Last time, we talked about the Diabetes epidemic and what you can do to prevent it or reverse it if you already have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes.
Although it’s necessary to cut out all grains, sugar, and other starchy carbs like potatoes while you work to reverse the damage, don’t assume all you can eat is a salad every night. There are lots of healthy, low-acid, low-carbohydrate dishes that you can enjoy. And remember, once you get your insulin and blood sugar levels under control, you can add in nutritious grains like quinoa.
But in the meantime, today’s recipe is great for anyone concerned about Diabetes and also anyone else!
It’s a delicious take on traditional pesto that combines basil, parley, and mint served over spiralized zucchini noodles, an acid-free alternative to pasta for anytime you crave a bowl of comfort food.
Give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
Zucchini Noodles With Mint Almond Pesto
INGREDIENTS FOR MINT ALMOND PESTO
1/2 cup of mint leaves, firmly packed
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, firmly packed
1/4 cup of basil leaves, firmly packed
1/3 cup slivered almonds
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste (start with 1/2 tsp.) (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
INGREDIENTS FOR NOODLES
3 medium zucchini (use spiralizer)
1 lemon zest, finely grated
1/2 tsp. sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
For Mint Almond Pesto: In a mini food processor, combine the mint, parsley, basil, almonds, garlic, pepper flakes, and sea salt. Pulse until all the ingredients are finely chopped. Add olive oil and pulse again until a puree forms. Add more salt or olive oil to taste.
Make zucchini noodles using a spiralizer (ideal) or a vegetable peeler. Place in a serving bowl, and add the pesto dressing to coat. Sprinkle the lemon zest over the zucchini pesto and toss again.
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