This superfood is full of vitamins your body needs to produce collagen, the key nutrient to aging gracefully, while being rich in antioxidants.
Plus, it’s a tremendous ingredient in pasta – and who doesn’t love pasta?
You don’t have to look far – this isn’t some new and trendy superfood from across the world. In fact, it’s probably already in your fridge or crisper.
The magical superfood is none other than broccoli. Before you roll your eyes and close this page, read why your mom was right when she said ‘eat your veggies.’
The cruciferous vegetable kids and adults love to hate, its edible in all shapes and forms, from its stem to its tiny buds. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as iron and calcium. The vitamin C here is what you’re here for – it’s necessary for our body to produce collagen, the youth-preserving protein that makes your skin, hair, and nails look fresh. And broccoli is abundant in it.
To get the most out of broccoli, you should use the entire head of the broccoli, maximizing the superfood’s anti-aging potential. The best way to do this is incorporating it in a pesto that’ll go great with pasta.
Check out this Roasted Broccoli Pesto Pasta, a basic pesto recipe that uses roasted broccoli stems and florets pureed with almonds, cheese, lemon, arugula, oil, and reserved pasta cooking water. But to make a basic pesto, all you really need is a nut and herb of choice, lemon, garlic, and oil—if that’s all you have on hand, go rogue with those ingredients.
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