Today is the first day of Vegan MoFo 2011, the Vegan Month of Food! The idea for this event is to get as many bloggers as possible posting vegan recipes and meal ideas during the entire month of October.
For my first post, I want to share this Anti-Cancer Green Breakfast Smoothie. It’s pretty much an evolution of my Energizing Green Smoothie, but with a special ingredient. Can you guess what it is?
Studies show that there are compounds in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli that fight cancer. How cool is that? However, as far as we know, these compounds are only present in raw cruciferous, not cooked. So, I chose to add these raw, frozen florets to my green smoothie. I can’t even taste them (I usually can’t stand the smell or taste of broccoli) and they actually thicken the overall smoothie.
Anti-Cancer Green Breakfast Smoothie – Serves 2-4
1/4 cup hemp seeds
4 cups filtered water
2 cups raw greens such as kale, romaine or spinach
1/2 block of organic tofu
4 large dates, pitted
1/4 cup prunes
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1/4 cup frozen pomegranate arils
1/2 cup frozen raw broccoli florets
1 cup frozen fruit like strawberries or mango
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons flax meal
Combine hemp seeds and water in a high-speed blender and whirl on high for about a minute. Next, add frozen fruit with the leafy greens on top (hold back the broccoli). Blend on high again. Lastly, add cacao powder, dates, prunes, tofu, flax meal and broccoli and blend one last time until smooth.
Doesn’t this just scream “eat me, I’m healthy!”?
I’m still on the road from my trip to San Francisco, but I’ll be back soon with photos and stories of my adventures.
Do you drink green smoothies and do you have any secret ingredients you’d like to share?