I’m a sucker for food fads, so bring on the unicorn cakes and the cotton candy cocktails. In fact, as a Gemini, I’ll frankly try almost anything twice.
And as a pretty slothful twenty-something, I often struggle to remember if I’ve fulfilled my required fruit and veggie intake for the day. Does a Bloody Mary count? Especially if I’m not cooking for myself at home.
So when I heard there was a way to get caffeinated AND eat my daily vegetables all in one, I figured this might just be the trend for lazy me.
Enter Broccoli Coffee. The food industry’s latest gross-sounding attempt to get everyone to eat their greens.
The scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Host Innovation discovered a way to dry and pulverize ugly broccoli (bunches too imperfect to sell in stores) into a flavorful green powder. Mix two tablespoons of it into any drink, soup or food recipe and you’ll end up with a whole serving of vegetables.