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A broccoli smoothie makes eating this nutritious vegetable easy as pie! Blended with fruit and yogurt, it’s a deliciously healthy snack.

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Want to eat more broccoli? Here’s an interesting way to use it: throw it into a smoothie! This Magic Broccoli Smoothie makes nutritious vegetable taste sweet and creamy. You can barely even taste that it’s there! Now, there are lots of delicious ways to eat broccoli that we’ll cover below (our favorite way makes it taste like French fries). But if you want to throw it into a beautifully green smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack: here’s your best bet!

Ingredients in a broccoli smoothie

This broccoli smoothie combines fruit and yogurt with the green florets to make it taste amazing! Our three-year-old sucked this down quickly and immediately demanded more. Of course, there’s no real trick: this smoothie is mostly comprised of fruit like apple, banana and pineapple. (If you want to eat lots of broccoli without the fruit, go to the other ideas below). Here’s what’s in this broccoli smoothie:

  • Broccoli: Chop it into small florets and throw it in!
  • Apple: We like using green apple for its sweet tart flavor and green color, but any apple will do.
  • Banana: Banana is key to getting a creamy texture.
  • Frozen pineapple: Frozen pineapple adds just the right frosty texture and sweetness. You can substitute frozen mango if desired!
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is great for smoothies because it loads on the protein, and it also has probiotics that are helpful for digestion and gut health. (Try our other Yogurt Smoothies.)
How to make a broccoli smoothie

Variations on a broccoli smoothie: make it greener, icier & more!

Want a bright green smoothie? Or like it super cold and icy? Here are a few variations on this broccoli smoothie:

  • Spinach. Add 1 cup baby spinach to make an even darker green smoothie!
  • Ice. Add ½ to 1 cup ice for a fluffier, icier smoothie.
  • Cinnamon. Spice it up with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Berries. Love berries? You can use those too. Substitute frozen strawberries or blueberries for the pineapple: keep in mind this will alter the color. It will also make it slightly more tart, so you may want to adjust by adding a little maple syrup as necessary.

Make it vegan: a few pointers

Like vegan smoothies? You can make this broccoli smoothie vegan by doing the following:

  • Omit the Greek yogurt and use almond or oat milk instead of water. Start with ½ cup and increase as necessary to get the right blend and texture. You also may want to add a little ice to make it frothier.
  • If desired, add protein via nut butter. Greek yogurt packs on the protein, so you may want to add a nut butter like cashew butter or almond butter.
Broccoli smoothie

5 more ways to make broccoli taste amazing

As we noted above: this broccoli smoothie is a great way to eat a little broccoli that’s covered by fruity flavors. But want to eat a large quantity of broccoli and make it taste good? Here are our favorite ways:

How to cut broccoli

Broccoli nutrition

This green vegetable is one of the healthiest you can eat! This cruciferous vegetable is part of a vegetable family that includes cauliflowercabbageBrussels sprouts and kale. Here’s what to know about broccoli nutrition:

  • It’s a great source of fiber. 1 cup of raw broccoli has 2.3 grams of fiber, or about 5 to 10% of your daily need. (Source)
  • It’s very high in Vitamin C. ½ cup has 70% your daily value of Vitamin C! (Source)
  • It’s relatively high in protein for a green vegetable. 1 cup has 3 grams protein. (Source) That’s a similar level to asparagus and potatoes.

This broccoli smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For plant-based, dairy-free and vegan, see the notes above.

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Broccoli smoothie

Magic Broccoli Smoothie


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies 1x

Description

A broccoli smoothie makes eating this nutritious vegetable easy as pie! Blended with fruit and yogurt, it’s a deliciously healthy snack.


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup Greek yogurt*
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup chopped small broccoli florets
  • 1 large green apple, chopped
  • 1 banana (room temperature)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender, adding the liquids first and breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until smooth. Eat immediately or store up to 1 day refrigerated in a covered jar.

Notes

*For a vegan smoothie, you can omit the Greek yogurt. If you’d like a creamy, texture, use almond milk or oat milk instead of water, and add additional water as necessary to get it to blend.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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15 Comments

  1. Orice Dailey says:

    Both myself and hubby are turning over a new healthy leaf in life and we are very interested in your smoothie recipes

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      Let us know which ones you enjoy!

  2. A says:

    Sounds good, but if I may: almost all the iron will be lost because of the dairy.

    Make it cruelty-free and healthier, and update the recipe to a plant-based yoghurt. Most have probiotics too, so there really is no reason for the dairy (and the smoothie will be cruelty-free, too).






  3. Dennis says:

    I am not a fan of broccoli, but I wanted to try something healthy. I thought I was going to have to hold my nose to get this down. I was wrong. It actually tasted surprisingly delicious.






  4. Barbara says:

    Can you use avocado instead of banana?






    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      The flavor would be much less sweet.

  5. Eric says:

    I tried this but substituted the pineapple (didn’t have) for grapes.

    Anyway, maybe I put a bit too much broccoli, in as the taste was ok, I made two glasses, drank one and put one in the fridge. Anyway, a few hours later, I’m still tasting the broccoli, not a fan of broccoli, but a fan of its benefits, I have a vitamix, so, there wasn’t any chucks or bits… but wow… a very strong aftertaste hours later. Maybe I really need to add in those pineapple chunks to get rid of that after taste. Maybe best to start off with half a cup of broccoli.






  6. Anonymous says:

    Looks 👍 will try these thank you 😊






  7. Charmain Parker says:

    GOD BLESS you both, I’ve waited for someone to come along and just teach me their processes on smoothies , THANK you both. I appreciate your website ! Again, GOD BLESS YOU BOTH! THANKS!

  8. Timothy Probert says:

    I hate broccoli, but absolutely love this smoothie prepared as recipe states. Now I can get my broccoli servings into my diet. Thank you.






  9. Missy says:

    Absolutely delicious! Nice fruity taste, bonus for added veggies and protein. I am always looking for delicious unprocessed food.

    If broccoli is not your thing, spinach or kale is a great alternative.

    For those that said it was gross, use the right ingredients in the right amounts and don’t use a crap blender.






  10. Joseph A Lipetzky says:

    All your smoothies look delicious, I’m having surgery on Thursday for my stomach or they have to close my esophagus up a little bit and close the opening of my stomach up a little bit and I’ll be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks but I can drink smoothies and then a soft food dyed for two more weeks so I’m looking for all recipes for all sorts of smoothies

  11. Anonymous says:

    Consistency of vomit and taste not far off. Admittedly i didn’t have pineapple, but used other ingredients. Far too thick and all I could feel is the seeded brocolli bits.






    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      The pineapple is essential for the flavor.

  12. Deli Aviles says:

    I love smoothie but I need help to lost weigth

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