Broccoli is loaded with health benefits, such as omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins C, K, A and others. It is alkalizing, cholesterol reducing, detoxifying, antioxidant and more.
The World's Healthiest Foods (www.whfoods.com) had this to say about broccoli:
"It's no coincidence that more than 300 research studies on broccoli have converged in one unique area of health science—the development of cancer—and its relationship to three metabolic problems in the body. Those three problems are (1) chronic inflammation (2) oxidative stress, and (3) inadequate detoxification."
So what are you waiting for? Start chopping!
1 large head broccoli, cut into small pieces (I use the tender portions of the stems too)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups Quick mayonnaise (see below)
1 Tbsp organic, blue agave
Mix vegetables in a large bowl. Mix mayonnaise with agave and add to vegetables. Let sit for one hour to let flavors blend. Serve chilled.
Quick Mayonnaise *
¾ cup almond milk
2 Tbsp avocado
1 ½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar
¾ tsp sea salt
¾ cup virgin olive oil
Put almond milk, avocado, vinegar, and salt in a blender. Blend until combined.
With the blender running, slowly drizzle the oil through the hole in the top and blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
You can use this recipe with the Waldorf Salad from the 9/16/13 post too.
*Above recipe from Raw Food for Everyone by Alissa Cohen.com
Have fun experimenting with this recipe. You really can't go wrong. Try walnuts, sliced almonds, cashews, chopped dates or apples, grated carrot or other options. Really, there are a hundred variations that you can try.
Other dressings I have tried for this include a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice or an avocado smashed and mixed with some olive oil, lemon juice and spices.
Do you have a variation of this recipe that you can share? Let us know what you've enjoyed.