Despised by children all around the world, broccoli is still fairly popular when it comes to vegetables, especially for juicing recipes. Although available year round, it’s at its best between October and March in both nutrition and flavor.

Rich in both vitamin A and C, which can help to support healthy eyesight and a healthy immune system, broccoli is one of many vegetables that also contains anti-carcinogenic properties. Dieticians and scientists have found evidence that certain compounds in broccoli can actually prevent healthy cells from becoming cancerous and inhibit the growth of existing tumors.

Broccoli is another alkalizing veggie powerhouse and is a key ingredient if you are juicing for weight loss. Broccoli is very low in calories but high in nutrition.

When turning juicing broccoli, it is important to clean it well, as it’s pretty easy for dirt and bacteria to become trapped in the head of the broccoli. For the biggest nutritional benefit, juice the stalks of the broccoli as well; although these are generally not desirable when making steamed broccoli, your juicer will extract all of the nutrition without ruining the texture of flavor of the finished product.  There is also much more water locked up in the stalks which help with the broccoli juicing recipes productivity.

Here are some broccoli juice recipes to get you started. You can alter the quantities or the ingredients based on your personal preferences. Because broccoli is not the most productive vegetable, the recipes call for more than you might think you need, but try it out first and alter the recipes to your taste preferences.

Broccoli Cucumber Carrot Celery

  • 1 broccoli stalk (entire stalk stem and green head)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery

Run the broccoli, cucumber, carrots, and celery through the juicer and serve immediately.

Broccoli Carrot Apple with a Kick Blend

  • 1 broccoli stalk (entire stalk stem and green head)
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 green apple
  • Handful flat leaf parsley
  • 1 Lemon

Juice the broccoli, carrots, apple, and parsley before stirring in the juice of one lemon or putting the peeled lemon through the juicer and serving. Enjoy!

Broccoli Pear Celery

  • 1 broccoli stalk (entire stalk stem and green head)
  • 2 pears
  • 3 celery stalks

Broccoli Watercress Pineapple

  • 1 broccoli stalk (entire stalk stem and green head)
  • 1 large handful of watercress
  • ½ medium pineapple ( more if needed)

Broccoli Apple Cucumber

  • 1 broccoli stalk (entire stalk stem and green head)
  • 2-3 large apples (granny smith)
  • ½ cucumber

Broccoli Grapefruit Orange

  • 1 broccoli stalk (entire stalk stem and green head)
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 orange

You can also try adding broccoli to many of your favorite juicing recipes to try to sneak some greens nutrition into favorite juice.  You can try just adding a few broccoli spears, not the entire stalk, or if are preparing broccoli for dinner, save the large stalk you might have typically trimmed off and thrown away for your next juice.

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