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All You Need to Know About Broccoli Coffee

08 March, 2021
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Broccoli Coffee: How to Make it and Health Benefits

If you’re ready to take the plunge and try making your own broccolatte at home, it’s actually pretty simple, although you will need some coffee-making equipment.

Broccoli powder is available to buy online and from health food shops everywhere. To get the full benefit of the broccoli, make sure you choose a powder that is 100% broccoli, with no added ingredients.

To make your broccolatte, pull an espresso shot, then stir in around two tablespoons of broccoli powder. Next, add some steamed milk, and sprinkle some more broccoli powder over the top. And that’s it.

There are plenty of potential health benefits to adding more broccoli to your diet. It is particularly rich in vitamins K and C, and also provides a good source of folate, phosphorus, potassium and calcium, as well as beneficial plant compounds like beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, and small amounts of vitamins A and E.

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Other benefits of a diet high in broccoli may include a boost to brain health, stronger bones thanks to its vitamin K, and calcium content, and anti-inflammatory protection for the cells of the body.

If you’re thirsty for more unusual coffee concoctions, why not take a break from modern innovations, and draw inspiration from a drink with its roots firmly in the past? You may not have heard of chicory coffee, but people have been brewing it for hundreds of years. Made from the ground roots of the chicory plant, this herbal coffee substitute has been served in both eighteenth century Prussia and in New Orleans’s Cafe du Monde. Find out how to enjoy it at your own breakfast table here.

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