Add some broccoli into your macros. Whether in salads, smoothies, stir fries, roasted with garlic and lemon or simply by itself these little trees are a great option to add to your daily plan.
Some benefits of broccoli include:
- high in vitamin K which improves calcium absorption to improve bone density
- contains vitamin A, C and E which helps maintain skin and hair health
- rich in fibre, helping to maintain a healthy digestive tract
- links to lowering the risk of cancer
Top tip: Don't throw those stems out. Gram for gram the stem actually contains a little more calcium, iron and Vitamin C than the florets.
Here is a recipe to try with your next smoothie:
1 frozen banana
6 frozen strawberries
4 raw broccoli florets
½ cup milk of your choice
1/2 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut water
Blend in your blender and enjoy.
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