I made two batches of Broccoli Cheddar Patties and the kids were having broccoli for their lunches almost every day. I had one bunch that didn't have another 24 hours of good life left in it. When it comes to that time in our produce's life, we juice! As much as we juice, I feel like I make the same juices all of the time and they don't have broccoli in them so I was excited for the change.
'They' say that you should have 1/3 fruit to 2/3 vegetables for a good and healthy juice. I do a little more like 50/50! Maybe it's because we just like the sweeter juices or maybe we use really hearty greens in our juices so we need a little more fruit to balance it out ... I'm going to plead my case for the later conclusion! I think by doing it 50/50 you get a perfect mix of sweet greens. I also usually add a lemon or lime to our juices because it helps cut the uber earthy flavor of the greens. I highly recommend it but it is purely personal preference.
When it's time for the kids to wake up, I blast the blender so they can wake up to a tasty little treat ... they wake up a little happier that way! Amazingly enough, they didn't even want to try this juice! They just saw the broccoli out on the table and wanted to eat that plain. Strange kids! Oh well, more juice for Paul and I ... another good problem to have.
Makes about 5 cups
Oh Sweet Broccoli Juice
1 large head broccoli, stem and florets
1 c packed kale
1/3 pineapple, about 10 oz, core and all
2 granny smith apples, cored
juice of 1 lime (optional)
Blend, blend, blend! Add ice, water or aloe vera juice to get the consistency you like.
|My broccoli lovers didn't want the juice, just the trees!|