Garbanzo beans with spinach
Garbanzo beans, also called chickpeas, are an excellent vegan-friendly source of protein (1 cup containing 15 grams). Chickpeas are a rich source of fiber which keeps your colon healthy and helps regulate blood sugar levels. These beans contain many vitamins and minerals that aid in new cell growth which keeps us looking young and protect against genetic mutations that contribute to cancer development.
Spinach is an excellent source of iron, copper, magnesium, vitamin K, A, B2, B6, vitamin C, zinc and the list goes on and on. Spinach could be considered the world's healthiest food for its rich nutrient content. You just can't go wrong with spinach!
2 cups of garbanzo beans
3 cups of spinach
half of a small onion
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 tbs avocado oil, coconut oil or organic butter
sea salt and pepper
I prefer to soak the beans for a few hours (2 is usually enough in hot water) to reduce the cooking time. Soaking makes them digest better as well. The longer they soak, the sooner they are done. Once soaked, cook the beans in water and salt for about 30 - 45 minutes until soft.
In a pan heat the oil, add chopped onions and minced or chopped garlic. Add drained beans and cook for a while just to absorb the onion and garlic flavor. Add spinach and steam until soft. Add salt and / or pepper and any other seasoning you desire.
Can be served by itself or as a side dish with rice, fish, chicken, etc.