Introducing a Super Easy & Healthy Salad Recipe featuring the Superfood Broccoli and Greek Yogurt!
Why Is Broccoli a Superfood? It contains fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium and is high in Protein.
Broccoli frequently earns a top spot on "superfoods" lists. This is partly because it delivers a healthy dose of sulforaphane, a compound thought to thwart cancer by helping to stimulate the body's detoxifying enzymes. According to recent research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, raw broccoli provides significantly more of this beneficial nutrient than cooked. (Cooking locks sulforaphane in, making it unavailable to your body.) In the small study, men were given about 1 cup of broccoli, raw or cooked. Those who ate the raw broccoli absorbed sulforaphane faster and in higher amounts compared to those who ate it cooked. The findings add to growing evidence that links diets rich in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and cauliflower, to lower rates of cancer. (www.eatingwell.com)
Cut to the chase, here is the recipe of this simple salad that you can make in no time!
6 cups broccoli florets cut into bite-sized pieces
½ cup mixed seeds and nuts (almond slices or crushed walnuts)
¼ cup chopped red onion
Avocado, boiled eggs or tofu if you like to add some extra flavour or protein
Greek Yogurt Dressing
⅓ cup greek yogurt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Your preferred herbs (I like mixing mint leaves with Greek yogurt)
Salt & pepper if required
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli florets, nuts & seeds, and red onion
In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients.
Pour the dressing over the broccoli and toss to combine.
Taste for seasonings.
Serve immediately or take it for lunch!