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Hey you Healthy, Sexy, Vegan (or Vegan to Be 😉 ),

Before eating more plant based I had no idea how quick it would be to make high raw/raw tasty meals. I love that about this lifestyle. Yes it takes time to learn and change the habit of eating how we once did, but once we learn what is going to be good for the results that we’re wanting (i.e. this recipe is great for weight loss!) then the preparation process becomes second nature and saves you time.

Mushrooms: are low in calories, fairly high in protein and can provide a good source of fiber and many nutrients. Because of this, mushrooms are great for weight loss.
Basil: the traditional dosage of basil for weight loss is 300 to 2,000 mg of dried basil leaves per day- that may or may not be fun depending how much you like basil however simply adding an array of greens to your meals each day puts you in great stead.
Pine nuts: contain pinolenic acid, a naturally occurring fat that stimulates cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) which I’ve written about in recent blogs, both powerful hormones that alert the brain that the stomach is full when it is.

I’ve added salt to this recipe as an option for taste, however as salt holds water (many, many times it’s weight) I recommend that if you want to start looking slimmer ASAP then refrain from adding salt to this dish and others. You’ll get used to not adding it and not tasting it and begin to really savour the flavours that you are blessed to be experiencing.

Slenderising Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients:
Noodles:
4 zucchinis

Sauce:
2 cups pine nuts
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
Celtic salt to taste (optional)

Veggies:
1 hand full fine chopped baby spinach,
1 small handful fresh chopped coriander (cilantro)
1 small handful fresh and chopped basil
2 cups sliced mushrooms

Instructions:

Put zucchini noodles into a bowl
Pour the sauce on noodles
Spinkle the veggies in
Mix all together- hands do this best.
Enjoy. 🙂

Tip:
Keep skin on the zucchini’s if organic or if not organic then peel them before noodling. That is my general rule for food- If it’s not organic I like to skin it. If it is organic then I keep it in the dish as it is loaded with nutrients.

xx
Donna