Steamed Broccoli with Chilli, Lemon and Almonds
Health-promoting broccoli as a low-cal meal
100g tenderstem broccoli
Squeeze of lemon
Pinch of chilli flakes
2 tbsp flaked toasted almonds
Steam broccoli and dress with lemon juice, chilli flakes and almonds.
Adapted from The Fast Diet Recipe Book by Mimi Spencer and Sarah Schenker
This way broccoli can be served as a low-cal lunch or as a side-dish for dinner on a low-cal day. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable full of important sulphur and organosulphur compounds. Sulphur is an essential ingredient for the production of glutathione, one of our innate anti-oxidants. Sulphur is also needed to produce to other amino acids important for liver detoxification, methionine and taurine. Almonds are a particularly healthy nut, reducing cholesterol especially LDL. Chilli increases metabolism and lemon juice stimulates the digestion.
157 calories per serve