Quick healthy recipes make healthy choices a whole lot easier so you can say hello to Coconut Greens. A firm fixture on my menu, coconut Greens is easy to prepare and take minimal cooking time. They are also loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.
Coconut Greens – Key Nutrients
- This recipe contains nearly 8 grams fibre, which is approximately 30% of the recommended daily intake for females and just a bit less for the recommended intake for males.
- Fibre is a key component to weight management and increased fibre intake can help achieve a healthy body weight through increased satiety. This sense of fullness helps to reduce the overall intake of calories,
- 125 g broccoli (or approx 5 florets)
- 40 g kale (or a big handful)
- 25 g spinach (or a big handful)
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes
- Wash and chop broccoli.
- Head a frying pan and add a little water to the bottom of the pan with the chopped broccoli. Cover with a lid and lightly steam until water has evaporated.
- Whilst the broccoli is steaming in the frying pan wash and chop the kale. Remove kale from the stem and chop.
- Once the broccoli has slightly softened and the water has evaporated, add 1 tbsp coconut oil and add the kale.
- When the kale is starting to soften, add the spinach and pumpkin seeds and stir for 1-2 minutes.
- Your greens are ready to be served.
- I would love your feedback and comments below on this recipe and don't forget to tag me in your photos @amysavagenutrition
If you like this recipe you might like to try these easy healthy side dishes;
For a more detailed understanding of the daily recommended intake of Fibre, have a read of the Australian Government Guidelines here.
Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.