Yield: 2 glasses
¼ cup broccoli florets
¼ cup cauliflower florets
½ pink grapefruit
½ tablespoon linseeds
½ tablespoon almond nuts
2 tablespoons dried pitted dates
(pre-soaked for a smoother blend)
½ cup dried apricots
½ cup non-dairy milk
1 cup water
1. Put water, milk, broccoli, cauliflower and grapefruit in a blender. Whiz until mixed thoroughly.
2. Add linseeds, almonds, dates and apricots. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
If you find the taste of grapefruit too sharp for your liking, you may substitute it with equal part orange for a sweeter taste. Add more water if you find your smoothie quite thick.
Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli are a great alternative to leafy vegetables when making green smoothies. They contain no fat, are rich in Vitamin C and are very low on carbohydrates.