Maple Syrup Brussels Sprouts

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cute vegetable!  They look like small cabbages.  They may be small in size, but they are large in nutrition.  They are excellent sources of a number of nutrients, including vitamins C and K and also are very good sources of fiber, vitamin A, as well as a number of the B vitamins.  Like all cruciferous vegetables, Brussels sprouts have many antioxidants and suffer-containing compounds which are great anti-cancer agents.  Some people do not like the flavor of them plain, but I have found that even children will be enthusiastic if you add a bit of sweetness to them.

The participants in my detox program, From Fatigued to Fantastic, have enjoyed a recipe for lemon and honey glazed Brussels sprouts.  For the fall season, I recently found this recipe for Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts. Let me know what you think of it, by commenting below.

Maple Syrup Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar or maple syrup

Directions

Steam brussels sprouts over boiling water until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat until fragrant, being careful not to burn. Add brussels sprouts, lemon juice, pepper flakes and salt, stirring until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, stir for a minute and remove from heat, serve immediately.

 

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