First, there was mushroom coffee and now we’d like to introduce you to broccoli coffee.
Yes, that’s not a typo. Broccoli coffee is now a thing and according to scientists, having 2 tablespoons of broccoli powder in your daily caffeine drink of choice, is akin to having one serve of vegetables.
We can’t deny that broccoli is a nutrient-rich vegetable with plenty of fibre, vitamins (including A, B1 and B6) and minerals such as potassium, zinc and magnesium but what’s it doing in coffee? According to scientists, the powdered form of the brassica vegetable is an excellent way to meet your daily vegetable intake and although it might turn your coffee a slight green colour, the taste isn’t all that different.
The benefits of broccoli are plentiful with it constantly being referred to as one of the world’s healthiest vegetables. It’s anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, it can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and it can help promote strong bones so even though it might make your daily cup of joe taste a little… different… it’s probably worth it for the abundant health benefits.
If you want to experiment with broccoli powder in your next coffee, it can be added to an espresso shot before the steamed milk is poured.
Would you be game enough to try broccoli coffee? We’re up for giving it a try!