Broccoli is a crunchy, super vegetable that's loaded with protein, fiber, and antioxidants. It boasts in helping prevent various types of cancer, improving eye health, and helps you shed the excess pounds. In fact, the structure of broccoli’s protein is similar to that of animal protein. One cup of broccoli contains 3 grams of protein - which may not seem like a lot,but when coupled with quinoa; this makes for a protein loaded meal. (1)
Broccoli with garlic sauce takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare, making it a perfect meal for a busy gal (or guy.) It may seem like, it only contains veggies, but believe me when I say - this meal will not leave you feeling hungry!
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Quinoa or brown rice (cooked per package instructions)
2 bunches of broccoli roughly chopped
2 TBS of coconut amino or Braggs liquid amino
1½ tsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp coconut palm sugar
3/4 cup vegetable stock
½ tsp sesame oil
1 TBS coconut oil
4 cloves of minced garlic
crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1½ TBS cornstarch
Wash the broccoli thoroughly and set aside. Mix liquid aminos, rice wine vinegar, sugar, vegetable stock and set aside.
Heat coconut oil over high heat. Add garlic and broccoli and quickly stir-fry so the garlic doesn’t burn.
Stir fry for 15 seconds and add in the sauce mixture. Let the sauce come to a boil, and mix in the cornstarch
Add cornstarch slowly while stirring the broccoli and sauce constantly. Let the sauce cook and thicken until it coats the back of a spoon. If you like a thick sauce, add more cornstarch. If you like your sauce thinner, add less.
Turn off the heat and add in sesame oil, stir and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
Top with crushed red pepper for spice.
Enjoy with quinoa or rice.
As always, eat with love and gratitude.