Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
One of the most important aspects of a clean diet is to ensure that we are getting our daily greens! I am forever encouraging my clients to make their diets more plant based (instead of grain based). I always get a very familiar response – they don’t know how to cook vegetables well or what to use. Drink them and steam-fry them is what I say! So I thought I would include this simple recipe of how to quickly cook your greens – just add a protein, such as chicken or fish, and it’s a perfect meal.
1 tbsp coconut oil
4 different types of green, seasonal vegetables (I used Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and leeks), chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of half a lemon
1. Heat a pan with a lid over a medium-low heat, then add the coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of water (make sure the pan isn’t too hot when adding the water to the oil). Add all the vegetables and garlic, mix well, then cover with the lid. Turn the heat right down and steam-fry for 3–4 minutes, or until they start to soften, checking regularly and stirring to ensure they aren’t burning or sticking. Keep adding water if needed.
2. Sprinkle a little salt, pepper and lemon juice over the top and serve. They should still be quite crunchy, certainly not mushy!