Swamp Smoothie: Broccoli Avocado Apple Banana

074I recently shared our experience with Beneforté broccoli and I hosted a giveaway to share Beneforté broccoli with you. For an entry, I asked you all to tell me how you enjoy your broccoli cooked. So many of you mentioned eating broccoli with cheese, steamed, or in a stir-fry. Clearly, most of you guys and gals like your broccoli cooked. Since no one mentioned eating it raw, I was inspired to create a delicious smoothie recipe to share using raw broccoli.

We are in the midst of cold/flu season and it’s especially important to eat nutrient rich foods. Each serving of Beneforté broccoli contains 2-3 times the amount of phytonutrient glucoraphanin compared to other broccoli varieties when produced under similar growing conditions. Glucoraphanin boosts the body’s antioxidant enzyme levels, which helps maintain the antioxidant activity of vitamins A, C and E. Beneforté broccoli sounds like the perfect candidate for a smoothie, right? Well continue reading for the recipe and another yummy giveaway!

Swamp Smoothie: Broccoli Avocado Apple Banana
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Beneforté broccoli
  • Flesh of 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1½ cups vanilla almond milk
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy.

 

Beneforte-Broccoli1Beneforté is a fresh, packaged broccoli from Eat Smart available at all Sam’s Clubs. Beneforté broccoli comes washed, trimmed and ready to eat which has been really convenient for us. Would you like to try some? Enter the giveaway below!

Win A $50 Sam’s Club Gift Card!

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Giveaway ends on 3/10/2013 at 12:01 AM EST. A winner in the U.S. will be randomly selected, announced in the Rafflecopter widget above, and contacted via email. Check out my Giveaway Rules if you have any questions. Good luck!

I received compensation, giveaway prizes, and product samples to share my honest opinion as a Beneforté Broccoli Ambassador.

Beneforté® is a registered trademark of Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.

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134 Comments

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Judy Estrin

    Steamed broccoli with butter.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Laurie Emerson

    I love Broccoli with melted Swiss Cheese on top.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Bryan E.

    Thanks for the giveaway… broccoli, garlic, & red bell peppers sautéed in a little olive oil !

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Sand

    Broccoli cheese soup!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    BILL HOFF

    Wisconsin cheese soup with broccoli

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Lisa Garner

    I love steamed broccoli with cheese.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Sharon

    I love broccoli in stir frys!
    Thank You!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Michelle Tucker

    I like broccoli and rice casserole.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Sheree

    I love Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    joni

    Deep fried with ranch dressing.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Betty C

    I like broccoli cheese soup.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    loni

    steamed broccoli with a bit of butter…

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  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Peggy Rydzewski

    Beef and broccoli stir fry

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Vikki Billings

    I like chicken and shrimp stir fry (I add lots of broccoli

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Melanie

    Steamed broccoli with melted cheese on top. yum

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Laurie

    Broccoli and cheese soup is my favorite and sounds so good!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Chris Noe

    I like it roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and garlic.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Trisha McKee

    I love steamed broccoli with butter

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    jules mcnubbin

    my sister makes this broccoli casserole for thanksgiving every year, it is SOOO DELICIOUS

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Shani

    I love broccoli and cheese on a potato.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Robert Pyszk

    Cheesy broccoli and potatoes is my favorite

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Breanne

    Broccoli with cheese

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Lorena Keech

    Broccoli, cauliflower and green onions in ranch dressing is my husband’s favorite salad.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Jaque Richards

    I love broccoli raw and dipped in ranch dressing. :-) Thank you.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Cheryl Reinhardt

    Broccolli with cheese over the top and bacon bits!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    I like it best with cheese over it!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Gaye M

    I love Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Scarlett Graham

    I love Broccoli casserole.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    clynsg

    Steamed with a light cheese sauce

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Samantha

    Broccoli and cheese soup

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Heather S

    broccoli cheese soup

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    shawna

    Broccoli cheese soup!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Aaron Bretveld

    I love broccoli cheese soup.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Gloria S

    My favorite is broccoli cheese soup

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Webb W

    steamed broccoli with cheese

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Starr Greenwell

    I like brocoli with burned butter!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Tom

    Chicken & Broccoli

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Pauline M

    My kids will only eat it steamed with cheese on top, so this has become my favorite as well!

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Erica C.

    I like it with chicken alfredo.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Robin

    I love steamed broccoli covered with cheese

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Susan Smith

    I love broccoli and cheese soup

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Terry Cross

    Broccoli, rice and cheese casserole

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Shirley Hicks

    broccoli and rice

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Denise Donaldson

    broccoli cheese and chicken casserole :)

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    K. Cleaver

    I love Broccoli soup and just plain steamed broccoli.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    susan smoaks

    my mom makes a broccoli salad that is out of this world, with bacon and sunflower seeds and a mayo dressing

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    jen gersch

    i love brocooli au gratin

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Sarah L

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  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Sarah L

    Roasted with garlic.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Dawn Reid

    I love Broccoli and cheese
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  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Shannon

    I like it in a stir fry

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Andrew L.

    Broccoli and Cheese Soup! nom nom nom

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Deb C

    Lightly steamed broccoli florets with a good cheese sauce.

  • Reply March 9, 2013

    Leslie L. Stanziani

    I love broccoli cheese soup.

  • Reply March 8, 2013

    Ashley

    Chicken and broccoli

  • Reply March 8, 2013

    Ellie W

    Brocolli cheese soup is my favorite.

