This original recipe comes from Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Noelle Smith, of Mississauga, Ontario. Noelle’s recipes, food photography and musings can be found at www.noellebeesmith.blogspot.ca - a very entertaining read with great tips for DIY projects in the kitchen, including “milking your nuts”!
“Big on flavour, even bigger on nutrition, this recipe takes an old comfort-food favourite - pasta with cream sauce - and turns it into a nourishing powerhouse with a bevy of healthful ingredients! Pasta without the guilt - what's not to love?” says Noelle.
Prep time: 1- 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 - 4
1 c. raw cashews, soaked at least 4 hours
1 c. water
2/3 c. nutritional yeast
1 tbsp. chia seeds (to thicken)
1 lemon, juiced
2 small cloves garlic
1- 1/2 tsp. SuperLeaf™ Moringa powder
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
generous pinch sea salt
2 tbsp. fresh Italian parsley
3 c. dry pasta of choice (gluten free recommended)
1-2 tbsp. olive oil
1 c. sliced shitake mushrooms
1 c. red bell pepper, diced large
2 c. fresh asparagus tips, chopped
1-2 green onions, sliced
Bonus Tip: Put the "primavera" in this recipe by using fresh, in season, local asparagus if possible. Later in the season, sub broccoli for asparagus. Always strive to use organic, fresh, local, and seasonal produce whenever possible!
Note that adding SuperLeaf Moringa to this recipe boosts the amino acids and protein content, the iron, calcium, Vitamin B1 and B2, betacarotene (Vitamin A), and much more. Read all about the nutritional powers of SuperLeaf™ at https://superleaf.ca/pages/why-superleaf