I remember when President George H.W. Bush said he never liked broccoli and as President, he would never have to eat it.

Little did he realize he was missing out on some amazing nutrients that help prevent cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging.

If you find the recipe too sweet for your liking, just halve the amount of sweetener or to taste.


  • 2 large heads of organic broccoli, washed and dried thoroughly, cut into florets
  • 4 cloves organic garlic, chopped or minced
  • 5 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons coconut vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, add broccoli florets and set aside. In a small bowl, add garlic, oil, vinegar, maple syrup, sea salt and pepper, and whisk for 1-2 minutes to incorporate all ingredients.

Pour this mixture onto broccoli and toss to coat evenly.

On a large cookie sheet, spread broccoli evenly throughout, making sure not to overlap pieces.

Roast in oven for 30 minutes, or until slightly browned and a bit crispy.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 servings