- Course: Side Dish
VEGAN GREEN BEANS AND POTATOES
This VEGAN GREEN BEANS AND POTATOES recipe is comfort food at its best. Potatoes are the most satisfying carbohydrate that gives a sense of fullness and satiety.
VEGAN GREEN BEANS AND POTATOES are great comfort food. Common beans do not differ mostly in their nutritional compositions; they differ slightly in taste, texture, and cooking times
BENEFITS OF GREEN BEANS
Green beans are high in folate and potassium. String beans are an anti-inflammatory food, that helps to keep blood sugar normal and lower cholesterol because it is high in protein and fiber. The protein found in beans when combined with a grain helps to complement the food.
Green beans may also help with:
- Weight control
- Promotes heart health
Polyphenol-rich beans have great health benefits, they are anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory, and anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties.
COCONUT MILK AND OIL AND ITS BENEFITS
In a study done in Sri Lanka where coconut milk, coconut scraps, and coconut oil are commonly used in cooking, it was found that coconut milk is a source of saturated fat in the diet. It was noted that lauric acid, a major fatty acid is found in coconut fat. Monolaurin, which comes from laurin, has antiviral and antibacterial effects on the human body.
It has been reported that coconut milk has many medicinal properties which include but are not limited to the following: it is an antioxidant, cardioprotective, anti-cholecystitis or swelling (inflammation) of the gallbladder, anticancer, antithrombotic or formation of clots of coagulated blood that form within a blood vessel or inside the heart), antidermatophytic, immunostimulatory, antifungal, and antidiabetic effects. Coconut milk is very rich in potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and selenium. It is helpful for anemia and joint inflammation and promotes the prostate gland. It is also good for lowering LDL cholesterol levels.
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- 1 pound green beans
- 4 medium size potatoes
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp Chicken style seasoning or boullon
- 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 3 cups water
- Take the green beans and wash very well. Cut the stems on the end of the string beans.
- Add the onions, potato, garlic, water and chicken style seasoning to the skillet, and allow it to cook until the potatoes are cooked.
- Add the string beans and coconut milk, allowing it to cook for about 5 minutes. Using a fork mash a few potatoes to thicken the sauce.
- Add the other seasonings and spices. Serve.