High in protein, fibre, green goodness, low in sugar with no refined nasties & made in under 10min!
This is a nutritional powerhouse of a meal. Each 50g of black bean noodles has 22g protein, 10g fibre and approx. 30% RDI iron (the absorption of which is boosted by the Vit C from the other ingredients) with only 7.5g carbs, that’s a seriously good nutritional “pasta” meal and that’s not even mentioning the nutritional goodness you get from the avocado, basil, peas and garlic! Plus this is 2/5 a day (3 if you use more noodles), you can’t get much better than that!
You can of course use courgetti/wholegrain noodles however I like these noodles as they’re lighter than grain based ones yet give quite a close spaghetti-esque texture, so overall you get a very satisfying meal without missing the usual suspects.
Recipe (serves 1)
-50g black bean noodles (you can get this in big supermarkets, online, Holland & Barrett or from amazon)
-80g frozen peas
-large handful fresh basil (15-20g)
-1 small ripe avocado
-1 clove garlic
-juice 1/4 lemon
-1 Tbspn olive oil
-salt/pepper/chilli flakes depending on your taste
Optional: 1/4 or 1/2 tspn moringa/wheatgrass powder or add in more greens to boost your veg intake e.g spinach, watercress, rocket etc
Simply cook the noodles as directed, leaving 5mins before the end to pop in your frozen peas to cook alongside them.
While the noodles are cooking, blitz together the other ingredients reserving chilli flakes, if using them, for a topping.
Once cooked, drain the peas and noodles then slather on the pesto and devour, knowing that afterwards you’ll have a happy belly AND a happy body!