If you love coffee and you hate eating vegetables, there’s something perfect for you: broccoli coffee.
This article will focus on this beverage that is set to take the world of health nuts by storm. How’s it made? What sort of benefits does it offer? And does it taste like coffee?
All of these questions will be answered along the way, so don’t stop reading now!
By the way, don’t forget to repost this article online so that your family and friends — including health-conscious ones as well as those who are not fond of broccoli but know that they should add the hated veggie to their diet regularly — know that it’s possible for them to welcome broccoli into their lives in an entirely unique way.
From Ugly to Beauty
Broccoli coffee is indeed out of broccoli. Bunches of broccoli that are deemed too ugly to make it to supermarket shelves are dried and pulverized. That’s all it takes to turn regular broccoli into broccoli coffee.
So where’s the roasting part? There’s none!
Needless to say, especially if you are a huge coffee aficionado, broccoli coffee is not really coffee. It is christened as such because, during its introduction to the world, some coffee shops in Australia experimented with powdered broccoli by adding it into some of their blends.
It Came From Down Under
Australian coffee shops were the first ones to take advantage of broccoli powder because that’s where this powdered superfood first came into being — in Australia.
In fact, the concept of turning plain broccoli into broccoli coffee was first conceptualized by Hort Innovation and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia. Based on studies, the average Australian is not consuming the recommended amounts of vegetables daily.
The entities mentioned above thought that drying and grinding broccoli could address such nutritional dilemma. And guess what? It actually worked.
Just as Good as the Real Deal
Broccoli powder carries the same benefits as fresh broccoli because, after all, it’s still the cruciferous vegetable albeit in an entirely different look.
According to scientists, just 2 tablespoons of broccoli powder equate to the nutritional content of a serving of the real deal. Adding the recommended amount into a cup of coffee allows a consumer to obtain vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese and dietary fiber, to name a few of the many nutrients found in broccoli.
If you’re not a huge fan of vegetables and you cannot say no to a cup of piping hot java, then definitely you are one of the target people of broccoli coffee.
But Does It Taste Good?
When Australian coffee shops first offered broccoli coffee, the beverage actually had mixed reviews. Well, if you are not fond of broccoli because of its taste, you cannot blame those who didn’t like a cup of broccoli coffee.
Cannot picture yourself adding powdered broccoli to your coffee? No worries! That’s because the product can be mixed into so many other types of beverages. For instance, you may add it to your smoothies, which is a lot easier to do than dunking broccoli, as everyone knows it, in the blender.
In fact, you may also stir in some broccoli powder to your favorite soups, stews and other dishes where broccoli is commonly added. You may even sprinkle it on something that is not usually cooked with broccoli but you simply want to have it fortified with added nutrients.
Some Waiting Required
If you’re not from Australia where the pulverized cruciferous veggie first came into being, as of now you may have a hard time getting your hands on sachets of broccoli powder.
But if you are someone who is into DIY projects, there is really no need for you to wait for a long time before you get to try a cup of broccoli powder. Using a dehydrator, you may have some chopped up broccoli desiccated. Once bone dry, you may turn it into fine powder with the help of a spice or coffee grinder.