Benefits and Nutritional Properties of this Dish
+ Zucchinis help to - lower choesterol; fight/prevent against cancer; boost a healthy prostate; reduce inflammation; fight/prevent against heart attack/stroke; lower blood pressure; high in manganese (helps to metabolise protein and carbohydrates)
+ Rocket - cancer prevention; high in antioxidants; high in vitamins C, A and k; boosts eye health; rich in minerals calcium, iron. manganese, phosphorus and potassium; promotes bone health and aids weight loss
+ Spinach - fights/prevents cancer; anti-inflammatory; loads of anti-oxidants; lowers blood pressure; improves vision; boosts immunity; high in vitamin A; promotes strong, healthy bones; assists in calcification; promotes a healthy brain and nervous system
+ Walnuts - lowers blood pressure; lowers cholesterol; fights/prevents cancer; boosts brain health and function; good digestion; promotes healthy hair; encourages better sleep; strengthens bones; assists in weight management
+ Basil - boasts cardiovascular benefits; fights/prevents cancer; promotes healthy skin and hair; reduces symptoms of joint inflammation and/or arthritis; promotes digestive tract health; anti-bacterial properties; assists healthy immune function
Guilt free second helpings? Hells yeaaaaah!
Zucchini Pasta with Walnut PestoServes 2
1/2 cup spinach
1 cup rocket
1/4 cup basil
1/3 cup walnuts
1 clove garlic
2 Tbspns lemon juice
1/4 tspn sea salt
3 Tbspns cold pressed olive oil
Wash zucchinis thoroughly and chop the top/tail off. Simply create 'pasta like' strands with the zucchinis by either cutting thin, julienne strips; using a spiraliser; or using fancy food processor blades (like I was fortunate enough to have come across!). Set aside in two separate bowls - pasta component is ready people!
Combine all ingredients for pesto into a high speed food processor and 'hey pesto' it's ready to go! (Hehe see what I did there?).
Top each bowl of pasta with a serve of pesto, season with salt/pepper and top with cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for my vegan peeps!) and/or any of your favourite raw toppings that you so desire. Go crazy! Get wild! Experiment! Relish in health and enjoy!
Blessings from my much loved and most overused kitchen tool - the buzzzzzing food processor x