Protein Pesto & Rainbow Veggie Spaghetti Recipe

Protein Pesto & Rainbow Veggie Spaghetti Recipe
SERVES

TIME TO PREPARE

STORAGE
The pesto will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days
Vegetarian Sugar Free Dairy Free

This recipe utilises the supreme creaminess of Walnut Butter whipped up into a gorgeous pesto that is a luxury on a healthy pasta dish. If you have an active lifestyle, this recipe can be a great meal or even an inbetween snack. There is a Superfood addition to this dish in the form of a decent splash of our Hemp Protein Powder, giving it a protein boost,a good dose of healthy fatty acids which contribute to the nutritious nutty texture and taste. Once you've made the Walnut pesto it can be spread on bread or used as a dip with veg sticks.  

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Ingredients

Equipment
  • Sharpe Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Table Spoon
  • Food Processor
  • Spiraliser (for the vegetable pasta)
  • Vegetable Peeler (in case you don't have a Spiraliser) 

Method

PROTEIN PESTO

  1. Prepare the cloves of Garlic
  2. Then place the Basil, Walnut Nut Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Hemp Protein Powder and Himalayan Salt into the Food Processor
  3. Blend until it forms a smooth texture (add more Olive Oil if you prefer a thinner consistency)

RAINBOW VEGGIE SPAGHETTI

  1. Using the Spiraliser, spiralise the vegetables to form long, thin curls of ‘spaghetti’.
  2. If you don't own a Spiraliser you can use a Vegetable Peeler but this takes a little longer
  3. Add fresh cherry tomatoes for extra flavour and texture
  4. Add an optional squeeze of lemon juice
Variations

Instead of the spiralised vegetables you can use any kind of pasta or even a healthy dose of brown rice. The Protein Pesto is a very versitile and delcious paste that you can use as a sauce, dip or spread. Some of you may be inclined to eat this pesto straight from the pot and you'd be forgiven if you wanted to, it's that good.

Benefits

Other than the vegetables, this uber healthy 'pasta' dish includes some totally unadulterated ingredients combined to form a pesto of divine proportions. Combining the fresh Walnut Butter and Hemp Protein Powder brings a large amount of 'complete' protein (meaning that you get all essential amino acids), fibre, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron and healthy fatty acids into this pesto. If your on a no a meat diet then all of these elements are essential for building a good immunity, regulating the blood, improving stamina and also helping combat anxiety.

21 May 2015 - 4:56pm