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My Summer favorite: Zucchini pasta with basil-cashew sauce

This is one of my favorite summer recipes. It is very refreshing, light, highly satisfying and it is raw! Before I share the recipe with you, I would like to talk more about the health benefits of this meal.

Let’s start with the zucchini:

  • Great source of fiber, which aids digestion, prevents constipation, helps lower cholesterol.
  • The vitamin C and A found in zucchini are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. It also contains magnesium and potassium which helps to lower blood pressure, and the magnesium reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • It is high in manganese, which helps the body metabolize protein and carbohydrate and it also plays a role in sex hormone production.

Basil:

  • anti-inflammatory: blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling.
  • great antioxidant: protects premature aging, skin issues.
  • antibacterial: stops the growth of many bacteria.
  • Used to treat constipation, stomach cramps and indigestion as well as colds and flu.
  • Great source of magnesium, which can help improve blood flow.
 Olive oil: 
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps to lower levels of blood cholesterol
  • Antioxidant

 Lemon: 

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Immune boosting
  • Aids digestion, liver cleanser and fights infections.

Cashew: 

  • High copper content helps eliminate free radicals, great source of antioxidant
  • Promotes good cardiovascular health
  • Rich in magnesium that is necessary for strong bones.

Coconut water: 

  • Low calories
  • Super hydrating
  • High in potassium.

Zucchini pasta with Basil-cashew sauce (serves 4)

  • 5-6 zucchini, peeled, and cut with a spiral slicer (if you don’t have one click here to see how to make zucchini noodles)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of fresh basil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp of Olive oil
  • pinch of Celtic or Himalayan salt

Combine all ingredients, except the zucchini in a blender and blend it until it is smooth. Pour the sauce over the noodles, mix them well and ENJOY!

~ For Conscious Living

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