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I’m sure you would be no stranger to “zucchini pasta”! It’s been trending all over the world along with our mates: kale, spirulina and green smoothies. It makes the perfect substitute for any pasta dish, instantly reducing the carbohydrate content and adding an abundance of nutritional value to what was once a nutrient poor, carb rich, dish. I’ve been gluten free for over three years now and initially I tried gluten free pastas in the early stages of my diet overhaul, but then I fell in love with Zucchini as a substitute and needless to say; I haven’t looked back!

This simple yet delicious substitute paired with your favorite sauce is more than enough to satisfy and keep your Italian comfort cravings at bay.

I’ll often have this twice a week with a variety of sauce and protein combinations. Today I’m sharing a very simple go-to Basil Pesto Pasta that can be made in less then 10 minutes. I’ve kept it simple, you can have it alone or add some chicken, tomato and olives for a heartier flavoursome meal.

Note* I use a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles; you can also use a vegetable peeler or a grater.

Ingredients

2 medium Zucchinis

1 cup fresh basil

½ cup raw cashews

¼ cup olive oil

1 clove of garlic

pinch of sea salt

pinch of ground pepper

1 tbs goats cheese.

Method

Use a spiralizer, grater or peeler to prepare the noodles; set aside.

In a small food processor ( I use my Nutri Bullet) place the remaining ingredients with 1 tbs of water to help mix. Pulse until a pesto is formed.

Mix into noodles and serve.

* Note* You can eat the Zucchini raw or steamed. I don’t often like to use a microwave but it’s a great way to instantly heat your noodles if wanting them warm. Add 1 tbs water to the bowl of zucchini and cover with cling wrap. Pierce two holes with a fork and place in the microwave for two minutes.

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Brooke Meredith

Brooke Meredith, is the passionate founder and Editor-In-Chief of A Conscious Collection Magazine. A glowing representation of wellness, and an advocate for healthy living. Brooke’s passion for health and wellbeing began following the discovery of her own intolerances and health ailments. Her house soon became a hub for recreating healthy versions of her favourite recipes, and soon her home was filled with an abundance of nourishing, nutritious whole foods. A certified Health Coach, Brooke’s passion lies with helping others become the best version of themselves and created A Conscious Collection to nurture, empower and inspire. As an Australian model, Brooke lives and breathes wellness, understanding the direct correlation between looking and feeling your best, which comes with a life in balance. When you can pry her away from working on all things ACC, you’ll find her fleeting around the globe on wellness escapes, enjoying three hour brunch dates with girlfriends and diving mouth first in to her famous healthified chocolate brownies.

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