Apple Spiced Collard Greens

2-3 bunches collard greens, rinsed and chopped
1 small to medium fresh apple, diced
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4-6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 to 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes (crushed red pepper)
1/4 to 1/2 cup organic apple cider or apple juice
1-2 Tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds; then add the chili flakes, diced apple, chopped greens, apple cider or juice, and continue to stir. 
2. After about 4-6 minutes, or when the greens are tender, remove from the heat. Add apple c ider vinegar and salt. Toss gently and serve.

Recipe adapted by Leigh Wagner PhD, MS, RD from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre.