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Broccoli Crunch Salad Recipe

Broccoli =’s healthy,  Broccoli Crunch Salad Recipe is the ultimate “Plan Ahead Healthy Meal Addition”. Broccoli Crunch Salad is easy to make and actually gets better sitting in your refrigerator each day.

broccoli crunch salad

This recipe idea comes from Whole Foods Grocery store. They offer a daily buffet of incredible food items and most of them are healthy recipe creations.

Why is Broccoli so healthy?

Have you ever heard of Glutathione?

Think of Glutathione as a much more powerful antioxidant than fish oil. Glutathione is the Master Antioxidant. Broccoli happens to be full of Glutathione.

A short few years ago I became pre-diabetic. This motivated me to set out to heal myself by eating whole foods and exercising and refused to take medicine. Whole Food Grocery store in a real way helped save my life. Broccoli Crunch Salad to me has become a breakfast staple. I honestly never thought eating Broccoli as often as I do now would have such a positive effect on my body.

Good News, l’m no longer Pre-Diabetic.

Glutathione counteracts the effects of oxidative stress, detoxifies your body’s cells, tissues and organs, and boosts your immune system, it will also optimize your body’s capacity to perform.

Great Reason To Care About Glutathione

Looking Younger

The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (in fresh produce as opposed to supplement form) can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture.

Many people automatically think of citrus fruit when they think of vitamin C, but did you know that broccoli provides 81 milligrams in just one cup? That is more than what you need in an entire day.

Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the main support system of the skin. Vitamin A and vitamin E are also crucial for healthy looking skin, both of which broccoli provides.

Our Ingredients…

Just like in life, food needs balance…

Which is Bacon 🙂

bacon-for-the-broccoli-crunch-salad

With Balance

Comes

Flavor & Textures

In Harmony

Fresno Chile

Fresno-Chile

Beautiful Sweet Red Onion

half-red-onion-sized

 Broccoli

broccoli crunch salad

Dehydrated Blueberries

dried blueberries

Broccoli Crunch  |  Printable Recipe Card Below

When preparing the broccoli there are two directions you could go. Wash and clean the Broccoli and keep it raw.

Part Two: Blanch the Broccoli in hot boiling water for 20 to 60 seconds. Then straight into an ice bath to shock the Broccoli to stop the cooking. This also sets the bright color of the Broccoli. Overcook the Broccoli and the color will fade.

More Health Facts About Broccoli – One of Natures True PowerHouses

  • Fresh Broccoli is a powerhouse of many phytonutrients  like thiocyanates, indoles, sulforaphane, isothiocyanates, and flavonoids like beta-carotene cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Studies have proven that these compounds modify positive signaling at molecular receptor levels to help protect against prostate, colon, urinary bladder, pancreatic, and breast cancers.
  • It’s just like medicine from nature.
  • Fresh Broccoli is an exceptionally rich source of vitamin-C; providing 89.2 mg or about 150% of RDA per 100 g. Vitamin-C is a powerful natural antioxidant, and immune modulator helps fight against flu-causing viruses.
  • Further, it contains good amounts of another anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-A. 100 g fresh head provides 623 IU or 21 % of recommended daily levels. Combined with the other pro-vitamins like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and zeaxanthin, vitamin-A helps in maintaining the integrity of skin. Vitamin-A is essential for healthy eyesight and helps prevent muscular degeneration of the retina in the older adults.
  • Broccoli leaves (green tops) are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin-A; (16000 IU of vitamin-A per 100 g) carrying these compounds, many Broccoli holds higher than that in their flower-heads.

 

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broccoli crunch salad
Broccoli Crunch
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Healthy Food That Tastes Good...Seriously
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 5 plus cups
Author: Steven Pennington
Ingredients
  • 2 Heads of Broccoli
  • 1/2 - One Red Onion Julianne / Thin Slice
  • 1/2 Cup of Roasted Cashews Chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup of Yogurt - Personal Choice
  • 1 Full Fresno Chile Julianna / Thin Slice
  • 3/4 Cup of Granola Any Kind You Like
  • 1/2 Cup of Dehydrated Blueberries
  • Few Pinches of Cayenne pepper or favorite spice blend
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of Honey
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
Optional
  • 3-4 Slices of Bacon Chopped
Instructions
  1. Clean and rinse the broccoli. Cut the florets off the broccoli / remove the stem. Slice half of one red onion into thin slices. Same cut on one Fresno Chile, be sure to de-seed & de-stem. Add in the yogurt, blueberries, Granola, black pepper, honey, garlic salt, cayenne pepper.
  2. Mixer together well...
Garnish with Bacon
Recipe Notes

When preparing the broccoli there are two directions you could go

Clean/wash the broccoli and keep it raw
Clean/Wash the Broccoli - Part Two: Blanch the broccoli in hot boiling water for 20 to 60 seconds. Then start into an ice bath to shock the Broccoli and stop the cooking. This also sets the bright color of the Broccoli. Over cook the Broccoli and the color will fade.

 

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Le Cordon Bleu Chef sharing food adventures from around the world with a style of cooking rooted in southwestern flavors using French culinary technique.

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