual New Year’s detox and have been experimenting with green smoothies recently. My parents stopped by a few days ago, bearing wonderful gifts: a beautiful broccoli crown from their winter garden and a new rose bush (both pictured above).

The broccoli was so fresh that I wanted to eat it raw, to best capture its nutrients. Being in such a green state of mind, I decided to try whipping up a broccoli smoothie! I came up with this quick and surprisingly tasty recipe detailed below.

The broccoli taste is actually very subtle. Overall, this smoothie is sweet going down and has a sweet aftertaste. Want it even sweeter? Add some honey or agave nectar.

Blueberry-Broccoli Detox Smoothie

Simply blend the following ingredients in a blender on high for approximately one minute:

–1 cup coconut milk

–1/4 cup orange juice

–1 cup fresh blueberries

–1 cup fresh broccoli florets (raw)

–1/2 frozen banana

–1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Makes one 16oz. smoothie

Note: I tend to like my smoothies on the runny side. If you prefer a creamier consistency, use frozen blueberries and add some soft tofu or plain greek yogurt to thicken it up.

Looking for more smoothie recipes? Click here.

To your health,

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5 Responses to “Ready For This? Blueberry-Broccoli Detox Smoothie”

  1. Linda Bryce December 12, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    Sounds good. The picture of everything looks very inviting.

    • mbolke December 12, 2012 at 7:58 am #

      Thank you. It’s been fun experimenting with all things green!

  2. wartica December 12, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I have blueberries everyday, and broccoli at least 4-5 times a week; I’d recommend this combo pack for anyone looking to get some lingering toxins out of the body ! Looking to try out your smoothie mix 🙂

    • mbolke December 12, 2012 at 9:01 am #

      Thank you for the nice comment! I typically have blueberries with my quinoa hot cereal every morning. Thankfully, my 1-year-old loves them too!

      • mbolke December 12, 2012 at 9:06 am #

        By the way, I just checked out your blog site – you have some beautiful photos and interesting posts. You’ve inspired me to try coming up with a pear smoothie next!

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