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Broccoli. A Miniature Green Tree of Goodness. Arch Nemesis of all children under 5. Rivalled only in childhood hatred by its cousin Brutal Brussel.

Of the cruciferous Family- a Notorious clan of Green Veggies so packed with nutrition that the Acai Berry pales in comparison. As well as Big Mama Broccoli The Cruciferous family tree includes Cabbage, Broccolini, Cauliflower, Kale and Kohlrabi…Yep these are the gold standard of vegetables. Increase the quantity of these guys in your diet and no doubt you will experience greater health.

Full of Vitamins and Minerals - one cup of Broccoli will give you 100% of your RDA of both Vitamin C and Vitamin K as well as a whole host of others. And also a lesser known fact…a fair pinch of Protein too. Bonus!

Broccoli is also chocka block full of Fiber…and Y’all know how I feel about that! [see My Blog “Fiber- Its more than just making you Poo” here ]

Also as a super handy and positive side effect, eating a diet moderately high in plant based carbohydrates (Fruit and Veggies) as close to their natural and raw state as possible has massive amounts of other benefits including weight loss, anti inflammatory benefits, disease prevention, body transformation and shape change, increased energy, improved digestion to name a few. And its so easy to do…all we have to do is eat them, our body does the rest.

So we have established that good ol’ Broccoli the ‘B-Tree’ is your friend in Health.

Hands down My absolute tip top best and most favourite way to eat this King of Veggies is in My Raw Broccoli Cranberry and Walnut Salad. This is a staple in My fridge every week and is My go-to when I want a hit of vegetables in any meal. I normally have a 1/2 Cup measure in the bowl and add a scoop to whatever meal needs a hit of nutrition.

Heres the recipe…Give it a go!

To make a big batch for sharing or to last a few days:

1kg Broccoli Chopped Small (I only chop tops of the Brocc. I don't chop the stalks, just use the “Head”)

1 Packet of Dried Cranberries - About 75- 100g

1 Cup Walnuts - Chopped

1 Handful Fresh Rosemary

Optional: Toasted Sesame or Pumpkin Seeds to Garnish.

Sprinkle Sesame Oil.

Mix it all together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and Massage through the Sesame Oil with your hands. Garnish with extra Walnuts, Rosemary and Cranberries.

P.S I’ll soon be posting the recipes for My Carb-Free Seed Bread pictured with the Broccoli Salad and also My Perfect Pumpkin Salad Recipe…Keep an eye out! :-)


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