Kelp Noodles with Almond and Lime dressing
You come home after a crazy hectic day and you have that gnawing feeling in your stomach that cannot be ignored (feed me seymour).
To be honest all you want to do is take a shower or a long bath and play possum. So what could you whip up in less time than two booty shakes?
Kelp noodles tossed in a almond lime dressing
Ladies meet kelp, he’s the kind of guy that tells you just how gorgeous you look in everything you were, yes, even if you’ve been wearing the same yoga pants two days in a row…oh, did I just call you out?
Kelp, a sea vegetable is such a great substitute for spaghetti, raw, fat-free, gluten-free and very low in carbohydrates. They have absolutely no taste to boast of, which work well in their favour as this allows you to play with flavours depending on your mood. As an alternative to rice and pasta noodles, they contain no rice, flour or sugar and because they are raw, they can be eaten straight out of the pack . Don’t pull that face, they just have a slight crunch to them straight from the pack, but after you have slathered on whatever dressing or sauce, they take on the consistency of pasta and they don’t compete for flavour with your chosen sauce.
Let’s look at the nutritional facts to further seduce you to the not-so-dark side. They have over 70 minerals and 21 amino acids, helping with thyroid functioning which is responsible for regulating your metabolism. They help alleviate menstrual cramps and premenstrual symptoms as well as a few cases of arthritis due to calcium and magnesium content.
Not only do these understated babies do all that for you, they also take centre stage in the beauty arena by promoting hair and scalp health, because your worth it.
Want to keep your energy levels high, introduce these as an alternative accompaniment to your Italian soirees and start seeing the difference for yourself.
Now on to the recipe.
kelp noodles with Almond lime dressing
serves 2 as a main meal or 4 as a starter
1 packet of Sea Tangle kelp noodles, rinsed and drained
2 carrots, grated
½ head red cabbage, grated
- rinse kelp noodles
- Add grated vegetables in a bowl and place to the side whilst you prepare the dressing.
4 tablespoons Almond butter
1/4 c filtered water
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 jalapeño peppers
1 tablespoon *nama shoyu
small knob of fresh ginger
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 lime, juiced
* Unpasteurized soy sauce
Blend all sauce ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
Pour over noodles, toss thoroughly and let sit for 10 minutes, whilst preparing salad.
Plate on top of a bed of greens and top with *kimchee (optional) and sesame seeds.
* kimchee is a Korean speciality made from fermented, spiced cabbage. You can purchase a jar from whole foods stores or Asian Supermarkets.
Ashar Boyle, “The Raw Snack PA” is CEO & Founder of Rawgeous, a Premier healthy snack delivery service that is the culmination of the love of fashion, beauty and conscious living. As a Raw Food Teacher, Ashar takes her passion and gifts for raw food and impeccable service and uses them to make it easy for you to just be you…naturally.