Did you know that you could juice broccoli? I first learned about it when I read Lindsay Loves Veggie’s post on Broccoli Stem Green Juice. I was so excited about it that I begged her to submit her recipe to Raw Foods Thursdays and then highlighted her recipe the following week.
Juice from broccoli stems!
Broccoli and I have an interesting relationship. I love broccoli that’s steamed, drizzled with a little olive oil, garlic, lemon combination, and served al dente. But how often can one enjoy such broccoli perfection? It’s usually served over cooked, mushy, a brownish-grey color, or cold. Shudder. But once in a while it’s prepared perfectly, and it’s so good that the very next day I purchase a head of broccoli, determined to recreate the perfect steamed broccoli.
The broccoli sits in a bag in my produce drawer.
And it sits.
Until it’s barely usable, I chop off a few florets for a salad, and throw the stems away.
I still rarely steam broccoli, but right now I’m enjoying fresh broccoli, stem and florets, juiced in this Green Apple Pie Juice.
Green Apple Pie Juice
- 5 small apples (or 3 large)
- 1 head of broccoli with stem
- 1 handful of parsley
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1. Put apples, broccoli, parsley, and lemon through your juicer.
2. Add cinnamon and whisk to mix.
Makes 2 1/4 cups
- How do you like your broccoli cooked?
- Have you ever juiced broccoli?