When you think of broccoli, do you love it like I do? Do you bite into a whole head of it and eat it raw, like both of my kids like to do? :) Or on the other hand, do you find it quite mundane and are looking to spruce it up more, so eating it feels less arduous?
In any of these cases, broccoli lover or not, I have a simple but exciting new recipe for you!
What we eat has an immense effect on your energy, physically, mentally and spiritually. This very simple dish is strengthening—in a way where you can build solid bone structure and foundation— without becoming rigid or hardened, in your body or your mind.
Broccoli and tahini are both high in easily assimilated protein and calcium. You can consume them and at the same time not close up your body like more dense foods do, like meat and dairy, and simultaneously promote feelings of beautiful fluidity and flexibility.
This healthy broccoli recipe will help you feel strong, limber, and flexible in body and mind.
There’s a reason our parents always told us to eat our broccoli as kids!
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, closely related to cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower— all of which are amazing for you. Broccoli is a great source of dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin C. In fact, half a cup of broccoli has more vitamin C than half an orange does!
Broccoli is also a great source of antioxidants that protect your body against disease and inflammation. During digestion, a compound in broccoli called glucoraphanin is turned into an antioxidant called sulforaphane. This antioxidant can help reduce your blood sugar levels as well as cholesterol levels. Broccoli also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are vital for healthy eyes.
What is Tahini?
If you’ve never heard of tahini before, then let me introduce you to this amazing ingredient!
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It has a rich, nutty flavor and has been enjoyed in many world cuisines for thousands of years. Of course, not only is it delicious, but it’s also super nutritious!
Tahini is naturally high in important minerals like magnesium and calcium, which keep your bones healthy.
Tahini is a good source of healthy fats, including mono-unsaturated fats and poly-unsaturated fats. These are important for a healthy heart. It’s also a great source of compounds called phytosterols, which can help reduce cholesterol levels, protect your heart, and may even help prevent cancer!
Tahini is quite filling due to its high fat content. It’s a good idea to thin it out with lemon and other ingredients, like we do in our recipe here, so that you can enjoy it but not overdo it!
Draw Strength from Your Diet
What you put into your body matters so much to not just your physical wellbeing, but your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing too. If you feel light and resilient, it’s easier to feel connected to your heart, to your True Self, and keep feeling motivated and excited about life and continuing to unfold your own potential.
When you eat wholesome, healthy foods they impart their strength to you. They keep your bones, your heart, your brain, and your mind healthy and strong.
I hope you enjoy this strengthening and nourishing recipe! If you try this recipe, tag me onInstagram so I can see! Don’t forget to pin this recipe to your Pinterest boardfor your family and friends to see too!
1tbspwater(or a bit more as needed if you like a thinner consistency)
2tbspfresh lemon juice
Sea salt(to taste)
Large handful of broccoli sprouts
Cut the broccoli into florets.
Next, heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat, and lightly sauté the broccoli florets, for 2-3 minutes. Add to a large bowl when finished.
Mix the tahini, water, lemon juice and sea salt in a small bowl until mixed well together. You can add a bit more water as desired to make the tahini mixture into a thinner, more easily pourable consistency.
Toss the tahini sauce into the broccoli until evenly coated, and add the broccoli sprouts on top. Serve fresh!