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Broccoli Rabe Tropical Power Smoothie


A smoothie to be reckoned with. No need for blanching or cooking the broccoli rabe before blending. Just toss those leaves right in. That bitter flavor mellows out perfectly when combined with pineapple juice. Even non-smoothie lovers may fall in love with this power packed drink.

Recipe by Shelley West
Shelley is the twenty-something author of Vegetarian Ventures, a new food blog that shares vegetarian and vegan recipes. She has a passion for spices and dancing in the kitchen.

Serves: 2
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 7 mins


  • 1 Cup broccoli rabe leaves, stems removed
  • 1 Apple, cored
  • 1 Banana, peeled
  • ¼ Cup parsley
  • ¼ Cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Teaspoons honey
  • 1 Cup pineapple juice
  • ½ Cup ice



1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process on high until completely smooth.

2. Pour into two glasses and serve.


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