  • Reply March 8, 2013

    Katie K

    fresh steamed with a little salt

  • Reply March 8, 2013

    Theresa D

    I like Chicken and Brocolli stir fry

  • Reply March 8, 2013

    Elaine C

    I prefer my broccoli stir fried with some garlic and balsamic vinegar.

  • Reply March 8, 2013

    Kristi C

    My favorite is broccoli and cheese soup.

  • Reply March 7, 2013

    Kyl Neusch

    Broccoli and Cheese Soup.

  • Reply March 7, 2013

    Michelle W

    No dish, just steamed with a lot of pepper

  • Reply March 7, 2013

    Tracy S

    I love broccoli and cauliflower with cheese!

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    Jason Vaughn

    I like pasta con broccoli

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    Sharold Friedrich

    Steamed broccoli with a little butter is my fav

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    Paula Michele Hafner

    I love Broccoli and Cheese Soup.

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    Geoff K

    I love miso soup with broccoli – thanks!

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    Nadine L

    I love Broccoli Salad (Paula Deen’s recipe)

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    Leidy

    I keep it simple, steamed broccoli with butter and cheese

  • Reply March 6, 2013

    dani marie

    i love steamed broccoli or broccoli and cheddar.

  • Reply March 5, 2013

    ky2here

    Turkey Divan

    ky2here at msn dot com

  • Reply March 5, 2013

    Stacey B

    I love steamed broccoli & coliflour with melted cheese

  • Reply March 5, 2013

    Ashley Hatten

    Love broccoli and cheese soup

  • Reply March 5, 2013

    Monique Rizzo

    Cheddar brocolli soup.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  • Reply March 5, 2013

    Mary Cloud

    Broccoli, rice and cheese casserole
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  • Reply March 5, 2013

    McKim

    steamed broccoli

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Laura Jacobson

    I love broccoli and cheese soup!

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Mary Calabrese

    broccoli and cheese

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Tabathia B

    I like it cooked with rice and cheese

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Jessica To

    I like steamed broccoli with butter.

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    stephanie

    Cream of broccoli soup

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Amanda L.

    I love steamed broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower.

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    KIM H

    Steamed Broccoli with cheese is the best snack

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Sarah Hirsch

    asian style stir fry broccoli

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Janice Cooper

    Cream of broccoli soup :)

  • Reply March 4, 2013

    Stephanie Larison

    I like potatoes, broccoli and cheese casserole

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Throuthehaze

    steamed broccoli

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Jennifer Marie

    chicken stuffed with brocoli and cheese

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Carolyn G

    I love broccoli cheese soup. Mine is delish!

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Sadie

    I like broccoli slaw.

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    janna

    steamed with cheese
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Thomas Murphy

    broccoli with cheese on it

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Crystal F

    I only eat my broccoli raw. thank you!

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Mary Happymommy

    I like chicken & broccoli!

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Christine

    like Cream of Broccoli Soup

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Elena

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Nataly Carbonell

    Broccoli cream soup

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Michelle Hudak

    Beef and Broccoli stir fry

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Jody Sisson

    I like Cream of Broccoli Soup.

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Heather Hayes Panjon

    Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • Reply March 3, 2013

    Amanda Sakovitz

    i love broccoli and cheese soup

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Suzanne K

    Stir Fry brocolli with bell peppers, water chestnuts and shrimp

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Stefanie Gladden (Ann Lyfe)

    I love broccoli casserole!

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Rebecca Graham

    I like broccoli and cheese soup.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Barbara Montag

    I like broccoli in marinated veggies – thank you.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    nannypanpan

    chicken divan
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Rebecca Peters

    broccoli and cheese soup

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    kim

    I love cream of broccoli soup

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    beth shepherd

    I love broccoli and cheese casserole.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Alicia

    Plain ol’ steamed broccoli.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Claire

    Broccoli rice casserole

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Katie Roch

    I love broccoli cheese soup.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    carol

    Broccoli and Cheese is one of my favorites

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Cynthia C

    I like to use broccoli in my stir fry dishes.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Teresa

    My fave is a recipe I make called Broccoli and Rice casserole.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Tari Lawson

    I like Chicken Divan.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Ann Fantom

    I like to steam broccoli and melt cheese over it.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Kathleen

    broccoli, chicken, cheese and rice casserole

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    angie

    Broccoli and Cheese

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Shannon Barnes

    Broccoli and cheese for me.

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    chadro

    brocolli cheesey-potato casserole with mushrooms and artichokes

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Lori Walker

    we steam broccoli and dip it in hummus

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Don D

    broccoli and rice casserole

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Stephanie V.

    broccoli cheese soup and plain with butter and parm

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Mary Casper

    broccoli and cheese sauce

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Margaret Smith

    Chicken Alfredo with broccoli ontop of pasta

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Tamar

    I like making a broccoli casserole.

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Katherine

    Broccoli and cheese, or sometimes I put it in my lasagna

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    alisa

    I like simple steamed broccoli with some mayo or mac and cheese or fettuccine with broccoli!

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Jill

    My Mom’s broccoli and grape salad is the best!

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Heidi

    I love some simple steamed and lightly seasoned broccoli!

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Adrienne gordon

    Shrimp/Broccoli/rice and cheese

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Emily

    I like broccoli and rice casserole.

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Nicole Newby

    I love baked chicken and broccoli. Delicious.

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