Edamame beans, are immature soy beans which have been harvested before the beans have had a chance to harden. In recent times been super underrated, though are becoming more and more popular thanks to our beloved sushi trains. But you don't have to go to sushi train to have these tasty little nutrient filled snacks, you can buy them from the frozen section of the supermarket! Just one cup of beans (with sells, but please don't eat the shell!!) pack a big nutrition punch, with 17g protein and 15g carbohydrates. Which makes them the perfect post workout snack.
1 cup frozen edamame beans
1 tsp salt - this seems like a lot but you don't consume it all
- Bring 3 cups of water to the boil in a saucepan, add salt and frozen beans to the pot.
- Once the water has come back to the boil, cook for 5 minutes
- Drain beans and put into a bowl and they are ready to eat. Simple!
Tip: Sprinkle the edamame beans with dried chilli for a little kick
Tip 2: You can cook a bigger batch of the beans in advance and just reheat for a quick afternoon snack