If you’ve got a hankering for pasta, but know that you’ll regret eating it later, this is a great way to satisfy your craving AND keep give your body some nurturing greens. I know that raw Zucchini doesn’t have the same ring to it as warm Italian pasta, but believe me, when you use your Spirilizer to slice it into beautiful ribbons, you’ll see zucchini in a whole new light.
Benefits of Tomatoes
Tomatoes are known for their abundance of Lycopene, which is a carotenoid shown to help reduce incidence of cancer, particularly prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and macular degeneration. And, it’s even known as a natural sunscreen. Best to eat with a bit of olive oil to help absorbtion.
Health Benefits of Zucchini – Sourced from Livestrong.com
High in fiber, water, vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium, zucchini offers an abundance of nutrients to support your health. The water and fiber in this tender summer squash help you manage your weight by providing low-calorie volume. Its vitamins and minerals boost your immune system and promote the health of your heart, skin, lungs and eyes.
4 to 5 Raw Organic Zucchini, Sliced with Spirilizer
½-1 Jar Sun Dried Tomatoes (with Olive Oil is preferred)
¼-½ Cup Water
1 Clove Garlic
1 to ½ Jar of your favorite Marinara (I like the organic one at Trader Joes)
½ Cup Fresh Basil, Chopped
½ Cup Brazil Nuts, 1 Clove Garlic, pinch of salt, Chopped (Chop together in Cuisinart)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Top with Cashew Cream
- Blend in a Vitamix blender, sundried tomatoes, 1 clove garlic, water and marinara. If it’s still too thick, just add more water.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. This is your sauce to mix into the sliced Zucchini.
- Next, mix in your chopped Basil.
- Then, sprinkle the chopped Brazil Nut/Garlic mix on top.
- Top with a dollop of Cashew Cream