The old Latin proverb “Mens sana in corpore sano”, or “A healthy mind in a healthy body” has always been one of my main life mottos. In these crazy uncertain times, we surely need a good dose of mental sanity, as well as titanium immune system, which can only be maintained by a proper nutrition. Proper nutrition = consuming foods that truly feed every single cell of our body.
As it usually goes, theory is not a rocket science, but occasionally it does get a bit tricky with a real life application. How many times per week do you ask yourself: “Hm, what should I eat today?” Then your mind instantly blocks, and eventually you end up nibbling on store bought/restaurant ordered ready to go meal accompanied by that heavenly looking totally E ingredients friendly dessert…
But hey my friend, help is on the way! It is actually a recipe away 🙂 All the goodness of the Green Machine Pasta Sauce is there to patch you up on a body, and consequently mind level.
What exactly makes this sauce soooooo special?
- This goodie is the food that feeds all the way. Base ingredients cashews, leek, spinach and peas are here for the perfect dose of essential vitamins, minerals and proteins (cashews). On top of that, greens will give you a well needed alkaline boost, which will result in a well-balanced, light and powerful body.
- Perfectly rounded end flavor – mouthwatering and heartwarming, yet leaing you with a light sensation. You literally start singing an opera after this meal, this is how good it is 🙂
- Ideal for all seasons, on any given day. Can be served hot or cold, even drunk as a smoothie! Colder days call for pasta, summer days are perfect for courgetti spaghetti as a side, and transitional periods are great for a mix of pasta and courgetti spaghetti.
- 100% freezer friendly. Triple the recipe dose, pour the sauce into several smaller jars/food containers, and you are set for a full month of good food binging. How cool is that?
- Quick and easy to make. For real)) Under 15 minutes prep time is not a marketing trick. You can do this with your eyes closed.
Now sit down and relax. Take few deep breaths. Focus completely on your body. Give it a big thank you for being so amazing and supportive.
This avatar is your temple. Keep it clean. Meaning, get your bum into a gear, and make a huge batch of Green Power Pasta Sauce. The only perfect moment is now!
Stay well and mentally positive my friend.
Food that truly feeds and nourishes every single cell of your body. Green power shower on a body and mind level. Enjoy irresponsibly 🙂
- 100 g peas (fresh or frozen)
- 50 g cashews (no need to pre-soak)
- 5 cm (2 inches) leek
- 30 g spinach (this is 1 generous handful)
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast or grated parmesan cheese
- 200 ml water
- 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 larger clove of fresh)
- 2 tsps salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- pinch of Cayene pepper
- 1 tsp dry basil
- 2 tsps Dijon mustard
- 1/4 large lemon juice (or half of medium)
Boil peas in a pot of salted water (cca 1 tbsp) for 8 minutes. This goes for fresh or frozen.
While peas is boiling, start assembling and preparing all other ingredients; wash spinach, wash and roughly chop leek stalk…
Drain peas under cold running water and set aside.
Place cashews and water into a food processor/high speed blender. Blend on high speed until you get a milky looking consistency. This will take about 1 minute, depending on the machine power.
Add all other ingredients, and blend for another minute.
Now is the time to check the taste. Adjust spices if needed (more salt, pepper, spiciness or cheesiness).
Blend for another 30 seconds and voila – your super powers sauce is ready 🙂
Pour it over boiled pasta, courgetti spaghetti, or my favourite – a mix of both; 50g. of pasta and half of large courgette per person. Note: it is perfectly fine to heat up the sauce beforehand.
- Toasted sesame seeds are excellent companion of this dish. If handy, definitely sprinkle some on the top before serving.
- Tinned peas are ok to use, but for the sake of maximum nutritional value and fully rounded end flavour, my vote would certainly go to frozen or fresh options.
- You can substitute water with the plant based/dairy milk for some extra creaminess; completely or partially.
- Pickled beetroot or freshly grated beetroot and carrot salad are “the it” side dish.