Lemon Butter Green Beans

This has got to be one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made and I’m quit embarrassed to say that this was my first time using fresh green beans and I will never go back! Seriously the taste, flavor and texture are so good, not to mention the nutritional benefits of fresh produce over canned or frozen. My only excuse for not cooking with fresh green beans before this, was lack of knowledge. I didn’t know how, the best way to cook them, what seasonings to use. My lack of knowledge prevented me from enjoying a delicious vegetable in an entirely new way. I was sharing a few recipes with my Young Living family leading up to Thanksgiving and this one caught my eye. I decided to give it a try and you can too!

1 pint fresh organic green beans (trim stem ends)

1 Tablespoon Salt

1 Tablespoons organic butter or ghee

1-2 drops of lemon vitality essential oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Slivered almonds or cashews (optional)

Fill a medium sauce pan there quarters full of cold water. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Add salt and 1 pint of fresh, organic if possible, green beans (washed and ends cut off). Cook until water returns to a boil and beans are tender, about 5 minutes, Remove from heat and drain.

Immediately return the beans to saucepan. Add 2 Tablespoons of organic butter or ghee and 1-2 drops of lemon vitality oil. Add slivered almonds or cashews (optional). Toss and season with salt and pepper.