Recipes for Recovery: Broccoli with Garlic and Ginger

Excellent source of vitamin C from broccoli. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals in the body and contributes to immunity and bone health. Broccoli is also a cruciferous vegetable which may enhance detoxification of undesirable compounds. To optimize its many recovery-related health benefits, lightly steam this vegetable and make sure not to overcook it.

Makes 3 serving(s)

Ingredients

1 bunch broccoli (1 pound), washed and chopped into florets
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

1. Cook the broccoli in a steam basket for 3 minutes, or until it is just beginning to soften. Remove from the heat.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Add the broccoli to the skillet. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes. Season the broccoli with the salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories 73
Total fat 3g
Protein 4g
Saturated fat 0g
Carbohydrates 9g
Sodium 237mg
Fiber 3g

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