Here's why I love green beans as a holistic nutrition coach. Green beans are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre, folate, vitamin K and silicon, which is needed for healthy bones, skin, and hair. The sauce contains dijon mustard. Did you know that mustard seeds are excellent sources of the trace minerals selenium and magnesium? Garlic, ginger and apple cider vinegar are all a great support to good digestion.
Steaming your green beans is a super easy and nutritious way to prep them.
Clean and trim 4 cups of green beans. I like to cut them into 2-3 inch pieces, but it's up to you. Just remember, the larger they are, the longer they take to cook.
Put these in your steamer pot and bring water underneath to a boil. Lower the temp so the beans can steam. Lift and shake the pot a couple times to insure even cooking.
Once they are done to your desired preference, remove them from the stove. **You can save the water underneath for veggie broth for another day**.
In a separate small bowl, mix together 1 TBSP of olive oil and apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp of dijon mustard and a 1/2 tsp of pure maple syrup. Add 1 medium clove of garlic minced, and 1 inch of ginger peeled and grated. Mix all together and pour over the beans, mixing well. Add a pinch of salt ifyou feel it needs it, and enjoy!
My kids love this recipe. There often aren't very many leftovers of this one!
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Shirley Van Egmond
Personal Fitness Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Helping women over 40 get strong and healthy bodies so they can live their best life!