Whoa! If the combination of a watermelon smoothie and a broccoli smoothie sounds strange to you, you’re right, it’s crazy. We are living on the edge here, but no worries because that’s where life gets really good.
And how can adding cacao nibs possibly make everything ok? They add fiber and an extra boost of energy, in addition to all the other amazing health benefits of cacao. I’m not sure how the green smoothie alchemy works here, but I’ll tell you this: it turns out delicious and purple and my kids drank it!
This is saying a lot, because my girls are totally on to me when I hand them a smoothie, even when it is pink or purple. They know that my high speed blender can hide vegetables in just about anything.
My kids are immediately suspicious . . . Mama are there cacao nibs in here? Mama is there a vegetable in here? Me, attempting to sound very nonchalant about the whole thing so they don’t realize how much I want them to drink it: Just try it and see if you can guess what’s in it.
At this point, the smoothie is subject to the vegetable test, where it must not taste (or smell) like a vegetable, it must taste sweet and fruity, or somewhat chocolaty, or else it will be rejected and abandoned by these discriminating children.
Now, before we dive into this broccoli smoothie recipe, time for a quick green smoothie making tip (a.k.a. random smoothie FAQs):
Is it better to use fresh or frozen fruit for smoothies?
I use frozen fruit in smoothies to keep them nice and cold, but you can always toss in a few ice cubes if your fruit is fresh. In this blueberry watermelon smoothie I use frozen blueberries, which are always available and more affordable than fresh ones. Cutting up the watermelon and freezing the chunks ahead of time would also work. Using frozen fruit is more important when you have a high speed blender because the speed of those blades creates a lot of heat. When you blend things like cacao nibs and broccoli, you’ll want to give the blender at least a minute to get everything really smooth, and that can warm up your smoothie if you didn’t start with cold enough ingredients.
What do smoothies have to do with living your best life?
I’m not a smoothie fanatic. But I do love writing, and feel driven to help people live up to their potential, and green smoothies have something to do with this. It’s not easy to rise in search rankings writing articles on self-improvement, so smoothies are my gateway drug. The logic is that people who drink smoothies are already doing something good to nourish themselves. They are not sitting on their ass all day and suddenly getting up to blend some vegetables.
Smoothie drinkers are more likely to be competent, driven people that have an urge to improve, a desire to take life to the next level. If you are one of these potential over-achievers, please take a moment while your smoothie blends to check out my other articles, browse the 30 Day Challenges, or fine tune your time management skills.
Now, without further ado, the Blueberry Watermelon Broccoli Cacao Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 banana
- 2 cups of watermelon chunks
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup broccoli
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- about 1 cup water, adjust to desired thickness
If you don’t have a natural food store nearby you can get Navitas Organics Cacao Nibs online. Toss all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. If you love this recipe, please take a moment to share, thank you!