I'm a jerk for food fads, so bring the unicorn cakes and the cotton candy cocktails. To be honest, as a twins, I try almost everything twice.
As a rather sluggish twenty-year-old, I often struggle to remember if I've done my picking up fruit and vegetables for the day. Does a Bloody Mary count? Especially if I do not cook for myself at home.
So when I heard that there was a way to get caffeinated and eat my daily vegetables in one, I thought that might be the trend for me.
Give broccoli coffee. The latest blatant attempt by the food industry to make everyone eat their greens.
Scientists from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Host Innovation have found a way to dry and pulverize ugly broccoli (grapes that are too imperfect in the store) into a tasty green powder. Mix two tablespoons of it in each drink, soup or meal recipe and you end up with a whole helping of vegetables.
Broccoli is also a great source of vitamins C, K, A and B6 and is super rich in other nutrients that are really good for you and your body.
If broccoffees do not look like your thing, consider broccoli powder as another useful additive to throw into a smoothie, shake, or muffin recipe you've always wanted to try. In combination with sweeter, tastier ingredients, you can hardly taste the broccoli and still enjoy all the benefits.
It all depends on what your taste buds can join. And if this broccoli looks attractive to you at all.
A broccoli latte brewed in the popular coffeehouse
Twitter lost its mind when news of broccoli coffee spread.
And I say that as someone who likes broccoli. But do not mess with my caffeine.
– Claire O'Dell (@ClaireOdell99) June 7, 2018
For most people, this health trend simply will not work.
I would think so if it were sealed in a ready to use container
– Seth Sanders (@SethLSanders) 7. June 2018
Because coffee does not bring you to the bathroom, let's add broccoli to make your colon move
– Zeinab Amin @ (@zeebooamin) June 7, 2018
At last I'll get flatulence and the natural laxative, all in one package
– Ⓥroom Ⓥaby (@GrandCacti) June 7, 2018
While others approach the Broccoli powder with their eyes open.
I would fully use broccoli powder in other foods / blends, love reducing food waste think it's a great idea for soups, smoothies, Dips, cheesy snacks is! But not in my coffee. That's okay. My coffee is alright when I'm not green.
– Molly 💖💜💙 (@SerendipMe) June 7, 2018
Protein in broccoli? Who would have ever thought.
"As Mashable reports, the organization has worked with research and development firm Hort Innovation to create a nutrient-rich broccoli powder that can be added to formulations for an additional dose of protein and fiber."
– 🌷 Kathryn Ⓥ 🇺🇸 (@SkinyVegetarian) June 6, 2018
I read the article, but its a clickbait idea. Like broccoli matcha for extra protein and fiber. There are farmers who have something to do with "ugly" broccoli heads that they can not sell to grocery stores. Seems like most people would use it in smoothies etc. Good way to reduce waste.
– Yo Pierre, voulez-vous venir ici? (@GoblynScholar) June 7, 2018
No matter which side you're on, I think we can all agree that it takes a brave soul to ruin Joe's morning mug with cruciferous vegetables.