Steamed Broccoli Dip

Vegan Steamed Broccoli Dip. Its low fat and a great replacement for guacamole! Salt, Oil, and Sugar FREE!

Does this look like a familiar favorite? Guacamole, perhaps? Nope! This is guacamole’s new friend: super, crazy healthy, cancer-fighting Broccoli Dip! The broccoli is steamed to make this dip mild and creamy.   One full cup has a little less than 150 calories per serving! I have met some people who are not avocado-fans, so this is a fun alternative! Next time your friends are chowing down on some Chips & Guac…whip up this healthy green goodness, throw in some chopped cilantro, and have yourself a healthy fiesta.

Broccoli is something that I eat every single day of my life. Even if broccoli only protected me from cancer that would be more than enough reason to stuff my face with it. I believe that broccoli is crucial to our diets, and below I have a short synopsis on why:

-High in Folate.  Natural Folate (not to be confused with folic acid) is key in the development of red blood cells which protect us from cancer. Lack of this compound can lead to obvious trouble.

-Broccoli and its cruciferous friends are bone builders. One cup of  broccoli provides 41 milligrams of calcium. It also provides a significant amount of vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and also contributes to bone health.

-Protein!!! READ THIS.

 100 calories of steak has 6g protein. 

100 calories of broccoli has 11g of protein. 

So next time someone asks you “But where do you get your protein?” Whip this little nugget out of your back pocket!

Ingredients (Serves 3)

3 Cups Steamed Broccoli Florets

2 Tablespoons Raw Cashews

Garlic

1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 Medjool Date, pitted

1/4 Cup Silken Tofu

1 Tablespoon Water

Directions

1. Blend all ingredients in your blender or Vitamix. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

**Note** To keep my snacks 100% nutritious, I stay away pita chips, crackers, etc. Instead I eat my broccoli dip with any kind of raw vegetable. Try it with fresh carrots, sliced bell pepper, or more raw broccoli!! 🙂

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Comments

  1. What can you substitute for cashew? Kids allergic to nuts

    • Hi Aleisha! Since it is such a small amount you could actually disregard the nuts completely. Also you could replace by adding an extra date, and about 1/8 Cup more silken tofu. In most of my recipes the nuts are optional. I do use Almond Milk often, but Hemp Seed Milk or Organic Soy Milk are great replacements for that too. Have a great day! Please let me know if you have any more questions.

      Peace, Love, and Berries
      Ashley

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