Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chipotle Lime Grilled Broccoli

Forget milk, Got broccoli?

Boring steamed broccoli...Yuk!  I just can't bring myself to eat it steamed...  

Did you know that broccoli is rich in calcium which provided essential nutrients that promote bone health and also helps strengthen muscle contraction, expansion and contraction of blood vessels, transmitting impulses throughout your nervous system and secretion of hormones and enzymes?

And did you also realize that your body constantly borrows or deposits calcium from your bones and teeth to meet your daily needs?  Your bones and teeth make up approximately 99% of your calcium content.  So make sure you keep it stocked up!

The Dairy Association has convinced us that if we don't drink our milk we won't get our recommended calcium intake. However there are other ways to get calcium; through broccoli, coconut milk, soybeans, kale, oatmeal, almonds, salmon, dried figs, arugula, turnip greens, tofu, sunflower seeds, sardines.  Be sure to also consume foods that are rich in vitamin D rich to help absorb the calcium. 

I also try to consume at least 1-2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil per day as a daily supplement for heart disease, increase immunity, proper digestion and metabolism and blood pressure.  Swapping butter for coconut oil is a great way to do it.  Plus you get the added benefits of a fat that make everything taste better!

Chipotle Lime Grilled Broccoli

Broccoli Head, Large Chunks (large enough to fit on grill nicely)
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Lime, juiced and zested
1 Tbsp Chipolte Adobo Sauce (sauce from inside canned chipoltes)
Himalayan Pink Sea Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper, Freshly Cracked (to taste)

Cut up broccoli so it's in nice chunks and you can lay them on the grill.  

Melt the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in a small pan, add the Lime Juice, Zest and Chipolte.  Brush over Broccoli as it cooks over medium heat on the grill.  Be careful as you brush it on, the grill will flare up from the oil.  

I like to cook mine until they are bright green and still has a nice crunch!

Serve with as a quick and easy side dish.
XO - Stormy


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