Collard greens is one of the most nutrient dense, yet overlooked vegetables in existence. They’re one of my favorites to include in my personal diet and in my fighter’s diets as well. As a matter of fact, during training camp, this is the first thing Daniel Cormier eats each day. It’s his absolute favorite!

My approach to preparing collard greens is a little bit different than the way you’ve seen them traditionally prepared. This recipe is a bit shorter and very easy to prepare. You’ll find the list of ingredients below. Check out the step by step video and give it a shot!


  • One bushel (10-12 leaves) of collard greens
  • Thumb size piece (1 oz) of turmeric
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 whole shallot
  • Thumb size piece (1 oz) of ginger
  • Coconut oil (2 tbsp)
  • Himalayan Salt (to taste)
  • Ground Pepper (to taste)