Today’s recipe comes from our new contributor Kelsi Windmiller.
Hello, my name is Kelsi Windmiller and I am very exited to be a guest contributor for the BLDG 25 blog! I have been visiting this blog since it was created in 2006 and am continuously impressed with its lovely topics and sentiments. I am an illustrator, chef, tattoo artist, cyclist, and lover of music. I studied art in college and learned to cook from many talented chefs in the Philadelphia area (and my mother, of course). I have been working in kitchens for the past nine years and feel lucky to have a career in a field I am so passionate about. Last year I had the opportunity to create some vegan/vegetarian dishes for the home office employees at their café in the navy yard. It was a great experience and I made some lovely new friends. When it comes to cooking at home I like to keep the focus on a few healthy ingredients. This keeps my recipes clean, simple, and easy to make.
To start off the New Year I would like to share a detoxifying broccoli smoothie recipe. I know it may sound a bit strange, but it really is delicious. Broccoli is contains a large serving of fiber, which aids digestion and keeps you feeling full. Use mostly florets for this recipe because they contain the most nutrients. Antioxidant rich parsley really makes this smoothie green and bright. The sweetness comes from the bananas; just make sure they are ripe so you can avoid adding additional sweeteners. Bananas also add potassium to this smoothie, which you might need to fight off some New Year’s day woes. The sea salt and lemon juice are key in this recipe and if you love snacking on half an avocado sprinkled with sea salt as much as I do, then you understand why. It all blends together into a vibrant, velvety, deliciously healthy smoothie! I hope you enjoy.
Broccoli Smoothie (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Yields two large smoothies
1/2 head Organic Broccoli
1cup Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
2 Ripe Bananas
Juice From 1 Whole Lemon
2 pinches Sea Salt
12oz Almond Milk
2cups Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and serve immediately.
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