This is a broccoli recipe even non-broccoli fans will love!
1 head of broccoli or cauliflower cut into florets
1/2 fresh lemon squeezed or 2 T. lemon juice
1-2 garlic cloves minced or 1 tsp. garlic powder
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
Optional: You can double the lemon and garlic for more intense flavor or add additional lemon juice after baking to add additional flavor zing.
Combine all ingredients into a gallon size baggie, seal and toss until all of the broccoli or cauliflower is lightly coated. Pour contents into a baking dish or lined cookie sheet. (A cookie sheet will hold 2 heads of broccoli and/or cauliflower.)
Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 – 25 minutes or until tender.
The broccoli will become softer the longer it is left in the oven.
Serve hot or store in a glass container in the fridge for later use.
The lemon garlic broccoli and cauliflower will store for about a week in the fridge and reheats nicely in the microwave.
The health benefits of this simple recipe are amazing!
Broccoli and Cauliflower are part of the cruciferous family of vegetables that help balance estrogen levels.
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lemon, and Garlic help the liver detoxify chemicals, drugs, and pollutants.
Broccoli, Garlic, Lemon, and Olive Oil are all powerful antioxidants that destroy harmful free radicals which are byproducts of detoxification, disease, and pollution.
Garlic and Lemon both boost the immune system and are natural anti-fungal, antibiotic, and anticancer remedies.
Garlic and Olive Oil reduce inflammation and protect against cardiovascular disease.
Enjoy this tasty and good for you recipe!
Lemon Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipe by Carolyn Almendarez
Carolyn Flynn Almendarez holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with additional studies in Nutrition and Holistic Health. She provides a unique blend of mind-body solutions to create health, happiness, and loving relationships. She is a strategist, problem-solver, and intuitive guide. She believes every woman deserves to feel beautiful, serene, and happy. She is committed to helping women create lives they love. She is the author of SMART Talk, Heal Your Grief, and Holiday Peace and Joy.
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