Eat your greens!! I am not shouty, just very excited to share this easy peasy Green Veggie Bowl with you guys today. No, you will not turn green or have biceps like Popeye, but getting your daily dose of greens will give you other superpowers…
Why you should eat Green Veggies.
We all hear the health gurus preach “Eat your (green) veg”, but have you ever really thought why it’s a good idea to include leafy green veggies in our diet? Not only is leafy green veg low in calories, it is also majorly beneficial for your overall health. Including greens in your diet lowers your risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and keeps your mental health in top condition.
All about that Green Veggie Life
If you are minimizing your meat intake and is passionate about eating a plant based diet – this recipe is for you. You can make a whole meal out of this delicious and nourishing Green Veggie Bowl. I included the super power of:
spinach (full of iron, calcium and magnesium),
broccoli (Vit K and C, folic acid and potassium)
peas (dietary fiber, Vitamin A, iron, folate, thiamin, Vit C and manganese)
garlic (lowers cholesterol and is great for gut health)
zucchini (more potassium than bananas) and included fresh herbs like parsley and mint.
Simply stir fry the ingredients in coconut oil, top with cashew nuts and drizzle with fresh lemon juice and cashews.
More Green Powered Recipes
Get inspired with shades of green and these healthy greener recipes:
Spinach and Broccoli Coconut Soup
Spinach, Apple and Fennel Salad with Spiced Yogurt
Mushroom and Spinach Cauliflower Pilau
Zucchini Noodles with Sugar Snap Peas and Bocconcini
Zucchini, Pea and Mint Fritters
|Prep Time||10 min|
|Cook Time||15 min|
- 10 ml coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 small brown onion finely chopped
- 1 cup peas thawed if frozen
- 2 cups broccoli florets blanched
- 1 cup chopped zucchini
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 10 ml soy sauce optional
- fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup raw chashews
- handful freshly chopped mint
- handful freshly chopped parsley
- In a saucepan, heat the coconut oil and lightly fry the garlic and onion, until translucent.
- Add the peas, broccoli and zucchini - and saute for a few minutes.
- Add the spinach and fry until wilted. Add soy sauce for that umami flavour and mix through. Drizzle with lemon juice. Season to taste.
- Serve with fresh lemon and top with cashew nuts and herbs.