Pour olive oil into a sauté pan. Cook garlic for 30 seconds over medium heat. Add the green beans, and sauté until cooked to desired tenderness.
In a separate pan, toast the almonds over medium heat until a golden brown, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. This should only take a few minutes.
Once the green beans are cooked, add the toasted almonds. Toss with soy sauce (or tamari) and lemon juice.