Broccoli Sprouts in Your Smoothie

Fresh greens are always a welcome addition to your smoothie.

Time to grow: 5-14 days, that makes them great for impatient people and fun!

You can use them to boost the nutrients in your smoothie in combination with powders or on their own.

My particular favorites are micro-greens.

So I will share with you my newest and easiest method for growing micro-greens.

The initial investment for this setup is a bit expensive, but the ease of use and benefits over time will more than pay for your sprout machine.


Simply grow and add to your base smoothie or to your broccoli ginger smoothie

Add to salads, top off your bowl of soup and add into your lettuce wraps!

Share your notes on microgreens and sprouts below and have fun!!

I used an EasyGreen Sprouter, click this link to see on Amazon…
with Terra Fiber sprout mats use this link…
I set it to spray 2 times per day and set a square grow light panel on top of the plastic cover. The fiber mats are 5×5, so I cut them in half and they fuse together during the root growth. When my first tray is ready, I pull it out of the machine and out of the tray and set the microgreens on a dinner plate, this gives them time to dry a bit and keeps them in plain site as a reminder to add them to our salads, soups, smoothies, dips and more. The tray gets cleaned, a new mat and new seeds and put back in the sprout machine. If we don’t use them all at once, and they start to wilt, I just water them and set them under a lighted area. When all sprouts are cut off, we compost or give the remains to the chickens.

Pea Sprouts 9 days
Sunflower Sprouts 9 days
Sprout Microgreen System Picture with grow light.

Microgreens are packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes– plus they are so much fun to grow! I have gathered some nutrition data and will continue to do updates on this information as much as I can find.

The following information was put together by:

Phylloquinone- Vitamin K1 is required for blood coagulation and is most abundant in photosynthetic tissues of dark-green vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and broccoli. Among the 25 microgreens in the study, the most concentrated in phylloquinone was garnet amaranth (4.1 μg/g FW), followed by red sorrel (3.3 μg/g FW), green basil (3.2 μg/g FW), pea tendrils (3.1 μg/g FW), and red cabbage (2.8 μg/g FW) microgreens.

K1 is Fat Soluble

To avoid vitamin K1 deficiency, Dr. Schurgers recommends eating at least 200 grams of vegetables each day, in terms of microgreens having as much as 4x the amount of K1 per gram, adding microgreens to your meals will help you meet your vitamin nutritional needs. He also recommends consuming K2 on a daily basis, by eating some form of fermented foods.

Ascorbic Acid – Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the human body and acts as an antioxidant. The 25 microgreens exhibited Vitamin C content ranging from 20.4 to 147.0 mg/100 g FW. Among samples tested, red cabbage and garnet amaranth microgreens had the highest Vitamin C contents, followed by China rose radish, opal basil, and opal radish.

As described by DoctorYourSelf, vitamin C should be taken to bowl tolerance then take a little less than that to keep yourself healthy. Your body cannot make Vitamin C so you have to eat and supplement with it.

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