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Green Smoothie Recipe

Our Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe with Carmen Morgan

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May 5, 2018
Updated September 5, 2018
Category: Recipes

There are multiple compounds in plants that provide benefits to us mortals (when consumed). You are likely familiar with vitamins and minerals. Even if you don’t fully understand what they do, we can agree that they’re necessary to sustain life and do good for the body.

Not as widely heard of are hormetic compounds, also referred to as phytochemicals. One of which, isothiocyanates, is derived from breakdown of glucosinolates. These are highly concentrated in cruciferous vegetables:

● kale
● broccoli
● green collards
● Brussels sprouts
● cauliflower
● cabbage
● arugula
● Bok choy
● watercress
● turnips
● rutabaga
● radishes
● horseradish
● wasabi

When raw cruciferous vegetables are chopped or chewed, an enzyme called myrosinase comes into contact with glucoraphanin and produces sulforaphane. Evidence suggests that sulforaphane, a sulfur-containing isothiocyanate, may help inactivate and eliminate carcinogens. They’ve also been shown to help decrease DNA damage by reducing inflammation (the underlying cause of many diseases) and reactive oxygen species. Pretty powerful suckers!

Note: In the absence of the enzyme myrosinase, glucosinolates cannot be hydrolyzed into isothiocyanates. It’s not a problem when consuming raw cruciferous vegetables; however, when exposed to heat (cooking), myrosinase is deactivated. Don’t you worry your little panties off, there’s an easy solution. Mustard seed powder, commonly found in the spice section of most grocery stores, has a stable form of this enzyme. Simply sprinkle a little on cruciferous vegetables after cooking, and you’re solid!

Broccoli sprouts are the highest dietary source of sulforaphane, a whopping five times more than mature broccoli. Here are two delicious broccoli sprouts smoothie recipes you can add into daily routine today.

The Incredible Broc Broccoli Sprouts Smoothie Recipe

Broccoli Sprouts Smoothie

Ingredients

● 1/2 (packed) cup broccoli sprouts
● 1/2 cup cucumber (skin on)
● Juice from 1/2 lemon
● 1 orange, peeled
● 1/4 avocado, peeled
● 10 shakes turmeric powder
● 1/8 tsp. Himalayan salt
● 2 scoops Recovery Protein
● Splash of pure organic coconut water8
● 1 cup water
● 2 cups ice (consistency preference)
*Not from concentrate. Look at the ingredients label if you’re confused. If it says “coconut water from concentrate,” do not buy.

Broccoli Sprouts Smoothie

Directions

1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse until smooth. Enjoy & feel refreshed!

Longevity Shake Recipe

Broccoli Sprouts Smoothie

Ingredients

● 1/2 (packed) cup broccoli sprouts
● 1 cup frozen cherries
● 2-3 tbsp. Walnut Almond Cashew (WAC) butter
● 2 tbsp. plain Greek or Skyr yogurt, full fat
● 1/8 tsp. Himalayan salt
● 2 scoops Recovery Protein
● 1 scoop Hemp Force Active
● 1 tbsp. MCT Oil
● 1 cup unsweetened vanilla milk
● 1 cup water
● 1-2 cups ice (consistency preference)

Broccoli Sprouts Smoothie

Directions

1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse until smooth. Savor every sip 🙂

Broccoli Sprouts Smoothie Recipe Video

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With a B.S. in journalism and a minor in business administration from the University of Florida, Liv Langdon contributes research-supported articles and educational recipe ebooks to the Onnit website. A former personal chef, she translates her skills in the kitchen to recipe development, food styling, and built the organic, locally sourced menu for the Onnit Cafe & Smoothie Bar and Food Truck. Her knowledge and experience in holistic nutrition has allowed her to cook and support some of our professional and collegiate athletes. She has previously worked as an online diet & lifestyle coach, nutrition consultant, personal chef, freelance journalist, and corporate sales director for a fresh meal delivery service. She has been a guest on the Total Human Optimization podcast and the Touching Base podcast. You can find her work in Men’s Fitness Magazine, Born Fitness, and is publishing her first cookbook this summer. Follow her on Instagram @livlangdon.
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