By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
I do love snow, winter, taking my kids sledding, snowshoeing, practicing yoga in a warm room while viewing peaceful, beautiful snow-dusted trees and icicles. But, this year, here in the Northeast with over 7 feet of snow and record freezing cold temperatures…yes I’m dreaming of spring! This morning, I made this tart, light green juice as a reminder of springtime days ahead!
Rich in electrolytes and antioxidants this juice is perfect for an energizing start to the day or pre-workout afternoon snack. Broccoli stalk – that’s the bottom, tree trunk like part – is surprisingly high in protein, about 3.5 grams per stalk (114 gm). This often over looked part of broccoli is also a great source of minerals like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus and vitamins like cancer-preventive Folate and Vitamin C at 106 mg; an orange has about 83 mg; not bad broccoli!
Broccoli stalks are often overlooked and often you can just purchase the florets used in most salads, stir fry, etc. Besides juicing, broccoli stalks are great shredded into a coleslaw type salad. This No-Mayo Raw Slaw Recipe is a great place to add that broccoli stalk, or try it in this Superbowl Raw Slaw using a mandoline.
Try this Love Your Broccoli Juice for a sweeter spin using our new favorite high protein green ingredient!
Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)