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
TipsDon't waste time weighing your greens, just grab big handfuls.
Find your IngredientsGreens - fruit & veg aisle Coconut flakes - baking or health food aisle Coconut oil - health food aisle or cooking oils All ingredients are available in major supermarkets Woolworths or Coles.
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 email@example.com for further details.
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