Extracting the juice from broccoli florets to create healthy and tasty beverages is a simple process. Many films, books and websites exist that boast the health benefits of juicing. Creating juices at home with an extractor is an easy way to pack tons of nutrient-rich fruits and veggies, including broccoli, into your diet. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A and a good source of dietary fiber, protein, folic acid and calcium, so add some broccoli juice to savory recipes such as soup or pasta sauce.
Place the broccoli in a colander. Wash the broccoli thoroughly under cold, running water. Move the broccoli to a cutting board and chop it into pieces small enough to fit through your juicer's intake chute.
Prepare your juicer for juicing. Line the pulp catcher with a plastic produce bag, if desired, to save on clean-up time. Place a clean cup container underneath the juice spout to catch your juice.
Turn the juicer on. Add the broccoli to the chute of your juicer. Use the plunger to help push the broccoli down the chute.
Remove the cup of juice from under the spout when you've finished pushing broccoli through the chute. Add the broccoli juice to your favorite recipe.
Items you will need
- Broccoli florets
- Cutting board
- Electric juicer
- Plastic produce bag (optional)
- Broccoli juice has a strong flavor. Make the juice more palatable by mixing it with milder and sweeter juices. Try mixing about 1/2 cup of broccoli juice with the juice of two apples, one orange, one carrot, one lemon, and a little bit of ginger or parsley.
- When buying broccoli, look for tightly closed green clusters and firm stalks.
- University of Illinois Extension: Watch Your Garden Grow: Broccoli
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